Nobody is more surprised than I am by how much I loved "Million Dollar Arm". I was predisposed otherwise as I am neither a baseball nor a Disney fan, but I was completely won over by the charm of the film and its themes of triumphs over personal challenges. Jon Hamm is perfect as struggling sports agent J. B. Bernstein, who stages a contest in India to find Major League Baseball's next two star pitchers. What he finds are two cricket players who deal with homesickness, language, and cultural barriers but persevere in the face of daunting odds and heaps of skepticism. My personal favorite cast member here is grumpy old scout Ray, played to absolute perfection by Alan Arkin.
Based on a true story, this is a fantastic movie: it's entertaining, funny, and poignant; and if you like baseball, it's got that too! The DVD comes with a great extra called "Training Camp" about preparing actors Suraj Sharma (as Rinku) and Madhur Mittal (as Dinesh) to be pitchers for the movie. I highly recommend this film for everyone.