IPL 2019 build-up: Star Sports launches cricket docuseries ‘Dream On’’

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Star Sports will present a seven-part cricket docuseries ‘Dream On’ in run up to the Indian Premier League 2019. The cricket docuseries in each episode unfold the story of a young star’s rise to name and fame on the strength of his game. “If you have game, your dream can have a name,” is the theme.

The 12th edition of VIVO IPL is all set to enthrall fans globally from March 23rd onwards. Adding to the excitement ahead of the world’s most-watched cricketing tournament, Star Sports, the official broadcaster of VIVO IPL has launched a brand-new docuseries – Dream On – Game Banayega Name.

Youngsters, Khaleel Ahmed, Rinku Singh, Rahul and Deepak Chahar, Kulwant Khejroliya, Shivam Mavi, Aryaman Birla, Manzoor Dar and Shubman Gill feature in this seven-part docuseries, which seeks to turn the spotlight on Vivo IPL as the platform where talent meets opportunity. The series captures the trials tribulations that these youngsters have been through to earn a place on the world’s biggest showcase of talent.

For decades, budding cricketers have had limited opportunities. After all, how many dreams can the India cap accommodate? 11 years ago, VIVO IPL changed all of it. Uncapped talented players got an opportunity to play with or against Indian and International players. In a few years, VIVO IPL became the platform for talented youngsters to leap towards their dream of being a well-known Cricketer.

‘Dream On’ captures 8 such stories of hardship, grit, determination, courage, failure and success. The show highlights the impact VIVO IPL has on these lives and how it has changed lives, communities and the game forever. Making dreams come true and inspiring young minds to dream big, VIVO IPL is perhaps one of the biggest platforms today and this is what this 7-part documentary series aim to capture.

On the lines of the VIVO IPL marketing campaign ‘Game Banayega Name’, Dream On focuses on how VIVO IPL is a platform where the only thing that matters is the game one owns with the talent they have.

Dream On series debuts on the Star Sports network on Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First on Saturday, March 16, 2019 and will be telecast every Saturday and Sunday. The series will be narrated in a non-linear style and will showcase trepidation, hard work, excitement and various other emotions as the players continue their journey in VIVO IPL 2019 and go beyond.

The 12th edition of VIVO IPL starts on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar.

What to expect from Dream On:

  • Shubhman Gill – The child prodigy who was supported by his father, unconditionally and succeeded at everything he did had to take on the toughest challenge of his life as he faced rejection and failure in IPL before finally making his mark
  • Deepak Chahar and Rahul Chahar – Story of brothers, where Deepak inspired Rahul to play cricket. This story is about their journey from being inseparable to playing in different teams against each other.
  • Kulwant Khejroliya – Coming from a village in Rajasthan which doesn’t even feature on the map, Kulwant had to give up on his dream of playing Cricket in the face of life’s uncertainties. His journey to VIVO IPL teaches us how it’s never too late to pursue your dream
  • Khaleel Ahmed – Khaleel’s father’s dream was for his son to be a doctor as he had been a compounder all his life but his son could only think of Cricket. Khaleel had to choose between his father’s dream and his own to chart his journey
  • Shivam Mavi – Shivam sustained a serious injury when he was still a kid which threatened to keep him away from Cricket but with the help of a mentor he bounced back to overcome the physical challenges
  • Rinku Singh – A boy whose father delivered LPG cylinders chooses cricket over studies. His family could barely afford to pay for his training, but his grit and determination carried him to VIVO IPL
  • Aryaman Birla – A boy, who seemed to have had it all, but was determined to make a name for himself in a world that only recognizes your game and not your name
  • Manzoor Dar – A boy from Kashmir, who had to fight for survival and found peace in playing cricket.

Schedule: 

Date Time Episode No. Channels
16th March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 1 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First
17th March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 2 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First
18th March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 3 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First
19th March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 4 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First
20th March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 5 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First
21st March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 6 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First
22nd March 2019 10:00 AM Episode 7 Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports First

 

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