The film is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri and produced by Dil Raju, S Naga Vamsi and Aman Gill
After Kabir Singh, one couldn't have asked for a better follow-up project for Shahid Kapoor in his career than Jersey. It's exactly a case where the project has fallen into the right lap and the actor has lapped it up, only the way he can. Jersey, the Hindi remake of the National award-winning Nani, Shraddha Srinath starrer by the same name, features Shahid Kapoor alongside Mrunal Thakur, Pankaj Kapur. Ronit Kamra, the child actor who played Nani's son in the original, reprises his role in the Hindi version as well. The trailer of Jersey was launched amidst the presence of the cast and crew in Mumbai today.
The trailer proves that a good story and apt casting is half the job done if one were to make a successful film. Shahid Kapoor, in the initial moments of the glimpse, is a middle-aged father who depends on his wife (Mrunal Thakur) for a living and is embarrassed many a time when the latter denies him money for his needs. He goes to the extent of stealing money from her without her knowledge and is even slapped accidentally. For the son (Ronit Kumra) though, the father remains a hero who promises to buy him a Sachin Tendulkar jersey.
Pankaj Kapur plays the role of a coach in the film, who genuinely believes that the cricketer who has given up on the game still has it in him to make a strong comeback. Shahid is initially in two minds about the path he wishes to tread but still ready to do anything that would make his young son happy. The latter part of the trailer takes us through Shahid's younger days as a cricketer when he and his on-screen love interest Mrunal Thakur are just passionate lovers.
The trailer ends with a voice over of Mrunal asking Shahid to choose between family and cricket and she wouldn't support him if his answer was cricket. Gowtam Tinnanuri, the director has more or less stuck to the essence of the original and hasn't tweaked it much, going by the trailer. Dil Raju, S Naga Vamsi and Aman Gill have produced the film that's cinematographed by Anil Mehta. Siddharth and Garima have penned the dialogues and the film's background score is composed by Anirudh Ravichander. Sachet and Parampara are on board for the songs lyricised by Shellee.
Jersey is set to hit theatres on December 31.