Say Salaam India: 'Let's Bring the Cup Home' (2007)


Say Salaam India: 'Let's Bring the Cup Home' (2007)

Principal Goswami of prestigious Royal Heritage High School recruits his chum, Hari Sadu, to coach his school's five-time winning cricket team, only to let him go following complaints of abuse. Hari approaches various other schools in Tejpur, and manages to convince Principal Saxena of Adarsh Vidya Mandir to coach an impoverished team to face the champions. He will soon realize that apart from being the underdogs, he will also face opposition from the school's coach, Surinder Huda, who detests cricket and would prefer to coach students on traditional Indian sports such as Kho Kho, Khusti, Kabbadi, and hockey; and that his 11-member team will be facing, not only abuse, but more than 11 players from the opposition.
IMDb  6.3 /10
Director Subhash Kapoor
Writer Subhash Kapoor
Writer Sanjay Chauhan
Writer Gauhar Raza
Release Date2007-03-30
Runtime2h 10mins
GenreDrama, Sport
Content Rating
CompanyCredence Motion Pictures, Speaking Tree Films
Mandar Jadhav
Mandar Jadhav
Harry Oberoi
Sonali 'Sona' H. Sadu
Principal Goswami 'Gossi'
Surinder Huda (as Manoj Pahawa)
Sagar Chawla
Sagar Chawla
(as Sagar Chawala)
Ranjan Chhabra
Ranjan Chhabra
Prateek Jain
Prateek Jain
Mahipal 'Mahi'
Mustafa Khozem
Mustafa Khozem
Anuj Pandit
Anuj Pandit
Gurvinder 'Guri' Singh
Vice-principal Vinay Chopra

Say Salaam India

Say Salaam India is an 2007 Indian Hindi language cricket movie, written and directed by Subhash Kapoor, and starring Sanjay Suri, Milind Soman and Sandhya Mridul. The film revolves around a group of four boys and their passion for the sport.


The film begins by introducing four boys, Viru, Mahi, Shakeel and Guri, and how they fight their circumstances and lack of resources to pursue their love of cricket. Meanwhile, in the elite Royal Heritage School in the state capital, a cricket coach Hari Sadu has the task of coaching the school team to win their sixth state championship, but faces opposition to his coaching methods by players on the team, who are talented but unwilling to work hard to improve. This leads to tension between the coach and players, which leads to Hari Sadu being wrongfully accused and fired by the board of members, replaced by Harry Oberoi, a suave fixer from the cricket world who suits the image and profile of the school.

Hari Sadu is determined to make a local team to compete at the Inter-School Challenge, with the help of his wife Sonali and his cerebral palsy-suffering son Rustam. He develops a cricketing eleven from the wrestling team at the local corporation school, overcoming various hurdles to take on the Royal Heritage School at the Inter-School Challenge. The boys come from humble backgrounds and limited resources but have a passion for cricket and natural talent.


  • Mandar Jadhav - Viru
  • Sanjay Suri - Hari Sadu
  • Milind Soman - Harry Oberoi
  • Sandhya Mridul - Sonali
  • Sachin Khedekar - Gossy
  • Manoj Pahwa - Surinder Huda
  • Madhur Mittal
  • Anuj Pandit Sharma as Guri
  • Vinay Pathak
  • Aditya Seal as Siddharth


  • "Chaal Murkhiyon Waali" Labh Janjua
  • "Chaal Murkhiyon Waali" (Remix)- Labh Janjua
  • "Haiya Haiya" Naresh Iyer
  • "Kainthewala" Bill Singh
  • "Kamli" Jaspinder Narula
  • "Tana Re Bana Re" (Female)- Shubha Mudgal
  • "Tana Re Bana Re" (Male)- Sonu Nigam
  • "Tana Re Bana Re" (Male Remix)- Sonu Nigam