- Shabaash Mithu is a biopic of cricketer Mithali Raj
- The film stars Tapsee Pannu and directed by Srijit Mukherji hits theatres on July 15th
- Mithali Raj is known for her record breaking 23 year long career in international cricket
The much-awaited trailer of Tapsee Pannu-starrer Shabaash Mithu is finally out and fans are already loving it. Shabaash Mithu narrates the tale of legendary cricketer Mithali Raj, who recently retired from all forms of cricket. Taapsee Pannu plays the role of Mithali Raj, while the movie also casts Vijay Raaz, who plays the role of the cricketer’s coach at young age. The film has been directed by Srijit Mukherji.
In the trailer, Taapsee as Mithali is heard saying, “Aesa khel ke dikhayengay ke koi humaari pehchaan kabhi koi bhool na paye.” The trailer, longer than two minutes, starts with the childhood story of the legendary cricketer and later moves on to telling how she started playing matches, shows her in practice grounds, and then becoming the team captain.
Taapsee as Mithali is then seen fighting the obstacles faced by a woman in the sports industry and discrimination against them. In her cricket journey ‘highs and lows’, Mithali Raj’s numbers stand out. Mithali Dorai Raj announced her retirement on June 9th, signing off a career that began before the turn of the millennium.