Ghoomer (lit. ’Spinner’) [a] is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language sports drama film written and directed by R. Balki. It stars Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, Shabana Azmi and Angad Bedi.
The film had its World Premiere as the opening film at the 14th Indian Film Festival of Melbourne on 12 August 2023 and was released theatrically in India on 18 August 2023. It was subsequently released on streaming platform ZEE5 on November 10, 2023.
Anina, a young batting prodigy, loses her right hand in an accident. An unsympathetic, failed cricketer gives her new hope, trains her with unconventional techniques, to turn her fate around. Ghoomer is a new style of bowling they invent. Once upon a time, in a small village on the outskirts of Mumbai, there lived a young girl named Anina. She was a cricket prodigy, the talk of the town, and the pride of her family. With her astonishing batting skills, Anina had dreams of one day representing India on the international stage. But fate had a different plan for her.
One sunny afternoon, while playing near the local river, a tragic accident occurred. Anina, in an attempt to retrieve a ball that had fallen into the fast-flowing water, lost her balance and slipped. Before anyone could react, her right hand was trapped in the sharp rocks, and she screamed in pain. The accident left her hand severely injured, and the doctors had no choice but to amputate it.Devastated by the loss of her hand and, seemingly, her dreams, Anina fell into a deep depression. She withdrew from the world of cricket, believing that she would never be able to bat again. The villagers, who had once cheered for her, now whispered about her downfall and the unfortunate turn of events.But one man, Amar, a failed cricketer himself who had once aspired to make it big in the sport, refused to give up on Anina. He had a reputation for being stubborn and unsympathetic, but he saw something in Anina that no one else did – her unyielding spirit.