Shahid Kapoor latest movie Jersey finally released: review and expectations

Shahid Kapoor latest movie Jersey finally released: review and expectations

Shahid Kapoor's performance in Jersey movie is terrific, and it once again demonstrates his acting prowess.
Shahid Kapoor latest movie Jersey finally released: review and expectations
Jersey movie released

Jersey, starring Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur, will be released in theatres globally on April 22. And based on the early assessments, it appears like Shahid Kapoor has knocked it out of the park with a six in the sports drama. The emotive sports drama is a Hindi version of the Telugu film of the same name, which was released in 2019.

Jersey is centred on the sport of cricket, but at its core is a touching father-son narrative. A narrative about second chances, about keeping the human spirit alive in the face of adversity and making sacrifices to realise one's aspirations. Shahid portrays Arjun Talwar, a 36-year-old cricketer who quit the game to devote his time to his wife (Mrunal Thakur) and child (Ronit Kamra). You can take a guy out of his sport, but not the man out of his sport. Arjun returns to the pitch where he belongs as life takes an unexpected turn. The circumstances are unique, and the stakes are high as well.

Name Jersey
Running Time 2h 50m
Genres Sport/Drama
Release Date 22 April 2022
Director Gowtam Tinnanuri
Cast Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapur, Geetika Mehandru
Ratings IMDb - 8.5/10

Arjun is facing his toughest battle in his life as he ages and tries to keep up with his wife and child's expectations. Jersey is all about whether he will knock a six or get clean bowled in his second innings.

Jersey is not a normal sports movie, where every six and a four gets a round of applause and shouts. It's a serious film that tackles topics that aren't immediately apparent. Arjun is one of the most sympathetic characters because of his anxiety, shame, and disgust with life as he watches it pass him by. Shahid goes all out to illustrate how much agony he's in. His honesty in being true to Arjun's hardships and sensitivity is what elevates his performance to the level of Haider and Kaminey. In the early part of the film, most of the characters take their time establishing their relationship with Arjun.

Mrunal Thakur's portrayal of Arjun's wife Vidya is stunning. She is a hot-cold lady who cannot relate to her husband's method of accepting his fate. The novel alternates between glimpses of how their love used to be and the bleak situation in which it currently finds itself. Pankaj Kapoor, who plays the coach and has unflinching faith in Arjun, appears at comfortable in moments with his real-life son. The scenes between Pankaj and Shahid in Jersey are undeniably one of the film's finest.