ADITYA KUMAR ( Movie Observer )
It felt REAL.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and I share the same school i.e Jawahar Vidya Mandir Shyamali which earlier used to be D.A.V Shyamali. The school which you see in the trailer is the actual J.V.M Shyamali.
The school corridors:-
The Staff room (this is the actual room in our school where teachers sit after classes)
The Classroom :- ( The teacher shown in this picture teaches English in our school .She taught me from class 6–8. I was flabbergasted when I saw her in the trailer )
And finally this shot :-
If this doesn’t give you goosebumps what will !!!!!
We have seen biopics earlier but we always look for storytelling, acting, songs and other usual dimensions. We often tend to overlook the fact that every biopic should look real in as many aspects as it can.
In times like this where technology can help you create everything, the efforts made by filmmakers like Neeraj Pandey to keep the concept of reality in cinema alive makes you think that Indian Cinema definitely has a bright future.
** Platform no. 8 was not constructed when Dhoni used to work at the Kharagpur Junction. It is still not fully functional. The makers could have avoided this mistake but no one’s perfect I guess.