How two boys from rural India became an inspiration for Hollywood

Published on Variety. May 9th, 2014

Until 2008, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel had not seen a baseball, let alone play the sport. They barely spoke any English and their only dream was to get a job in the security forces (army or Black Cat Commandos) to support their families.


Disney Hits a Home Run with ‘Million Dollar Arm’

Published on Variety. May 6th, 2014

The story of Rinku Singh and Dinesh Kumar Patel, two 18-year-old Indian kids plucked from obscurity to train for a tryout in American Major League Baseball, created headlines here and in India in 2007.


‘Million Dollar Arm’ dares India to dream

Published on Variety. May 6th, 2014

We met six years ago, two innocent teenagers who had no idea how to drink from a water fountain, flabbergasted it took only a phone call to deliver pizza to the front door.