I am still reeling with the goosebumps the film gave me. Being from the same state as MS, it was my duty to get the first day first show tickets. I was never worried about the quality or over-hyping of the film. I knew the film would not disappoint me. And boy, was I right. The film exceeded my expectation. Though one should never compare biopics of people, from entertainment point of view, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is the best biopic film I have ever seen.
If the trailer wasn’t proof enough, the film proved without any doubt that there isn’t anyone better suited than Sushant Singh Rajput (SSR) to portray Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Being from same state (Jharkhand was once Bihar), he knows what it’s like to be a small town guy. He is the perfect embodiment of a small town kid with big dreams. His own story – dropping out of college to pursue acting – is not that different from Dhoni’s. Both of them started small but reached new heights with superior skill and tremendous hard work.
Rest of the supporting cast also play their roles perfectly. Anupam Kher’s middle-class father portrayal is so exact that all of us (btw, I hail from a small town called Bokaro Steel City, keep your eyes peeled for the sign board in the film) can see a little bit of our fathers in him. From my own experience, for a middle-class youth, studies and a government job is the only way of surviving in the world. Others like Kiara Advani, Bhumka Chawla, Rajesh Sharma, also shine in their brief roles.
When it comes to biopics, you cannot comment on plot or storyline. You can’t say that the story is predictable or it is boring or something like that. It’s a biopic and so the plot will be the real-life struggle of the lead character. And any changes to it will destroy the purpose of the biopic. For me, the story was pretty straightforward with interesting ‘untold’ tid-bits. And I absolutely loved it. The playgrounds, houses, schools – all reminded me of my childhood and in first ten minutes itself, I was hooked up.
And oh my…the special effects in the film are just brilliant. In each real-life footage, SSR’s face is so skillfully morphed on body of Dhoni that you can’t stop feeling amazed. The lightning, the shadow, the degree of sweat – everything is just perfect. For somebody who has never watched or followed Indian cricket, it will be really difficult to point out whether SSR is real Dhoni or reel Dhoni. Except the last scene where intentionally Dhoni is shown, nowhere in the media footage you can see real Dhoni. Hats off to the Special Effects team!
If you haven’t watched the film, What are you waiting for? This film is worthy of your time and money. Go, get the next ticket to your nearest theaters. This film deserves to be watched in theaters. So, guys! Did you like this movie? Are you inspired by Dhoni’s struggle depicted in the film? Were you mesmerized with the special effects? Comment below, let us know.
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story Cast and Crew
|Directed by||Neeraj Pandey|
|Produced by||Arun Pandey|
Fox Star Studios
|Written by||Neeraj Pandey|
|Screenplay by||Neeraj Pandey|
|Story by||Neeraj Pandey|
|Based on||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Edited by||Shree Narayan Singh|
- Superb Acting Performance
- Soulful Music
- Terrific Special Effects
- Long Runtime