MS Dhoni-The Untold Story
Much eagerly awaited MS Dhoni-The Untold Story has been released & it has so far driven mixed response from film critics and general audience.
Directed By: Neeraj Pandey
Star Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Rajesh Sharma, Bhumika Chawla, Kumud Mishra, Kiara Advani, Disha Patani
Much to the surprise of the audience as everyone wanted to see what Dhoni felt under extreme pressure situations in high tipped encounters, it came out as a series of events as they happened in his life, from his childhood to all the way into the cricket team. It also didn’t explain his relations with fellow team mates & his controversy with Sehwag, Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid or in other words the senior players of the team.
But still as a all round movie it has got the punch in good cricketing scenes with all the fervour of reality in them with Dhoni winning the 2011 one day world cup with a huge hit off Nuwan Kulasekara’s bowling. Childhood scenes also have been liked by the public in which Anupam Kher his father is portrayed as advising Dhoni to focus on his studies & to find even a small job as a far better option than playing sports. How after doing exactly that by becoming a Railways employee he is still unsatisfied & single handedly tries to pursue his big sports dreams finding some comfort from his Mother & Sister. Two short Romances in Priyanka & Sakshi come in quick succession one after the other.
In a nutshell it portrays Dhoni as an ideal character showing his struggle from a small town to success path. Mostly critics have given it 3/5 stars much attributed to Sushant’s best cinematic performance so far & other because of the inspirational value carried by the story.
So Neeraj Pandey’s Biopic is still a go for cricket fans & Mahi as well with punchline “Mahi Maar Raha Hai”…