Mumbai: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has hit the ball out of the boundary by delivering a supreme performance in MS Dhoni-The Untold Story.
The film, a biopic on ace Indian skipper M S Dhoni’s inspiring life journey, had put forth multiple challenges in front of Sushant.
The actor not only had to observe and adopt the mannerisms and nuances possessed by Dhoni, but also had to slip into the skin of the character to the ‘T’ in order to gain acceptance from Dhoni fans and the audience.
Sushant’s portrayal of Dhoni is garnering mentions from across quarters with many fans finding it difficult to distinguish between the two personalities.
Acting under the supervision of director Neeraj Pandey, Sushant undertook an in depth research to play his part in the film.
From multiple physical transformations to identifying with the varied phases of Dhoni’s life, the actor has left no stone unturned to mirror Dhoni.
So much so, that Sushant’s performance has got the critics gushing about the ace portrayal delivered by the actor.
The intricate details, as have been rightly pointed by film critics includes the way Sushant internalises his character and becomes MSD, without heavily mimicking the cricketer and the finesse with which he nails the iconic helicopter shot and restrained personality.
The actor has also been lauded for wonderfully catching qualities like drive, focus and steadfastness to the oddly effete nail-biting manner, all in his gait, demeanour, attitude and gaze.
It is only Rajput’s valiant performance that keeps one believing, especially as he stands in front of a mirror and self-consciously practices precisely how wide his grin needs to be.
A summary of Sushant’s depiction of Dhoni reads ‘The actor scores a winning knock’, ‘Role of a lifetime for Sushant, and he has aced it’, ‘Sushant Singh Rajput doesn’t put a foot wrong. Literally’.
The result has been seen and celebrated by not only the audience, but by M.S Dhoni himself, who has been raving about Sushant’s power packed performance.
Sushant’s performance has also been scoring sixes at the Box office with the film minting a whooping 82.03 crores crore in India and witnessing an exceptional run in the international markets.
The actor’s depiction of Dhoni is touted to be one of the best performances of 2016.
Overcoming a number of obstacles, Sushant Singh Rajput has emerged a winner by delivering a performance which has been etched in the audience’s memory.
India Blooms News Service