Reviews for "The Only Real Game" Movie
"Playing Ball in the Shadow of Warfare, The Only Real Game Traces a Sport’s Impact in India."
“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.”
“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.”
“While Jon Hamm is busy looking for Indian baseball players in ‘Million Dollar Arm,’ filmmaker Mirra Bank has already found them!”
"You've never seen baseball quite like this before."
“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.”
“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.”
“Wonderful, absorbing! Very inspiring without being sentimental.”
“An engrossing and deeply stirring documentary… an overwhelming success…”
“A story that filmmakers only dream about… remarkable and fascinating documentary…”
“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.”
SELECTED PRESS: FIRST PITCH - MLBI COACHING CAMP
Camp Manipur! November 5-13, 2006
"In Manipur baseball has become very popular and become a way of life. They have the same level of interest as the Americans. There were about 200 kids at Imphal alone."
MLBI coach Dave Palese in The Statesman. (Kolkata, November 17, 2006)
First Pitch Chair Muriel (Mike) Peters throws the first pitch at the inaugural ceremony of Camp Manipur!
November 2006. Poknapham. (Imphal November 22, 2006)
Take the views of the US Ambassador in India, David Mulford: “As sports enthusiasts, the Indian people may one day embrace baseball…"
The Statesman on baseball clinics. (Kolkata, November, 2006)
"No one really knows as to how and when the game originated in Manipur. Some trace its roots to the time Imphal was base to American troops during World War II"
India Today (New Delhi, November, 2006.)