Jersey starring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur was released on 22nd April 2022. Jersey is the Hindi remake of a Nani starrer Telugu film by the same name that got released in 2019. Gowtam Tinnanuri who directed the original handled the remake too. The sports drama is getting immense responses and positive reviews from the audience, just like the original. The audience loved the package of struggles and emotions in the film. Let us look at the details and highlights of the film which attracted the audience and won their hearts.
Cast And Crew:
Title – Jersey
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Release Date – 22nd April 2022
Genre – Sports, Drama
Cast – Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Ronit Kamra, Pankaj Kapoor, and Others
Writer And Director – Gowtam Tinnanuri
Producer – Dil Raju, Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, Aman Gill, and Bunny Vas
Production Companies – Dil Raju Productions, Allu Entertainment, Brat Films, and Sithara Entertainments
Music Composer – Sachet and Parampara
Background Score – Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematographer – Anil Mehta
Editor – Navin Nooli
Jersey Movie Review:
Arjun Talwar (Shahid Kapoor), a Ranji cricket player leaves his dream of playing for India due to the struggles and obstacles in his personal life. After many years, Arjun decides to make a comeback into cricket at the age of 36, to prove his worth to his wife Vidhya (Mrunal Thakur) and to be a hero model to his son Kittu (Ronit Kamra). How does Arjun chase his dreams at that retirement age is the rest of the story.
Shahid Kapoor delivers an extraordinary performance as a cricketer in the film. His fitness, body language and game play, everything looks so professional as demanded by the character. Shahid is very impressive as the cricketer. But beyond that, he is more impressive in the role of a frustrated and struggling father. Shahid balanced both the shades of being a cricketer and a father so perfectly.
Mrunal’s performance as Vidhya is very relatable. All the hope, fear, confusion and frustration, a newly married young woman has are very clearly portrayed by the actress. Mrunal too has two shades in her character, just like Shahid had. One as a loving and supporting girl friend to Shahid at young age, and the other as a responsible and opposing wife as the life goes on. She did balance them well.
Pankaj Kapur as an aging assistant coach is a perfect choice for the role. His performance makes the audience believe that as if Pankaj is playing a father to Shahid. Their bonding worked so well.
Ronit Kamra as Shahid’s son in the film is as good as he did perform in the original.
Pimarily, the major credit of the entire film goes to the writer and director, Gowtam Tinnanuri. The story itself is the heart and soul of the film. The beauty of the film is the transformation of the characters. Not only the lead character Arjun, but also his wife Vidhya has the equal importance in showing that transformation. Gowtam did a magic in maintaning the character arc for every character in the film.
Secondarily, three departments need to be credited equally for the film. Cinematography, background score and production design. All the three departments are exceptional at their work. Cinematographer Anil Mehta captured the cricket shots exceptionally great. Anirudh’s score takes us on an emotional ride. The production design needs a special mention in maintaining the perfect output even though the film shifts to different time periods. Navin Nooli, the national award winning editor for the original repeated his worthy work again.
Jersey is a film with more drama than sports. Yes, ofcourse Shahid plays the role of a cricketer, but he attracts you more as a struggling father. The father-son bonding will surely make the audience emotional. If you are looking for an inspiring story, Jersey is the perfect choice for the weekend. Director Gowtam and the lead actor Shahid will not get you bored at any point, even though the film is a 174 minutes long run. Jersey is such a worth watching and award deserving film.