Shabaash Mithu: Taapsee Pannu Bats For Mithali Raj In Promising Trailer

Shabaash Mithu Release Date
Starring Taapsee Pannu, Shabaash Mithu came out with its first trailer on June 20. The film is based on the life journey of Mithali Raj, the former captain of Indian women’s cricket team who recently retired from International cricket. Raj in her 23-year-long career broke and made many records with her 10,000 runs in ODI matches. Pannu will be playing the role of the star cricketer in her biopic.

In a glimpse of the film shared in the trailer, Pannu’s Raj is seen fighting all odds ever since she was a child. Her introduction to cricket, the training days and her early captaincy are all explored in the film. As per the trailer, the film is going to show Raj’s struggles as a women’s team captain on the field and at the cricket board where she is mocked by her teammates, society and the administration heads sitting at the top deciding on the fate of the team.

Raj rise to the top seems to be highlight of the film however, it seems to be a cliched sports drama judging by the trailer. Whether the nuances of the star performer’s journey will be shown in the film or not can only be seen when the film releases on July 15 this year. Vijay Raaz is also starred in the film with Pannu as her character’s coach. The trailer ends with Pannu’s Raj sitting stumped at a press conference when a journalist asks her the name of her favourite male cricketer. Child actor Inayat Sharma is seen playing the role of young Mithali Raj.

Shabaash Mithu Trailer

Former cricketer Sourav Ganguly launched the trailer with a message, “Nazariya badlo, khel badalgaya (the game will change when you change the perspective).” The film has been produced by Viacom18 Studios, Ajit Andhare and it has been directed by Srijit Mukerji. The biopic has been written for the screen by Priya Aven. Taapsee Pannu wrapped the shooting of the film last year and shared a picture and wrote, “I was 8 when someone made me dream that one day, cricket won’t be just a gentleman’s game. Even we will have our team, an identity. ‘Women in Blue’. We are coming soon. #ShabaashMithu It’s a film wrap! Get ready to cheer for the World Cup 2022!#WomenInBlue.”

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Fans of Mithali Raj and Taapsee Pannu have been waiting for the film to release since long. After Raj’s retirement announcement, the film is much more in demand as her fans will now be able to live her glory days once again. Whether the film will be worth the audience’s time or not will be decided only after it releases in theatres. Watch the trailer here.