Watched it yet? Yes or no, go on and read to know why it is more than just another biopic.
Thought it is a movie but as one sits in the hall with some dynamic surround sound, one starts to live every moment. As the title suggests it is a biopic made on our very own “Captain Cool” Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The man who changed the fate of Indian cricket team which was in a rift for a very long while; the man who brought us the world cup back after 28 years.
The movie begins with a moment which is sure to bring up a nostalgic feel, the final shot that Dhoni played in the legendary final match, along with the powerful commentary by Ravi Shastri which was showcased word to word. No Indian can really forget that moment in life! It was like a flood of billions of memories that strike you back and take you to 2011 WC finals. Just before the final shot, the movie typically moves to the flashback (and you know something great has begun).
Shushant Singh Rajput hasn’t only played the character of Dhoni but has lived it! One always feels like there is real Dhoni on the reel screen. Early struggles and how Dhoni developed an interest in cricket, how he was coached and the financial troubles of a typical middle class family with two kids are realistically portrayed and the viewers will find it relatable.
The first half of the movie will keep one occupied and won’t let you off your seat. The real condition and politics in the field of sports in India is shown accurately, also how and why every Indian parent forces a philosophy of “academic experience is more important than sports and activities” in India is demonstrated to a level from which one can’t simply demand more.
After intermission, comes the second part of the Dhoni’s life where he decides to grab the opportunity which knocks his door by going against the odds. This part is relatively slow in pace as this focuses on his success story and love life. The music of the movie will satisfy one to the soul and one will surely come out humming some tones.
This part also displays the dark part of Dhoni’s life where he lost his first love Priyanka Jha in a tragic road accident (some people may cry because Disha Patani is really brilliant in her Bollywood debut and one feels sad when she dies). And how this news broke him and made him feel guilty in some way or the other as he could never confess his love to her, despite her loving him unconditionally comes off as a real heartbreaking moment.
Also, how he came over with this tragedy and moved on will prove to be a motivation and lesson for the youth who take silly steps without knowing what actually love is. Then Dhoni finds his real life Heroine in the film in Sakshi Rai, a girl who didn’t recognize him at first and was a hotel receptionist. Dhoni found his Priyanka somewhere in Sakshi. The story after some ups and downs reach the climax where India lifts the world cup again. And at the end real Dhoni can be seen right before the credits.
All in all the movie is a bit too long(3 hr 5 min) for today’s generation but is still a must watch at least once. The movie introduces us to the real personal life of M.S. Dhoni who is not really outspoken in front of media. And also it has a lot to learn from. The dialogue delivery by the cast, the accent, the drama seems so real that every other individual would relate to it and will love it.
The movie is great and is a thoroughly enjoyable. It is really a great treat for Dhoni fans and Yuvraj fans tooa as the short but damn powerful role has been played brilliantly by the actor who somewhat looks like him too!
Our advice: JUST GO FOR IT ONCE!
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