After several delays, Jersey finally hits the theatres today. Jersey stars Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, Ronit Kamra, Pankaj Kapoor, and Geetika Mahendru. Jersey is the remake of a Tollywood film with the same name. Directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, Jersey is an emotional ride with a moving and inspiring father-son story.
It is a story of extremely talented Ranji cricketer Arjun Talwar. Arjun Talwar is the best batter in domestic cricket. At the age of 26, at the peak of his career, he quits cricket. He has married his girlfriend Vidya essayed by Mrunal Thakur. The couple has a kid Kittu portrayed by Ronit Kamra.
Arjun is out of luck in both his personal and professional life. His family is based in Chandigarh and is not well settled. The family is dealing with unpaid electricity bills, dripping walls, and an unemployed man. Vidya bears all the financial burdens of the family. Shahid Kapoor’s son Kittu is also fond of cricket and wants a jersey from his father. He wants to see his father playing cricket again.
Shahid Kapoor desires to fulfill the wish of his son and wants to become a hero in his son’s eyes. At the age of 36, he wants to revive his career. Pankaj Kapoor, who played the role of the coach Madhav Sharma give his support to Shahid Kapoor. Will Arjun Talwar succeed? Watch the film to find out.
If you think Shahid Kapoor’s best work to date is Kabir Singh then you will change your thoughts after watching Jersey. Jersey is Shahid Kapoor’s best performance to date. Even during the trailer, Shahid Kapoor himself said that it is his best film yet. His character has different shades emotional, angry, and even romantic. The way he has played all the shades is simply phenomenal. Ronit Kamra as Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur’s son Kittu is the same kid from Nani starrer original Jersey. He is as amazing as he was in the original one. Mrunal Thakur delivers his part with utmost sincerity. The acting of Pankaj Kapoor will make you believe why he has been rated so high as a veteran actor.
Director Gowtham Tinnanuri has kept the essence of the original story in this Hindi remake. His direction is good. The music of the film is melodious and songs like Maiyaa Menu, and Mehram are chartbusters. The only thing that goes against the film Jersey is its runtime of172 minutes. Yes, the film is a remake. However, the story is great and is retold in a different and beautiful way. The film has emotions, sports, and inspiration. It is not only about cricket, in fact, but it is also a moving and inspiring father-son story. Jersey deserves a theatrical watch. We give Jersey 4 stars out of 5. Have you watched the film? How did you find it? Let us know in the comments below.