The blockbuster biopic of Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, titled MS Dhoni – The Untold Story will premiere on Star Gold worldwide in January. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput and encompasses the life of Dhoni’s journey from ticket collector to trophy collector. MS Dhoni – The Untold Story premieres on Star Plus UK on Sunday 29th January 2017.
A true, full-blooded biopic, filmmakers need a free-hand: MS Dhoni The Untold Story, which claims to give us Mahendra Singh Dhoni Uncut, is much more generous with details from his childhood and his days of struggle than from his blazing tenure as star wicketkeeper-batsman-captain of the Indian cricket team.
The result, with the exception of a few interesting bits and pieces, is bland and predictable. The over-long film cherry-picks the details it wants to serve us, skirting all grey areas and controversies: there are no smart nose-digs, only ingratiating bouquets; only hurrahs (the critique is so muted that we can barely hear it), and loud background music which is used to drum up emotion and drama.