Monday, January 22, 2018
MOVIE REVIEW

M.S. DHONI THE UNTOLD STORY

MS Dhoni was the much awaited biopic of the captain of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. We’re shown how a young football enthusiast is handed wicket-keeping gloves,who drops the first few catches but then holds on to every single one, becomes a cricketing sensation in his home town Ranchi and how he becomes a ticket collector after failing to get selected in the U-19 team.The “untold” story unfolds the many landmarks in Dhoni’s career but doesn’t show how it altered his personality and performance. Other biopics such as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag focussed on a connection between the personal and professional life of the athlete but here, the story is a little different. The overly long film’s dramatic and loud background score does not fulfill the essence of a biopic. The technical glitches were minor but the dramatic glitches were much more prominent. The scenes do not fall into place like they do in real life. Sushant Singh Rajput did not do justice to the role and the film. Certain scenes where Young Mahi is shown with Rajput’s face photoshopped onto another person is totally visible. The director, Neeraj Pandey fails to deliver the cricketer’s journey as a star wicketkeeper and batsman. MS Dhoni The Untold story was predictable and monotonous. The film is only recommended for Super Dhoni fans and lovers. For cinema lovers, it’s a waste of time.

Ananya Mohanty
Student Reporter
November-2016