Mumbai: The highly-anticipated trailer of Amazon Prime Video’s first Indian sports docu-series, Sons of Soils: Jaipur Pink Panthers takes us through the lives of Kabaddi players, who, like everyone else, go through hardships and struggles too. But it’s the act of staying strong and not giving up in the face of these hurdles, and overcoming them graciously under the mentorship of Abhishek Bachchan, that showcases its potential of being a mesmerising watch.
Here are some more reasons that make Sons of the Soil: Jaipur Pink Panthers, worth your watch:
1. Kabaddi- a nationally loved sport
Kabaddi has been a part of India’s culture since the ancient times, and it would be safe to say that every child has grown up playing it. The good old days when you played it with your childhood friends while the sun shone bright above your heads, all while chanting ‘kabaddi kabaddi’ like a mantra, it has been a part of us all in a way. Thus making this series a compelling watch and reminisce about those golden days.
2. Amazon Prime Video’s first sports docu-series
This is theAmazon Prime Video’s first Indian Original sports docu-seriesabout an Indian sport (kabaddi). This docuseries expands into the life of kabaddi and their players, with the help of extremely raw and honest documentation of everything from the making of a kabaddi team, to the sacrifices that go into sustaining the team, making it an emotional journey you can’t help but feel emotionally invested in.
3. To inspire the long-lost sportsman within you
In the world of sports, we often get to see just the surface level, like the matches and the events, for example. And are completely oblivious to the innerworkings that contribute in achieving a fruitful outcome. But, all the preparations in the form of blood, sweat and tears, sportsmanship a player portrays through his passion and dedication, the teamwork, patience and love for the sport is equally important too. This docuseries does a wonderful job at highlighting all of these nitty-gritties, proving it to be a worthwhile watch.
4. Abhishek Bachchan, as the mentor
The team Jaipur Pink Panthers is owned by none other than the Bollywood superstar AbhishekBachchan. You can catch glimpses of him in the trailer as well, and it’s evident that he plays an integral part in the functioning of the team. He’s actively seen motivating his players through his words, or even helping them deal with failures. Given how promising the trailer is, it’s safe to assume that eventually you too would be as invested in the team, as is Abhishek.
5. A bond, like family
We are always taught that family comes first. Such is the case, for family we choose to make too. For example, the Jaipur Pink Panthers and this becomes apparent when Abhishek very rightfully says, “once a panther, always a panther.” If there’s one thing the trailer puts forward beautifully, is that, in unity is strength. Whether it be a victory or defeat, a family deals with it together. It requires a lot of patience, understanding, and compassion, but together, they can overcome any obstacle that dares to step in their way.