It's an arduous task to make a film with kids. And much more difficult to inject a sport [read, cricket] in the plotline. 2007 has witnessed two films with cricket as the backdrop - Hattrick and Say Salaam India. In Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii, two tracks run concurrently -- an orphan's desire to have parents and his passion for cricket.
Made with noble intentions and with the motive of making a film that would appeal to kids from 6 to 60, Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii doesn't really measure up to the expectations of either adults or kids. That's because the film appeals in bits and spurts. The sequences on the pitch succeed in arousing the required emotions, but the emotional angle in the story [between Rahul Bose and his estranged father Nasser Abdullah] appears fake. Also, the romance between Rahul and Meera Vasudevan is half-baked. In fact, forced in the narrative.