Identity Crisis U.K.-India Sports Drama ‘A Game of Two Halves’ Sets Global Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

Identity Crisis U.K.-India Sports Drama ‘A Game of Two Halves’ Sets Global Debut (EXCLUSIVE)

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Indo-British sports drama “A Game of Two Halves,” which tackles themes of identity crisis and racial dissonance, is set for a global bow in 2024.

Directed by British Asian filmmaker Khayam Khan (“Bus Ride”), the film is set across the U.K. and India. It chronicles the transformative, coming-of-age journey of Sanjay, a young British student who discovers his true self not amidst the academic pressures of a prestigious university, but on the dusty fields of Hyderabad, India, while teaching soccer to underprivileged children.

The cast includes Saaj Raja (“Eternals”), Harish Khanna (“12th Fail”), Lucy Jackson (“The Ride”), Swaroopa Ghosh (“War”), Nikkita Chadha (“Barbie”), Sudha Bhuchar (“Mary Poppins Returns”), Chizzy Akudolu (“Holby City”), Rajiv Kumar Aneja (“Tiger Nageswara Rao”), Pawan Chopra (“Asur”) and Sachin Chaudhary (“Sacred Games”).

The film is written by Shirley Day (“My Day”). It is produced by Nicola Gregory and Sheila Nortley under the banners K Squared Films, 2HotFilms and Emineo Films and will be distributed internationally by Shiladitya Bora’s Platoon One Films.

Khan said: “Having grown up in an emerging multicultural Britain, where I was one of only a handful of Brown-skinned kids at school, I identify with Sanjay and sympathise with his struggle to find acceptance. Sanjay tries to be accepted by the cool kids by following the beautiful Shreya, but learns his true nature through the life lessons the kids teach him. In the film, I want to show the juxtaposition of what we believe our identity is and what it truly is when we find ourselves and are comfortable in the skin we have been blessed with.”

“A Game of Two Halves” will release in cinemas in India, U.K. and North America on Feb. 23, 2024.


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