Helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, the movie is the remake of his 2019 Telugu film
Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey, where he will play the role of a cricketer, is all geared up for its theatrical release on November 5, 2021.
Is Jersey starring Shahid Kapoor a remake?
Helmed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, Jersey is a remake of the director’s 2019 Telugu film of the same name.
The plot revolves around a cricketer, who returns to the sport in his late 30s after a break, to play for the Indian team. Alongside Shahid, the movie also includes Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur in pivotal roles.
The original film features Nani and Shraddha Srinath as lead characters who are replaced by Shahid and Mrunal in the Bollywood remake.
Was the Telugu film Jersey a hit?
The Tollywood Jersey, which was released in 2019, created a positive impact among its audience and also received appreciation from the critics. Many listed the movie as the best Telugu movie of 2019, and the movie also won two National Awards — Best Feature Film in Telugu and Best Editing. Actor Nani also received high praises, while the film was also screened at the International Toronto Film Festival 2020.
After the huge success of the Telugu movie, fans are excited to see the remake and to have a Bollywood experience of their favourite movie.
The remake is also written by Gowtam Tinnanuri himself, while it is distributed by Zee Studios. The movie is co-produced under the banners of Geetha Arts, Dil Raju Productions and Sithara Entertainments.
When is Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey releasing?
Though the movie was initially scheduled for a theatrical release in August 2020, it was delayed due to the pandemic. Now the makers have confirmed that the movie will reach theatres on November 5, coinciding with the festival of Diwali.