Cinema and cricket are two of the biggest influencers in the life of Indians across the world. One can only then imagine the fervor when the studio behind National Award-winning sports films like ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (2013), a biopic of Milkha Singh and ‘Mary Kom’ (2014), a biopic of boxer Mary Kom, creates a film on the life of legendary cricketer Mithali Raj, the captain of Team India Women’s ODI. Marking Mithali’s birthday, 3rd December, Viacom18 Studios today announced the release date of her biopic ‘Shabaash Mithu’. The film stars Taapsee Pannu and is all set to hit the screens worldwide on 4th February, 2022.
‘Shabaash Mithu’ is the coming-of-age tale of women’s cricket in India as witnessed by the most successful woman cricketer the country has ever seen. The film chronicles the highs and lows, setbacks and moments of euphoria of Mithali’s life with Taapsee Pannu essaying the titular role. Also seen in the film will be the talented actor Vijay Raaz in a key role.
‘Shabaash Mithu’ has been shot across domestic and international locations to aptly bring alive Mithali’s iconic journey and her meteoric rise to the world stage. Produced by Viacom18 Studios, ‘Shabaash Mithu’s creative producer is Ajit Andhare, while the film is directed by Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven.