After much delay and many postponements, Shahid Kapoor’s much awaited ‘Jersey’ finally hit the theatres on 22 April. The movie Jersey is directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, based on the complex dynamics of relationships between a father and son, a husband and wife, a cricketer and a coach, a failed cricketer and his friends which is way more than just a sports based movie. Jersey is the Hindi remake of 2019 Telegu film by the same director and the same name too.
The film has an exceptional heart touching storyline starring Shahid Kapoor as Arjun Talwar, a talented Ranji player, who couldn’t continue to chase his dreams at prime time but decided to revive his dream after 10 years at the age of 36. In the movie the character wants to fulfill the desire of his son that his father playing on the Jersey of Indian cricket team. The movie shows the turmoil condition of life which is the best part.
The first part portrays the emotional attachment of father and son. The son wants a Jersey and father is working hard to arrange bare minimum Rs 500 to buy that. The story takes a new turn from the second half and the climax reveal the big part of the story. In the story there is a huge burden of money on Arjun’s wife Vidya Talwar as her husband is jobless. Finally crossing every handles there is victory. Shahid Kapoor’s expression of anger, frustration, helplessness, happiness and victory led the story to different mark.
Summing up the movie it shows the fine balance between game and emotional side of a sportsperson. Although the movie is great but the lack part is the time, it is a movie of 172 mins but it manages to engage the viewers throughout the movie till the climax scene, which is exceptional.