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MS Dhoni – The Untold Story: Movie Review

The 30th of September marks an important date for two very audacious occasions. One being India playing their 250th Home Test at Kolkata and the release of the much awaited biopic of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

A decade , not many people knew this ranchi based lad. But today it”s a common house hold name as that name has ensured that India could clinch major trophies and rise up in the global rankings. Sushant Singh Rajput who plays Dhoni in the film has put in a truckload of effort to emulate Dhoni on the big screen in terms of his game play and the character too.

Pulling off the role of Dhoni was an uphill task as the man himself is calm and cool in nature but he turns into a bloodsucker when it comes to hit the ball. Neeraj Pandey , the director of the film has paid homage to captain cool in a magnificent manner by portraying Dhoni”s life in a nutshell which showed the struggle to grow up in a middle class family to captaining a national side to victory on the night of the finals.

The movie showcases dhoni”s early life where he never had the interest of becoming a cricketer as he was engrossed with football and goalkeeping, but thankfully his coach identified his potential and transformed him into a wicket-keeper batsman. The film also showed the hardships he had to go through during his early cricketing career where he also had an additional responsibility of working in the railways which ensured him a place in the team.

The biopic introduced the world to dhoni”s close group of friends and his family who were ever ready to support him even when the odds were against him. Dhoni is often known for hitting big sixes and also for playing his trademark “ Helicopter Shot “and fans will get an insight of how he inculcated the unorthodox shot to perfection which has given the crowd innumerable memories and match winning performances.

According to sources, Sushanth Singh Rajput had to undergo intensive training for a period more than a year to perfect his technique to recreate dhoni”s aura and the results are fabulous as there was a negligible amount of difference between REEL Dhoni and REAL Dhoni.

The movie promises to give the fans many moments of rejoice and one of the most important moment being the finals of the 2011 Cricket World Cup which India won in Mumbai. This particular scene will definitely transform the whole cinema hall into a stadium when the Indian captain finishes it in style after 28 years. A true cricket fan should watch the movie.

Rating: 4/5

– By Akshath Jeksani

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