AFTER the 2019-blockbuster movie Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor is all set to come back to the silver screen with Jersey, the trailer of which released on 23rd of November.
This movie is a remake of the 2019 national award winning film with the same name and has been directed by the original movie’s director Gowtam Tinnanuri. Personally, I have been a Shahid Kapoor fan all my life, and with the trailer of this cricket-themed drama, he proves why he is tailor-made for such intense roles.
The trailer opens with Shahid Kapoor, who used to be a popular cricketer once and is currently jobless and doing nothing, asking his wife for some money, after which she denies.
He then takes his son to his cricket training when the kid asks him to give him a jersey as a gift on his next birthday. Shahid, who is “struggling to make ends meet and wants to fulfill his child’s wish” has to now struggles to face his “heroic past.”
Determined to fulfil his son’s wish, Kapoor approaches his coach played by his father Pankaj Kapur and decides to re-enter the game in his thirties.
The trailer looks promising right from the very beginning. Shahid Kapoor has undoubtedly gotten into the skin of his character and nails his part to the T.
Telugu fans of the original had really high expectations from Shahid and well it seems like he might sail through. Shahid was brilliant in and as Kabir Singh and you’ll get a deju-vu of Kabir while watching this trailer.
The background score by Parampara Thakur induces you with the adrenaline rush that is necessary for such action-packed movies..
But my question to the makers of the film is why would they want to remake every blockbuster from the south Indian cinema and turn it into a high-budget mega-star cast Bollywood movie?
The protagonist in the original movie played by South Superstar Nani was stellar and I don’t see why a movie that is available on YouTube dubbed in Hindi and for free would require such a high-budget Hindi remake.
The story which sheds light on hope, dreams and family is slated to release on 31st December 2021 in theatres.