Mumbai: The trailer of Taapsee Pannu’s much awaited film Shabaash Mithu is out today. Mithali Raj, who is known for her record-breaking 23-year-long career in international cricket, made over 10000 runs in ODI. The film follows her journey to becoming a legendary cricketer and an inspiration to billions of girls and women across the world. The film is a tribute to the recently retired icon. The trailer was launched today amidst a lot of buzz by one of India’s most iconic cricketers, Sourav Ganguly.
The film, directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios hits theatres on 15th July. In the two minute and 44 second-long trailer opens with Taapsee in action on the field, hitting fours and sixes, one after the other. The message of ‘nazariya badlo, khel badalgaya’ is encapsulated in the trailer to the hilt with compelling dialogues and glimpses of the talented Taapsee playing Mithali with utmost conviction. In the talier also seen how she rises above all struggles and even raises her voice to get team jerseys with their own names written on it, instead of the male cricketers, is hard-hitting.
On June 8, the Test and ODI captain of the Indian women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj, announced her retirement from all formats of international cricket. In Tests, Mithali has smashed 699 runs in 12 matches with a brilliant average of 43.68. She also has 2364 runs in 89 T20Is.Mithali retired as the leading run-scorer in the women’s ODIs. She represented India in 232 matches, scoring 7805 runs at an average of 50.68. Earlier, Taapsee said, “There are cricketers who have records under their name. There are cricketers who have tremendous fan following. There are cricketers who inspire you and make you believe that if they can so can you! And then there’s Mithali who did all of this in her classic graceful style and also changed the game of cricket where the presence of women in concerned.”
Taapsee Pannu futher said,” She will be remembered for her contribution to women’s cricket not only in our country but across the world. I’ve been very fortunate as a fan to have some time on camera to live out my glorious 23-year journey that taught me a lot about resilience and perseverance. She is truly a legend we can never thank enough.”
On work front
Taapsee Pannu was last seen in Looop Lapeta with Tahir Raj Bhasin. Prior to that, she played the role of an athlete in Rashmi Rocket. Next, the actress has Dobaaraa, Blurr, Woh Ladki Hai Kahaan? and Dunki lined up in the pipeline.