Movie Name: Shabaash Mithu
Directed by: Srijit Mukherji
Starring: Taapsee Pannu, Vijay Raaz, K M Rasheduzzaman Rafi
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Release Date: 04 February, 2022
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Indian women’s cricket captain Mithali Raj’s biopic.
Shabaash Mithu is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios. The film based on the life of current Test and ODI captain of the India women’s national cricket team, Mithali Raj, stars Taapsee Pannu in titular role. It chronicles ups and downs and moments of glory of Mithali’s life. It is scheduled to release theatrically on 4 February 2022.
Mithali Raj is current Test and ODI captain of women’s national cricket team. She led India to finals of 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup.
The film based on her life chronicles the events of her life’s journey in the world of women cricket. It presents her struggles and euphoric rise in the women cricket.
After the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures acquired the rights to make a feature film on Raj’s life. She said, “Hoping that this movie inspires more people, especially young girls to take up sports as a career.”
The biopic was planned to shoot in 2019. Raj said, “I think Priyanka Chopra will be a great choice (to play me in the biopic). Our personalities match a lot. I am not a movie buff, so I’d love the experts to do their job.” Finally it was Taapsee Pannu who was chosen to play the role of Mithali Raj in the biopic named as Shabaash Mithu, to be directed by Rahul Dholakia in 2020.
Principal photography began on 5 April 2021 but due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown it was delayed. Finally filming was wrapped up on 9 November. The film was shot on Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, and across domestic and international locations to bring real feel of actual events that happened in Mithali’s life.
On 3 December coinciding with birthday of Mithali Raj releasing a teaser poster the producer announced the release date of the film as 4 February 2022.