You have seen the cricketer. You have seen his sixes. You've danced every single time, he delivered a helicopter shot! But how much do you really know about Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the current captain of Indian Cricket team, whom India lovingly calls 'Mahi'?
Today, (September 30, 2016) is the release of one of those rare
movies, which has welcomed a huge crowd into the theatres and let
me tell you, its popularity is way beyond a Khan movie. A movie
based on a man, who treats Cricket no less than God!
M S Dhoni has hit the theatres and it stars Sushant Singh Rajput
in the lead role. Since the day, the trailer of the film has
released, the movie is in terrific buzz! Now, the D-day has
arrived, we will finally get to know whether the movie is actually
worth the hype. Has the actor done full justice to his role? Will
the film live upto the over-expectations of the audience? Read our
Director: Neeraj Pandey
Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani, Kiara
Advani, Anupam Kher & Others
Coming to the plot of the film, Neeraj Pandey has conceived the
film around the life of M S Dhoni from his childhood till date! How
a common guy named Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Sushant Singh Rajput)
hailing from Ranchi realises his dream and the hurdles he goes
through while achieving his only dream form the crux of the
The script highlights the journey of a budding cricketer
becoming the most successful Captain of Indian Cricket Team. What
hindered his dream of becoming a national level cricket player? And
in spite of having such a big dream, how did he end up as a ticket
collector? The film also reveals that unknown reason that brought
Dhoni back to the sport.
Apart from his struggling days, the plot of the film also throws
light on the tragic love life of Dhoni and how yet again, he found
the love of his life in Sakshi (Kiara Advani). How Dhoni met
Priyanka Jha, his ex-girlfriend (Disha Patani) and how an
unfortunate incident changed Dhoni's life forever!
In the second half of the film, Neeraj Pandey has unveiled
Dhoni's equation with his teammates and many inside details related
to dressing room talks and cricket politics, which are finite
details you desperately want to know.
To unlock the answers of the above questions related to the
personal & professional life of Dhoni, you gotta rush to the
'Sushant Singh Rajput is an average actor,' if you're one of
those, who used to say that, be ready to eat your words. You won't
stop raving about this extremely hardworking actor after watching
this film! There isn't a single second in three-hour long film,
where Sushant lost the grip.
From Dhoni's body language to his typical tone, from those long
hair to the helicopter shot, Sushant Singh Rajput has nailed it!
His genuine acting throughout the film is the solid proof for how
dedicated this actor is and no one could have pulled out this
legendary character on-screen better than Sushant!
On the other side, the leading actresses of the film, Kiara
Advani and Disha Patani have done a good job. Disha & Sakshi,
both plays the love interests of the Dhoni and their chemistry with
Sushant is very fresh and balanced.
The film also marks the comeback of Bhoomika Chawla, who plays
the character of Dhoni's sister and it was delight to see her after
a long time on-screen. Actor Anupam Kher, who plays the role of
Dhoni's stern father is the perfect choice and even in the little
screen space, his acting is on point!
Having said that the performances are brilliant, one can't take
away the fact that the duration of the film might play the mood
spoiler for you. Sitting through three-hour long movie is not an
easy feat, especially when movies these days hardly cross two
However, Neeraj Pandey has shot the film amazingly, but there
are a few minutes where he loses the crispness leaving the
audiences little bored (especially in the second half of the
Dhoni's struggling period looks more convincing than his
The another drawback of the film is that being die-hard cricket
fans, we had expected a few crucial scenes from the cricketer's
dressing room but alas, you would be highly disappointed!
Probably, the director chose not to highlight the real life
controversies of Dhoni in the film. However, you will get a little
glimpse of much hyped 'Dhoni-Sehwag' rift.
Songs and its picturization is simple yet fresh and
There's a scene where Sushant tries his first helicopter shot
and it will give you gossebumps! And yes, the director scores the
And viewers, you are in for a small surprise in the
Overall, it's a different experience to watch the struggles and
lesser-known truths about Dhoni's life. This movie is one of a kind
and it's an instant 'Yes' from our side!
PS: Be ready to whistle and clap, because the crowd will not let
you sit silently! After all, it's Dhoni on the screen!