Jersey is an upcoming Bollywood sports drama movie. It is written and directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri. It stars Shahid Kapoor as a former cricketer who returns to the game for his son’s wish of a jersey, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapoor. The film is produced by Geetha Arts, Dil Raju Production, Sithara Entertainments and Brat Films.
After the big success of Kabir Singh, which itself was a South Indian film remake, Shahid Kapoor is slated to appear in his next film Jersey which is a remake of Telugu film of the same name.; Interestingly, it’s being directed by the same director of the original that is Gowtam Tinnanuri.
The film stars Shahid Kapoor, Mrunal Thakur, and Pankaj Kapoor. If we compare it with the original, then Shahid Kapoor is replacing Nani, Mrunal Thakur replacing Shraddha Srinath and Pankaj Kapoor replacing Sathyaraj. Initially, Shraddha Kapoor was finalized to play the female lead, But for some reason, she was later replaced by Mrunal Thakur who was last seen in Farhan Akhtar starrer Toofan.
|Release||14 April 2022|
|Main Cast||Shahid Kapoor|
|Directed by||Gowtam Tinnanuri|
|Written by||Gowtam Tinnanuri|
by Gowtam Tinnanuri
|Produced by||Dil Raju|
Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
|Edited by||Naveen Nooli|
|Music by||Songs: Sachet–Parampara|
Dil Raju Production
|Distributed by||Balaji Telefilms|
Pen Marudhar Entertainment
Yash Raj Films
|Running Time||170 Minutes ( 2h 50 min)|
Jersey Story Plot
The Story of Jersey revolves around a cricketer named Arjun, who’s doing well for himself domestically but due to a lack of resources, finds it hard to make his space in the international team and eventually quits cricket but before that, his girlfriend Sara marries him believing his future is a bright upstart, so his future should be secured. Alas! that doesn’t happen, and Arjun finds a small job after quitting cricket but his bad luck follows him there too as someone files a lawsuit against Arjun. As he struggles to arrange finances to fight his case then Sara starts working to help Arjun raise the money but Arjun gets addicted to drinking and smoking. The pair also has a son who’s always up to something he wants an Indian jersey on his birthday but his father can’t afford the Rs. 500 jersey.
There is also Arjun’s coach here who always motivates Arjun to join cricket management with him But Arjun always declines then a lot happens. At one time, Arjun even tries stealing money from Sara for their son’s jersey. But Sara sees that and their son starts calling his father a thief. This is where Arjun decides to go back to cricket so he can prove to everyone that he’s not a loser.
I hope makers don’t just copy and paste the original movie but do some tweaks here and there too. Shahid Kapoor’s fans are excited to watch this movie because most of them believe that Shahid Kapoor will look phenomenal in this role.
Well, If we talk about the original Jersey, story-wise I really liked the original film. It was made on a budget of 25 crores while it earned roughly 48 crores at the box office. I think one big reason to remake this film is that whoever saw it, generally liked it a lot. But unfortunately, that’s not a huge population which is probably why it didn’t earn as much too But because the reviews were good, the makers believed it’s lucrative to remake it for a larger audience With a higher budget and a bigger star cast. And I think just like Kabir Singh, this too has the potential too make it big.
With the appalling success of Padmaavat and Kabir Singh. Now Shahid’s fans have big expectations from Jersey. It’s quite evident that the audience has started to see Shahid Kapoor as a legit bankable star. Whereas previously it was just his acting skills being appreciated, now his films are enjoying a guaranteed opening. It will be very interesting to see if Shahid Kapoor will be able to recreate the magic of Nani in the remake or not.
This story has emotions, sports, romance and drama too. Therefore it’s very likely to appeal to the masses. The film was announced officially in 2019 and even slated to release in 2020 But due to pandemic issues, it too suffered just like the rest of the films did. Delays and more delays, But now makers are finally releasing it in theatres on 14th April 2022. We can expect its OTT release at the end of May.