Review: M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story

MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni

Genre: Biography, Sport
Duration: 190 minutes
Language: Hindi
India Release Date: 30-SEP-2016
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3.25 on 5 (Just short of Six)

The untold story of Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector – the world-cup-winning captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

Overall Review:
MSD is an Indian biographical film, based on the life of Indian cricketer and the current ODI / T20 captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Most of us know him as a successful cricketer but very few know him as Ticket Collector in Railway Department. The film is directed by Neeraj Pandey (Baby, Special 26, A Wednesday). Besides direction, Neeraj Pandey has penned dialogues and written the story and screenplay for the movie in collaboration with Dilip Jha. The movie’s main strength is clearly Sushant Singh Rajput who shines in every scene. He has captured the essence of the calm and composed Dhoni and portrayed it brilliantly. The first of the movie is stunning with brilliant performance and shows why Neeraj Pandey is one of the best directors in the country. The cricketing aspect of Dhoni is so well done. Special effects of the film is poorly done. Film passes a message that there is always a team behind a person who is successful. Its the second half that lets this biopic completely let down. It starts of well but two love stories really bring down the movie and the overall tempo. This explains why Neeraj Pandey should never make love stories. The Actresses are likable and supporting cast does well. This may not be Neeraj Pandey’s best inning but its definitley watchable for Sushant Singh Rajput’s charismatic performance.

Performance & Technical Review:
Sushant Singh Rajput as M.S.Dhoni has performed extremely well. He was seamless, cool, composed and confident. Kiara Advani and Disha Patani are charming and cute in their roles. The Supporting Star Cast is brilliant. Graphis are big let down; too amateurish. Music is Soulful. Vanilla Romance, Patchy Screenplay & un-necessary length in seond half let down the tempo of the film.

PDF Verdict:
Give this film a shot for Sushant Singh Rajput’s charismatic performance and the sturdy support that the supporting cast gives him.

Ratings: 3.25 on 5 (Just short of Six)
Performance: 3.5 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Music / Background Score: 2.5 on 5

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