The film is a biopic on cricketer Mithali Raj and chronicles her journey in the game
Last Updated: 10.10 AM, Jun 10, 2022
The much-awaited trailer of Taapsee Pannu's Shabaash Mithu is all set to release on June 20. The film is biopic, based on the life of cricketing legend Mithali Raj, who redefined the gentleman’s game not only in India but globally, too. Taapsee will essay the role Mithali Dorai Raj, who went on to become of the most successful captains of India in women's cricket. The film is directed by Srijit Mukherji and has been penned by Priya Aven.
Interestingly, it was only two ago that the iconic skipper had announced her retirement from International Cricket after 23 years. And here could be no better tribute than to depict her story on the silver screen. The film follows her journey of becoming an inspiration to women everywhere.
After Mithali's announcement of retirement, Taapsee Pannu shared an adorable picture of her with Mithali and captioned the post, "Youngest ODI captain for Indian cricket Team. The only Indian cricketer to captain the team in 4 world cups and reach finals twice! Youngest cricketer to score 200 in a test match. Highest scoring Indian cricketer in the debut international match. The only Indian cricketer to score 7 consecutive 50s in ODI. 23 years from hustle to glory."
Some personalities and their achievements are gender agnostic. You changed the game, now it's our turn to to change the perspective! Etched in history our captain forever @mithaliraj. On to the next innings of life (sic)"
Cinematography for Shabaash Mithu is by Sirsha Ray and editing is by A Sreekar Prasad. Music for the film is by Amit Trivedi. The rest of the star cast includes Mumtaz Sorcar as Jhulan Goswami and Vijay Raaz. Shabaash Mithu was initially supposed to be directed by Rahul Dholakia, but was eventually replaced by Srijit Mukherji. The film is produced by Viacom18 Studios and will hits theatres on July 15.