MS Dhoni The Untold Story
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Rating: 4/5

Indian Cricket team, led by then Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, had created history in 2011 by winning the World Cup and the movie MS Dhoni: The Untold Story let's you relive that moment of glory along with a glimpse into the life of the cricketer.

There was much frenzy around the film, starring Sushant Singh Rajput in titular role, and the biopic on MS Dhoni will not disappoint his fans. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is a beautifully crafted biopic on the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, from being a ticket collector in the Indian Railways to becoming the most successful Indian Cricket team skipper.

The movie shows the sportsman's childhood as a sports enthusiast, who likes Football more than Cricket, as he does not like playing with a small ball. Different stages of MS Dhoni's  life struggles unfold as the film proceeds and will make you more hooked to the plot.

While the most entertaining part of the movie is Sushant, resembling Dhoni, making history with a sixer, the film reveals many other unknown aspects of the Captain Cool's life; many of them inspiring and some others heart-breaking.

Not many people know about Dhoni's past love-life that MS Dhoni: The Untold Story presents in the most romantic as well as tragic manner. The film features Disha Patani, playing the role of Dhoni's former girlfriend Priyanka Jha. Sushant and Disha's chemistry appears lovely on the screen, but one reason for which the cricketer could not marry his first lady love will leave you heart-broken. The actor looks well with Kiara Advani as well, who portrays the character of Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni.

Belonging from a middle-class family, Dhoni had to undergo a lot of pain and struggle to follow his dreams. The way the director has presented the cricketer's journey is highly inspirational and entertaining.

This is certainly Sushant's one of the best performances ever. The actor did good homework for the movie that reflects in his "helicopter" shots and body language as well. Disha and Kiara do not have much to showcase their acting prowess but the two ladies did good justice to their respective roles.

Anupam Kher as Dhoni's father, Rajesh Sharma as his coach and all others have added more colour to the wonderfully written script. Also music of the film is also likely to add more popularity to the movie. Amaal Malik has composed the soundtrack for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and it also happens to be his first solo album. Rochak Kohli has also composed one song in the film.

However, one aspect in the movie that deserves special mention is the use of graphics. The director has used real footage of the World Cup match and Dhoni's face is very neatly replaced by Sushant's face in the actual footages. It appears that it was Sushant himself who had played the matches. Also, the person who plays Yuvraj Singh's character in the film looks very similar to the left-handed batsman himself.

First half of the film that showcases Sushant's struggle is more interesting. The second half appears little dragged at some points but the director manages to bring back the audiences' interest soon.

All in all, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is a must watch, which will make Dhoni fans love him even more and non-fans of the cricketer will also start respecting Mahi.