MS Dhoni – The untold story movie review
MS Dhoni (The Untold Story) movie review..!!
Release Date- 30th September 2016
Cast- Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Disha Patani, Rajesh Sharma, Kumud Mishra, Kiara Advani.
Story, Dialogues, Screenplay, Direction- Neeraj Pandey
Producer- Arun Pandey, Fox Star Studios
Run Time- 190 Minutes
One of the films the entire nation is waiting to witness is definitely MS Dhoni- The Untold Story, which released worldwide today. Written and directed by the ace director Neeraj Pandey, the film portrays the life story of the Superstar MS Dhoni. It is a genuine attempt to showcase the making of a hero, right from his childhood to becoming one of the legends of Indian Cricket. Let us see if the film succeeded in bringing out the real untold story of Dhoni.
The movie is a biopic of a sports superstar and has Sushant Singh Rajput play the role of Dhoni. We are introduced to a young Mahi, who is more interested in other sports like Football and Tennis. Anupam Kher plays the role of typical Indian father with narrow mind-set who believes that a decent job can take his son to greater places than some sports, only to transform later into an ardent believer in his son’s capabilities. His coach (Rajesh Sharma) spots the hidden talent in young Mahi, only to be blown off. However, his mother, sister and a couple of friends believe that he can reach heights with his talent. The plot revolves around Mahi, trying to make things work depite failing at multiple attempts, his struggle to evolve as a star cricketer and the captain of the team and his personal life.
Sushant Singh Rajput makes us believe that we are actually watching Dhoni himself on screen, such is his involvement with the character he portrayed. He seemed to be the perfect fit for the role. Anupam Kher plays the role of an emotional yet determined father who puts in all efforts to see his son succeed in his dream. The two leading ladies in the film, Disha Patani and Kiara Advani have little to add to the story to make it even more intriguing. Their roles seemed not well defined and justified. The rest of the cast supported the plot well. A special mention to Bhumika Chawla, who played the sister of Dhoni in the film, who did an exceptional job with her role.
The screenplay is good and keeps the audience engaging, however, the spoiler came in the form of lengthy and not clearly defined second half. The narrative is lagging at times and we wonder if only the rosy parts are highlighted and given undue importance. The main drawback of the film is the tinge of Bollywood in every frame of the film. The film is supposed to be a sports journey rather than a commercial film line. Quality of on screen projection of cricket matches is commendable. The music is perfect and keeps us occupied through the intriguing journey. However, graphics proved to be a setback for the film. Editing needs to be reworked on as the movie gets boring and predictable at times.
Rold Gold (-)
Tailored to suit Bollywood films
Weak Story line
On the whole, the film has less to offer in terms of the making of a cricketing legend, and more of a typical Bollywood film. Dhoni is given undue revere and importance even in scenes where entire Indian team is involved, which spoiled the sportsmanship.
Goldscreen Rating- 2/5
Not a best finish to the Untold Story!