Stand By is not just about sports, but also talks of friendship gone sour.
How ambitions can create a rift and drive a wedge between thick pals. Though the
film is a notch above the ordinary, with Surkar keeping the viewers glued to the
proceedings in most parts, what acts as a roadblock, at places, are the songs
that have been juxtaposed in the plotline. Frankly, Stand By should have been a
songless film; that would've only made it stand apart from films of its ilk.