First exclusive screening of Cricket Documentary Haq Se India

London based One One Six Network Limited announces its maiden project, a film based on Team India!s historic win during the first ICC T20 World Cup played in 2007.

Produced by global sports executive and human brands expert Gaurav Bahirvani and London based stock broker Jaideep Pandya under the banner One One Six Network Limited; and directed by Mumbai based film maker Saugat Bhattacharya, hails Haq Se India!, the first ever film based on Team India!s landmark win against arch-rivals Team Pakistan at the inaugural ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2007, played in South Africa.


This triumph was a milestone event in the Indian cricketing history that changed the face of cricket forever, and paved way for the remarkable success of what we now know as the most viewed sporting league in the world, the Indian Premier League (IPL).

First time captain MS Dhoni!s out of the box thinking scripted history and embarked him on a journey to become one of the most successful captains in the history of world cricket. Unwavering effort of the Indian team complemented with power pact performances of the players made the cricket-crazy nation win the first T20 World Cup. Using narrative non-fiction treatment, the film will capture candid conversations, real-life moments and dramatic details of the tournament, making it a compelling and entertaining story for the audience.


Filming in real time with multiple cameras, the plot revolves around two highly spirited cricket enthusiasts who decide to go back to where it all started, searching and bringing together as many squad members of the 2007 T20 World Cup team to celebrate their glory once again by throwing them the first surprise reunion party since their win 14 years ago.

The film will feature a big cast of OG players, administrators and experts of the game and showcase the victory that proved Team India’s dominance in world cricket . The film is expected to release during the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 this year on an OTT platform. The film will be shot in the UK, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai. The film will also showcase a title track composed by renowned music-duo Salim and Sulaiman Merchant.

Speaking about his maiden project, Gaurav Bahirvani, Founder and CEO of One One Six Network Limited mentions, “If 1983 made us the world champions for the first time, then 2007 marked the beginning of our dominance in world cricket, and it still continues. The 2007 T20 world cup victory was a major milestone in Indian cricket because it not only augmented the phenomenal launch of the IPL, but paved way for a streak of victories thereafter including the 2011 World Cup and the Champions Trophy, all under the remarkable leadership of MS Dhoni. Haq Se India is the celebration of our heroes from the 2007 T20 world cup squad, where every member played their part so beautifully and worked together as a team determined to win that cup, literally, Haq Se. I am very excited to start our celluloid journey with this special project and I sincerely hope that this film and our title track will win the hearts of the audience.”


Jaideep Pandya, Co-founder, One One Six Network Limited adds, “This tournament is recorded as one of the most celebrated triumphs in the history of Indian cricket. It has been a long 14 year wait for India to win a big cup in T20 cricket, and to know what winning is, we wanted to go back to the beginning and talk to the men who brought India the glory. Haq Se India is the spirit of today’s India that demands what it deserves. The film aims to epitomise India’s world dominance not just in cricket, but also as a nation.”

QUOTES FROM THE HAQ SE INDIA TEAM

“ For me, every game I have played was important and the T20 World Cup in 2007 was no different. I was very glad to hear that Gaurav had decided to make a film on this tournament that we won with sheer determination and leadership at all levels. This film will allow the audience to understand the journey that every cricketer goes through when playing for their nation. It was my biggest honour to play for my country and I hope this film will strengthen the hope of the younger generation who wish to play for India. My best wishes to the Haq Se India team.”

Gautam Gambhir

Former Indian cricketer and member of the 2007 T20 WorldCup squad.

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“The T20 Worldcup win of 2007 is etched in our memories and I am so glad to be a part of this film. When I sat down to speak with Gaurav, so many wonderful memories came back about that tournament. I still remember that drive from the Mumbai airport to the Wankhede stadium when we came back with the cup. We received so much love from our fans. I am sure they will give the same love to this film too. By the way, the title song of this film is really amazing too! ”

Harbhajan Singh

Indian Cricketer and member of the 2007 T20 World Cup squad.

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“If there were no difficulties ,there would be no success. To win it without a struggle was perhaps to win it without honour. This is the T20 World Cup 2007 winning film about our struggles and achieving greatness through honour and the blessings of our fans and well wishers. Thanks to the entire team of Gaurav bhai and Jaideep bhai… just waiting to experience the glory once again with this film. Haq Se India 🇮🇳“

– S Sreesanth

Former Indian Cricketer and member of the 2007 T20 World Cup squad.

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“ I never thought someone will make a film about the 2007 T20 World Cup so it was such a pleasant surprise to receive a call from Gaurav. The experience of shooting with my fellow squad members brought back such great memories. Can’t wait for everyone to watch it!”

– RP Singh

Former Indian cricketer and member of the 2007 T20 WorldCup squad.

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“Today T20 cricket is cherished by one and all in India, but not much is spoken about how it all started. This film by Gaurav will take the cricket fans back to the time when we played the first T20 World Cup in 2007, as one united team. I believe this film will offer great learning for young cricketers and I am sure everyone will enjoy watching it.”

– Virender Sehwag

Former Indian cricketer and member of the 2007 T20 WorldCup squad.

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“2007 is the most memorable year of my cricketing career and more so because we won that first T20 World Cup in South Africa. I am so happy that after 14 years Gaurav decided to make a film about our win and reached out to me requesting my for my involvement. It was such a wonderful experience to be a part of this film and I am sure the Indian cricket fans with love this.”

– Joginder Sharma

Former Indian cricketer and member of the 2007 T20 WorldCup squad.

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“It was such a challenging job to make a song for the T20 world cup of 2007. To make a sports anthem which encompasses so many feelings and emotions of a billion people is not easy. This year 2007 was very important because India lost the 50 over world cup, then won the 20 over world cup and for us we had created Chak De India which was the only song playing when the team came back to India. With this glorious film HAQ SE INDIA, there are so many emotions and nostalgia attached and when Gaurav approached us to create the title track, it was a challenge for both me as a composer and Amitabh as a writer. Whenever I have created anything which involves the word “India”, there is a huge responsibility on my shoulders and I am so happy everyone involved with the film really loves the song. I am so excited to be part of this project and I really hope it reaches out to every Indian around the world and touches their hearts”

– Salim Merchant

Indian music composer and singer

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