M S Dhoni The Untold Story

4.2/5 by 12 users
185 mins

Country: IN

Box Office: BOLLYWOOD

Censor Rating: U/A

Release Date: 30-Sep-2016

Genre: Biography

Director: Neeraj Pandey

Actors: Sushant Singh Rajput, Fawad Khan, Rajesh Sharma, Bhoomika Chawla, Disha Patani, Herry Tangri, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Brijendra Kala

Budget: ₹ 1040000000

Box Office Collection: ₹ 1280000000

Watch Online: NA


The movie follows the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a budding cricketer from Ranchi becoming the most successful captain of Indian cricket team. The movie begins its screenplay with the ICC Cricket World Cup Final (India vs Sri Lanka) in the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai where Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Sushant Singh Rajput) is watching the match live on screen. He decides to take the stand, and tells the authorities that he would go for batting if the wicket falls down. Dhoni takes up his bat and lead
s down the stairs amidst the roar of the crowd. The movie then sets to a flashback in Ranchi, Bihar, India set on 7 July 1981, the day on which Dhoni was born
Phir Kabhi
Kaun Tujhe
Jab Tak (Redux)
Parwah Nahin
Besabriyaan
Har Gully Mein Dhoni Hai
Padhoge Likhoge
Jab Tak


Saibal Chatterjee

Saibal Chatterjee

NDTV

“Overall, M S Dhoni - The Untold Story does not mirror the Indian stumper's batting style. It is too starchy and deferential to be anything more than an effete paean to the life and times of India's most successful cricket captain.Instead of delving into the complexities of an international sporting career with its share of controversy, the patchy script glosses over the grey areas and concentrates squarely on lionizing Dhoni as a model sportsman.? ”

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Shubhra Gupta

Shubhra Gupta

The Indian Express

“This film had potential to present us with the recent Indian cricketing story, warts and all. Sadly it’s more hagiography than biography: the cricketer is reduced to a being singing-dancing Bollywood hero rather than a top-flight cricketer, a master strategist, and a captain who led from the front. True champions have that edge that no one else does: on that score, the real-life Dhoni hits it out of the park, every single time. Too bad the reel Dhoni gets stumped just when he is getting started.”

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Rohit Vats

Rohit Vats

Hindustan Times

“A tribute to MSD’s success, this works due to the extensive research. They have touched Dhoni’s tender sides also, but the treatment is likely to suit the protagonist. In short, he may become a cleaner and bigger hero after the film.But, you have to give to Pandey to keep it intriguing enough for you to get hooked throughout the three hours. Unquestionably entertaining. Also, it’s the role of a lifetime for Sushant, and he has killed it.”

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Surabhi Redkar

Surabhi Redkar

Koimoi

“ Sushant Singh Rajput ably pulls off his act as Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Neeraj Pandey promises to suck you into Dhoni’s world from the word go!A languid pace of the first half is a problem. Also, a 3 hour run-time could have been avoided by cutting down on the whole love angle. M.S.Dhoni -The Untold Story is certainly a must-watch if you’re a fan of Indian cricket. Get to know the man behind the composed, confident, match-finisher of Indian cricket team.”

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Renuka Vyavahare

Renuka Vyavahare

Times Of India

“ If you are a diehard fan of MS Dhoni and cricket (in that order), you are bound to love this film, which reveres its protagonist. Despite the glorification, what works is Sushant’s impeccable portrayal of a stoic Dhoni and the latter’s inspiring untold story - his journey from being a ticket collector to a renowned attacking batsman/wicket-keeper/captain. However the biopic loses its momentum in the second half with Dhoni’s love life getting undue prominence. Also, the cricketer’s questionable decisions or possible vices are mostly overlooked.”

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Raja Sen

Raja Sen

Rediff.Com

“Neeraj Pandey's MS Dhoni: The Untold Story is an odd biopic, a rousing rags-to-riches story that happens also to be a hagiographical picture of a flawless protagonist.The film doesn't challenge our perception as much as amiably pat it into place, yet -- thanks largely to a remarkably committed performance by the leading man -- the film scores like a champ.It feels at times like we're watching a highlights package of a game we've already watched and loved, but sometimes that is satisfying enough.”

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Komal Nahta

Komal Nahta

Other

“ On the whole, M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story is a sureshot hit at the box-office. It will fly high and fast – much like the ball flies when M.S. Dhoni hits it for a six on the cricket field. Not just in the first week, the film’s collections in the second week will also be outstanding.”

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Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra

Other

“ Let me begin with the confession that I know absolutely nothing about cricket. I’m one of the few people in this country who remain resolutely uninterested in the sport. What I can tell you is that Neeraj Pandey’s telling of Dhoni’s life is in equal parts, thrilling, moving and utterly exhausting.But in between this is almost three hours of watching Dhoni become the man that he is. It’s an incredible story of a middle class boy from Ranchi who becomes the richest cricket player in the world.”

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