Trailer of Taapsee Pannu-starrer sports biographical film Shabaash Mithu was released on YouTube earlier today. The film, which traces the journey of Mithali Raj from an 8-year-old kid to becoming a cricket legend, will hit theaters near you on July 15. Former Indian captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly launched the trailer of the Srijit Mukherji directorial.
Mithali Raj also shared the trailer and tweeted, “One game, one nation, one ambition… My dream! Grateful to the team and excited to share my story with you all! Check out the Shabaash Mithu trailer. ”
Taapsee Pannu had shared a new poster of the film on her Instagram handle on the occasion of International Women’s Day this year. She shared the poster and wrote, “She continues to inspire millions like me. To break a few stereotypes to lay down a new path ahead for many to follow. This Women’s Day I am cheering for the front runners in the fight to #BreakTheBias #ShabaashMithu #ShabaashWomen #shabaashyou. ”
Watch Shabaash Mithu trailer here
While some appreciated the trailer for its subject and Taapsee Pannu’s attempt at portraying the life of Mithali Raj, others bashed it due to Taapsee’s monotone acting and poker-face dialogue delivery. Here’s how the Internet reacted:
The film is a biopic directed by Srijit Mukherji, written by Priya Aven, and bankrolled by Viacom18 Studios. It is based on the life and cricketing career of the former Test and ODI captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team Mithali Raj and features Taapsee Pannu as Mithali Raj. Raj’s cricketing career spans 23 years, 7 consecutive 50s in ODIs, and four World Cups.
Taapsee Pannu was last seen in Looop Lapeta and Rashmi Rocket. She will also feature in movies like Dobaaraa, Blurr, Woh Ladki Hai Kahan? And Dunki.
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