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Fox Star Studios presents biopic of one of the world’s most celebrated cricketers in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story


Fox Star Studios presents biopic of one of the world’s most celebrated cricketers in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

M.S. Dhoni

The cricketer. The legend. The man. The world knows M.S.Dhoni, now it’s time we know his journey.

The back-story and struggles of one of the world’s most celebrated cricketers and living legends of the game come to life onscreen when M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story releases in cinemas on 30th September 2016, produced by Arun Pandey and Fox Star Studios; presented by Inspired Entertainment, Friday Filmworks and Fox Star Studios; and distributed worldwide by Fox Star Studios.

Award-winning filmmaker, Neeraj Pandey (A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby) directs a cinematic ode to captain of the Indian cricket team and the nation’s hero, M.S. Dhoni, in a biopic that is sure to surpass the director’s previous outings, that have consistently garnered both commercial success and critical plaudit. One of the most eagerly awaited Indian film releases of 2016; the trailer itself generated over 11 million views within just two days of launch.

With immaculate attention to detail and the cricketer’s consultation throughout the filmic process, M.S. Dhoni The Untold Story recounts the life journey of a national treasure that has inspired a generation. Beyond his home country, Dhoni is celebrated globally as one of the most iconic sports heroes in history, worthy of praise for his talents on the cricket pitch coupled with a life history that was entrenched in adversity. He is emblematic of the common man, gifted with extraordinary talent. Overcoming all challenges, he has gone on to achieve greatness in the game, winning worldwide adulation along the way.

Essaying the role of ‘Mahi’ (as Dhoni is fondly known) is rising star of Indian cinema, Sushant Singh Rajput, who won the hearts of audiences and critics globally with his film debut in Kai Po Che!, which premiered at Berlin Film Festival in 2012. Supporting him onscreen is an ensemble of seasoned veterans such as Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla alongside new gen talent including Kiara Advani and Disha Patani. Each artist delivers impeccable performances in their respectively pivotal roles.

M.S. Dhoni Official Trailer Still


Starting off from the dusty roads of Ranchi, right down to the sacred stadium grounds of the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai in the 2011 World Cup final, M. S. Dhoni The Untold Story chronicles the journey of a man who India has come to see as the one who shaped the collective dreams of a billion countrymen – and the world has come to revere and applaud as the master cricketer and a true gentleman of the game. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in a middle class family, with a father who nurtured the dream of his son securing adequate education and a stable job, Mahi’s dexterity on wicket keeping was first spotted by his school teacher. From that stage on, he encountered an array of people – coaches, mentors, friends and even enemies – all of them who shaped the incredible journey of an ordinary teenager from a small town of eastern India to the most successful captain of team India. Dhoni’s pride and respect for his nation was only mirrored in his commitment in never letting it down. M. S. Dhoni The Untold Story chronicles this untold journey – one that is shouldered with unflinching dedication through the years. It is an ode to his silent responsibility to his craft, to an unerring sense of focus and perseverance through troubled times, eventually to emerge as one that rewrote a nation’s cricketing destiny – and his own.

Watch the official trailer of M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story here: