Torbaaz is about a man who decides to teach cricket to kids who are in a refugee camp in Afghanistan. While doing so, he faces stiff opposition from the leader of a fundamentalist camp (played by Rahul Dev) who wants to use the refugee kids as suicide bombers. While sharing the trailer, Sanjay Dutt described the movie in these phrases: "It's when good folks do nothing that the unhealthy guys win!"
The trailer shows Dutt putting his life at risk for the boys in his cricket team in his attempt to provide them with a normal livelihood and keep them away from terrorism.
Torbaaz was earlier scheduled for a theatrical release, which couldn't happen owing to COVID-19 pandemic, after which the makers confirmed its distribution contract with Netflix who began streaming it and directly released it online on 11 December 2020. "I am truly grateful for all the love and support that I have received over the past few months, and I am glad to be returning to the screen with this powerful film". Directed by Girish Malik, the film is Dutt's first release post cancer recovery.
The synopsis of the film read, "At an Afghanistan refugee camp, an ex-army doctor seeks to bring children joy through cricket - and soon realizes that the stakes go beyond the sport". Shot across various historical locations including the Silk Route in Central Asia, Malik says the film has changed his life. With the vast support of Mr Sanjay Dutt, Netflix and my partners, producers, we were able to realise this dream and we hope the audience cherishes this journey of hope.