M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story is an upcoming Indian biographical film directed by Neeraj Pandey, based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI andT20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Fox Star Studios distributes the film and produced it jointly with Inspired Entertainment and Arun Pandey, in association with Friday Film Works. The film features Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni and Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, andAnupam Kher in supporting roles.
The film is scheduled to be released on 30 September 2016. A teaser trailer was released on 15 March 2016, on conjunction with the commencement of 2016 ICC World Twenty20. The film will be dubbed and simultaneously released in Tamil, Telugu, and Marathi languages.
‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ Cast & Crew
Directer: Neeraj Pandey
Producer: Arun Pandey Fox Star Studios
Screenplay by: Neeraj Pandey Dilip Jha
Based on: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Disha Patani
Music by Songs: Amaal Mallik, Rochak Kohli
Score: Sanjoy Chowdhury Cinematography Santosh Thundiyil
Production company Fox Star Studios
‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ Movie Story Line |Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumika Chawla, Disha Patani
MS Dhoni’s story we have known all along. It is hard to be an Indian and not know how the boy from a small-town made his way to the very top of the cricketing pyramid by sheer grit and determination. We know him as captain cool and one of the most successful captains in India’s cricketing history.
To create a true, full-blooded biopic, filmmakers need a free-hand: MS Dhoni The Untold Story, which claims to give us Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Uncut, is much more generous with details from his childhood and his days of struggle than from his blazing tenure as star wicketkeeper-batsman-captain of the Indian cricket team.
The result, with the exception of a few interesting bits and pieces, is bland and predictable. The over-long film cherry-picks the details it wants to serve us, skirting all grey areas and controversies: there are no smart nose-digs, only ingratiating bouquets; only hurrahs (the critique is so muted that we can barely hear it), and loud background music which is used to drum up emotion and drama.
It begins with promise. Young Mahi is more interested in football, badminton and tennis, and tries to blow off his first coach (Rajesh Sharma) who spots his potential. The entire ‘bachpan’-adolescence section, featuring the father (Anupam Kher) who thinks a job will take his son much further than sports, the mother who believes in her son, the sister (Bhumika Chawla) who is a solid support to him, his bunch of loyal friends who just know he can do it, has been crafted with heart and feels authentic. We see Mahi (Sushant Singh Rajput) trying and failing and trying again, despite all the roadblocks, to keep his eye on his goal: to be part of the Indian team and play for his country, and we root for him.
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