Coming Wednesday Vadodara will witness an innovative programme where Art will promote a film. The painting workshop will feature 100 kids between the age group of 7 to 15 years who will be provided a cricket bat to paint and express their love to Sachin Tendulkar. Furthermore five of the best bats will be presented to the cricketing legend later on after the exhibition.

The film “Sachin – a billion dreams” is based on the life of Sachin Tendulkar and people are eagerly waiting for its release. The promotions are in full swing and to give it a twist of innovation an art show is going to happen in Vadodara on Wednesday. The art show involving 100 kids from the city providing a bat each on which they paint and show their love towards the cricket legend. Moreover the art workshop is a tribute to the 100 centuries of Sachin Tendulkar in his career and the bats are on display outside the screens of Inox multiplex.

“Successes of any film depend upon strong and deep connect with its audience. Sachin Tendulkar is King of Billions’ hearts. A movie on his life is bound to attract people who have seen him grow as a player achieving extraordinary. Present generation who idolise Sachin are the target audience for this movie. I have thought of following interesting and innovative idea to promote this film and also establish and express emotional bonding with Sachin – the God of Cricket. This event is dedicated to Sachin Tendulkar’s World Record of 100 Centuries in Tests and ODIs. That’s why titled “A Century of Love,” said Sachin Kaluskar curator of the art workshop.

The organisers invite 100 kids between the age group of 7 to 15 years for the painting workshop at Inox, Race Course premises. These kids will be provided with a cricket bat of about 1 .5 feet length and give 3 hours to paint and express their love to Sachin Tendulkar. Paintings material will be provided to each kid. Beautifully painted bats will then be exhibited at Inox, the area near auditoriums. The organisers then request and encourage audience to vote their most liked bat and suggested to gifting top five Bats to Sachin Tendulkar post the exhibition.

The curator said that as less people know that Baroda is considered to be the birth place of Indian cinema and also plays a important role in producing legendary cricketers. So it’s a perfect combination of sport and film as it’s based on the life of Sachin Tendulkar and the innovation is to promote the film through art.

“Baroda plays an important role in the Birth of Indian Cinema. Sir Sayajirao Gaekwad patronised Raja Ravi Varma and gave him 50,000 to import Printing Press and to circulate Lithographs/Oleographs of Gods and Goddesses in India. Dada Saheb Phalke too studied in Kala Bhavan under Sir T K Gajjar. It is said that Sayajirao gave him Scholarship for studying Photography,Paintings and Sculpture.In Mumbai, Dada Saheb Phalke worked under Raja Ravi Varma in his press and Ravi Varma’s paintings inspired him to make Films,” said kaluskar.

The exhibition period will be from May 26th – June 01, 2017 and winners shall be declared on June 02, 2017. “I have requested management of Inox to establish contacts with the makers of the film and try to meet Sachin with winners and their bats. We are inviting Amar Petiwale, Secretary of Baroda Cricket Association to inaugurate the exhibition on Wednesday 24th after the workshop and he can also use his contacts to spread the message to Sachin Tendulkar,” said kaluskar.