Shabaash Mithu Review: Taapsee Pannu Fails To Shine In A Film That Has Broadest Cringe-Worthy Stroke By Srijit Mukherji

Shabaash Mithu by Srijit Mukherji becomes less and less enthralling as it progresses.



The biography SHABAASH MITHU tells the tale of a legendary player. It is the year 1990. Noorie (Kasturi Jagnam), a student in Hyderabad, is compelled to enroll in a Bharatnatyam class. She spends her days playing cricket, so her mother worries that she’s turning too manly. She makes Mithali Raj (Inayat Verma) a friend in the dance class. She and Noorie begin to play cricket. She suggests that Mithali employ her Bharatnatyam dance skills to improve her game. The ruse is successful, and Mithali becomes a better cricket player. Hence the story unfolds.

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This Bollywood film about cricket combined the two national obsessions, yet it’s evident that the suspense and heart-pounding moments are absent. In the end, the movie lists a handful of Mithali Raj’s professional accomplishments and significant personal challenges, but it doesn’t reveal much more about her personality than the countless headlines do. This story contains plenty of blood, sweat, and grit, but not a lot of true emotion.

Shabaash Mithu by Srijit Mukherji becomes less and less enthralling as it progresses. The film’s second half is a protracted highlights reel with no description of Mithali’s leadership style or her special capacity to motivate her colleagues to victory.

However, Priya Aven’s screenplay contains enough compelling individual passages to keep even this uncritical portrayal interesting. Many of Aven’s bolder sequences are given breathing room by editor Sreekar Prasad so that they can express their amazement.


Taapsee Pannu conveys a sensation of being lost while having nothing to work with. Pannu concentrates on her athletics while alternating between two facial expressions—stricken and determined—and carrying the feminist banner. Mithali Raj’s batting talent is accurately reflected in Pannu, but a different kind of biopic was required to get inside the cricketer’s head.

As always, Vijay Raaz is dependable. As the young Noorie, Kasturi Jagnam is highly entertaining. Inayat Verma is adorable and brilliant. In the important passage, Brijendra Kala and Ramsingh Falkoti (Peon Bala) perform admirably. Out of all the squad members, Sampa Mandal stands out as the most memorable. Due to her performance and bowling style, Mumtaz Sorcar (Jhorna Ghosh) places second, followed by Shilpi Marwaha (Sukumari Marwah).


The music of Amit Trivedi is not captivating. The two renditions of “Hindustan Meri Jaan” don’t get your heart racing. While “Woh Galiyaan” and “Agaaz Hai Tu” are forgettable, “Udd Gayi Re Muniya” is the greatest song in the album. Salvage Audio Collective’s “Fateh” is a foot-tapping song, but the video could be better.


All in all, Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu fails to shine in a film that has the broadest cringeworthy stroke by Srijit Mukherji.

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