MUMBAI: PVR Pictures will distribute Manmohan Shetty and Ajitpal Mangat’s Victory in India on a commission basis.
The film will be released on 30 January, 2009 with approximately 450 prints across India.
PVR Pictures distribution head Gaurav Verma says, "With a new distribution office in CP, this completes PVR’s office in almost all territories of the country and thus makes PVR a stronger player for All India distribution of films. We are excited about being able to use our wide distribution network to help the movie based on cricket – a religion followed so deeply after Bollywood, reach a wide audience spread across the country."
Victory tells the story of a struggling cricketer who defies all odds to realize an impossible dream. The movie is written and directed by Mangat and produced by Shetty’s Walkwater Media Limited. It stars Harman Baweja, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Brett Lee, Harbhajan Singh, Graham Smith, Shoaib Mallik, Allan Border and more.
It has cameos by a host of cricketers like Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Simon Katich, Stuart Clarke, Brad Hogg, Brad Haddin, Allan Border, Michael Slater, Dean Jones, Shoaib Mallik, Sohail Tanvir, Rao Iftekhar, Kamran Akmal, Waqar Yunus, Sanath Jayasurya, Chaminda Vaas, Kumara Sangakkara, Muttiah Murlitharan, Mahroof, Fernando, Ajantha Mendes, Graeme Smith, Andre Nel, A. Morkel, M. Morkel, Pat Symcox, Harbhajan Singh, Dinesh Karthik, R. P. Singh, Praveen Kumar, Yusuf Pathan, Ashish Nehra, Ramesh Powar, Navjot Singh Siddhu, Maninder Singh, Atul Wassan and Martin Crowe.