Jersey film review: Shahid Kapoor’s movie is honest however lackluster

Jersey Movie Review: An official remake of the 2019 Telugu hit of the same name and from the same director, Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakurstarrer has all the makings of an inspirational sports drama.

Jersey Film Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapoor, Rituraj Singh, Ronit Kamra, Geetika Mehandru 

Jersey Film Director: Gowtam Tinnanuri 

Jersey Film Rating: 2.5 Stars

A tremendously talented cricketer faced with a stagnant career and an uncertain future is. His wife, at the limit of her strength, does everything to keep everything going. His little son regards his father as an idol, a vessel of unshakable faith. And the secret that comes out and illuminates a loser who is actually a winner, not only for his family but also for his friends and fellow players.

Arjun Talwar’s (Shahid Kapoor) world revolves around Vidya (Mrunal Thakur) and Kittu (Ronit Kamra). in Chandigarh, with leaking walls and unpaid utility bills and the weight of the householder struggling to find a way for himself.

An official remake of the 2019 Telugu hit of the same name and from the same director, Jersey has all the makings of an inspirational sports drama. A protagonist who keeps a crucial secret that puts the brakes on his sporting ambitions. Matches, minor skirmishes between players, politics between Indian team selectors. And the insistence on keeping it low-key, which makes everything instantly relatable. But the film is too stretched at 172Minutes and the hero is too embarrassed: “Jersey” needed to be a little more stimulating to keep us engaged all the time.

In the original, the protagonist is forty years old, and the key relationship between father and son (Kamra also starred in the Telugu film) is more controversial. In the new Hindi version, Arjun Talwar is younger, he is 35 years old. and his son, despite everything, does not change. It would have been interesting to have had more texture in the interactions between Talwar Sr and Jr, as is the case in the arc between Arjun and Vidya, which begins from teenage giddiness to the sober realization that the life is not solely of love and air can be lived. fresh.

The movie comes alive withinside the sequences among Shahid and his real-existence father who performs his no way-say-die train and mentor. Pankaj Kapoor gives you a lovely, comfortable performance, which suggests up the constriction of the son, who seems plenty extra in command whilst he’s smashing fours and sixes at the field, and too morose off it. The motive for his sliding off the size is left as a huge screen withinside the remake, however, it comes too overdue: the authentic model had given us an early hint, and that had helped us apprehend the intensity of the hero’s pain. Here, the plot affords Shahid too few moments to allow his defense down and display to us his susceptible side: extra of these might have left a determined impact. 

An emotional end, even supposing it feels very last-minute, affords the important drama that a film like this needs. That, and the message that it’s in no way too overdue to make your goals come true. Overall, though, Jersey comes off honest however lackluster

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