15 June, 2021

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Audiences have taken to it, because it combines two mass opiates—cricket and cinema

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

Starring: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anupam Kher, Rajesh Sharma and others.
Dir by Neeraj Pandey.

Maybe it’s the time for heroes. The country needs to be reminded that there are people to look up to if the need arises. And cinema conveys this best. After Mary Kom and Budhia Singh: Born to Run, there finally is a biopic on a star cricketer. There are, of course, others like Tiger Pataudi, Eknath Solkar and, of course, Sachin Tendulkar, who could have had their lives filmed; somehow Azhar jumped the queue because of the fixing scandal linked to his name. The squeaky clean M.S. Dhoni comes up next, as Neeraj Pandey took the opportunity to make a film about a current icon, reporte­dly with his approval of the script. It is supposed to be an ‘untold story’, but almost everything is...

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