This 2022 Hindi biographical sports drama, Shabaash Mithu is the highlight of this week. Moreover, it is in the top 10 list of Netflix trending movies and shows. Taapsee Pannu, the lead of the movie once again stole the spotlight

What is the Shabaash Mithu about?

As said earlier the movie is a biographical sports drama, based on the life of the former captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj. Actress Taapsee Pannu plays the lead role of Mithali Raj in the movie. Directed by Srijit Mukherji, the movie explains her journey to this position. A specific scene in the movie expresses that she is denied of playing cricket as it is a boy’s sport. It describes all of her hardships, struggles and sacrifices in order to reach the top.

The cast of the movie has also done a wonderful and amazing job and uplifted the movie. Especially, actress Taapsee Pannu has outdone herself and immersed herself in the role of Mithali Raj. A few clips or behind-the-scenes also show Taapsee working out for the desired role. The cast also includes Mumtaz Sorcar as Jhorna Ghosh, Vijay Raaz as Sampath (Mithali’s coach), Brijendra Kala as BCCI Main Person, Devadarshini as Leela Raj (Mithali’s mother), Sameer Dharmadhikari as Dorai Raj (Mithali’s father).


Behind-the-scenes of movie

The idea of the movie release was right after the 2017 Women’s World Cup. Taapsee Pannu was the obvious choice for the role due to her dedication to the role and her fitness. She even posted her workouts and training videos on Instagram wherein we see her training for the movie.

She posted the poster of the movie and captioned it, “There is nothing more powerful than a girl with a dream and a plan to realise it! This is the story of one such girl who chased her dream with a bat in this ‘Gentleman’s Game’. The unheard story of Women In Blue”

The film was digitally released on Voot and Netflix on 12th August. Although the initial release was on 15th July in theatres. The film is also available in dubbed Tamil and Telugu languages. After the release of the movie on the OTT platform, the movie reached many viewers. Taapsee Pannu shared her excitement on her Twitter account. Check out the tweet here:

The film did not attain many responses in theatres, but its release on the OTT platform was quite good. Check out the trailer of the movie here.

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Last Update: August 18, 2022