Movie Reviews

 

"Playing Ball in the Shadow of Warfare, The Only Real Game Traces a Sport’s Impact in India."

Neil Genzlinger, The New York Times

 

“Disney may have the ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ but if you want a true story of America’s Pastime in India, check out 'The Only Real Game.”

NY Daily News

 

“Wholly absorbing! There’s a lot of heartache, but they play for love… This film is like another work in the canon of baseball poetry.”

Daphne Howland, Village Voice – Critics’ Pick

 

“While Jon Hamm is busy looking for Indian baseball players in ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ filmmaker Mirra Bank has already found them!”

Reed Tucker, NY Post

 

"You've never seen baseball quite like this before."

All Yellon, SB Nation

 

“Inspiring! One of the most unusual movies ever made about baseball. Unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This is a story which must be told. It combines baseball with human rights… and human dignity.”

Jeffrey Lyons, THE LYONS DEN

 

“Tremendous! This is a unique story about a pure love of the game. In particular the strength and wisdom of the women of Manipur is downright inspiring.”

Tom Verducci, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED ANALYST, MLB NETWORK & FOX

 

“Illuminating… the dreams and nightmares depicted in Mirra Bank’s The Only Real Game are astoundingly, heartrendingly real.”

Jaime Lubin, HUFFINGTON POST

 

“Wonderful, absorbing! Very inspiring without being sentimental.”

Judith Coyne, MORE MAGAZINE

 

“An engrossing and deeply stirring documentary… an overwhelming success…

The East Hampton Star

 

“A story that filmmakers only dream about… remarkable and fascinating documentary…”

Mumbai Mirror

 

“Mirra Bank has struck an exquisite balance… a truly gripping and compassionate story of a people who choose not to give up… a window into the heart of the Manipuri people.”

India Independent Films