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Rashmi Rocket Movie Review | Rashmi Rocket, adorned with stellar acting by Taapsee Pannu, raises a strong issue; Film Review – Bollywood News in Hindi

Review: Rashmi Rocket is a film based on an important issue adorned with excellent performance by Taapsee Pannu. But it will require word of mouth. Rating : 3 stars

Rashmi Rocket is the story of a girl who is accused of being a man. The year is 2014. Rashmi Veera (Taapsee Pannu) hails from Bhuj, Gujarat and is a tour guide. He is a great runner but quits running after losing his father Ramnik (Manoj Joshi) in the 2001 earthquake. At the time, she was participating in an ongoing tournament when the earthquake struck. She was so lost in the running that she did not even realize the stampede around her. His mother, Bhanuben (Supriya Pathak) then raised him and started fighting for the rights of the women of her village. Since she lives in a military area, she has a good friendship with an army doctor, Dr. Ejaz Qureshi (Akash Khurana). He introduces her to Captain Gagan Thakur (Priyanshu Painyuli). During a tour with Gagan and his companions, Rashmi runs like a rocket and saves the life of a soldier who was about to step on a landmine. Gagan gets impressed seeing this. Gagan encourages Rashmi to run. At first she refuses but then she agrees. The Indian Athletics Association invites Rashmi to train to represent India in the Asia Games 2014. The initial days are tough for Rashmi. Under the guidance of head coach Tejas Mukherjee (Mantra), she tries to get even better at the game. Some fellow runners despise him, especially Niharika (Miloni Jhonsa) and Priyanka (Namita Dubey). They call him ‘Purusha’ because they believe he has masculine qualities. Rashmi ignores these things and focuses on her game. In the Asia Games, Rashmi manages to win three gold medals. The same day, when she returns, a lady officer of the association (Leesha Bajaj) asks her to accompany her for some process. Rashmi is taken to a government hospital and undergoes some tests there. All these processes take about six hours and Rashmi is not even allowed to eat food. Feeling humiliated, she returns to her hostel. Going to the hostel she clashes with Niharika when Niharika once again taunts Rashmi and calls her ‘launda’. In a fit of rage, Rashmi punches him in the face. After some time, Inspector Sathe (Umesh Prakash Jagtap) reaches the hostel and forcibly arrests Taapsee, saying that a boy is hiding in the hostel as a girl. Gagan goes to the police station and rescues Rashmi. This news of Rashmi spreads like fire in the media. Test reports also get leaked and prove that Rashmi has abnormally high levels of testosterone. That’s why the association has banned them. How Rashmi deals with this ban will have to watch the entire film.

The story of Nanda Periyasamy is unique and seems to be inspired by the life of Dutee Chand. Anirudh Guha’s screenplay (additional screenplay by Kanika Dhillon) is well written and simple. The subject that has been raised in the film is new and it is a bit difficult for the audience to understand. But the authors have tried their best to ensure that the issue is easily understood. However, the second half keeps swinging between court and non-court scenes. However, the latter is not as attractive. Kanika Dhillon’s dialogues (additional dialogues by Akarsh Khurana, Anirudh Guha and Lisha Bajaj) are one of the best things about the film. Several one-liners amplify the effect.

Akarsh Khurana’s direction is neat. His biggest victory is that he has handled such a sensitive issue very well. Various tracks are smartly handled, be it Rashmi’s bond with Gagan or Rashmi’s training pain or courtroom drama. On the other hand, while Rashmi and Bhanuben’s track touches the heart in the first half, it feels weak in the second half. Why Rashmi and her mother stopped speaking to each other is not properly explained. While the court scenes take the film on a high note, the intermediate sequences do not create the desired effect, though a lot happens here too. An important plot that unfolds in the climax is predictable, though it should be treated as a suspense track.

Rashmi Rocket begins in a dramatic way. The parts of childhood are lovely. The scene where Gagan befriends Rashmi and learns that he is an expert runner. Rashmi’s training track is dramatic and keeps the audience hooked. However, the scene in the first half that surprises the most is how Rashmi is humiliated during the test. Gagan’s laugh in the police station is worth applause. In the second half, the entry of Ishik (Abhishek Banerjee) adds some light-hearted moments. All the courtroom scenes are entertaining but the middle ones are not as effective. The finale is pretty good.

Taapsee Pannu performs brilliantly as expected. After delivering a few award-worthy performances, nothing else is expected of her but the best in which she does not disappoint. Also, she keeps the Gujarati accent and masculine look under control and it works. Priyanshu Painyuli’s dialogue delivery is good and he does full justice to his character. Abhishek Banerjee is quite entertaining and breathes life into the second half of the film. Supriya Pathak looks lovely but her track could have emerged stronger in the second half. Manoj Joshi and Akash Khurana look lovely in guest appearance. Supriya Pilgaonkar (Judge Savita Deshpande) wins hearts with her small role in the film. Varun Badola (Dilip Chopra) also suits the same. Miloni Jhonsa and Namita Dubey suit the roles like negative. Umesh Prakash Jagtap leaves his mark with few scenes. Zafar Karachiwala (Mangesh Desai) does a commendable job. Asim Jaydev Hattangadi (Praveen Sood) and Kshitij Jog (Dr Mhatre) look good in a small role. Lisha Bajaj’s presence grabs attention. Shweta Tripathi Sharma (Maya Bhasin) looks amazing in a cameo.

Amit Trivedi’s music is nothing special. A song like ‘Ghani Kool Chhori’ fulfills the need for chartbuster songs in the film to some extent. ‘Zid’ lacks the adrenaline-pumping track found in other sports films. ‘Ran Ma Kutch’ is a good omen for the film’s Kutch setting. ‘Zindagi Tere Naam’ is forgettable. Amit Trivedi’s background score is far better.

Neha Party Matiyani’s cinematography is apt for a film like this. Durgaprasad Mohapatra’s production design looks real. Rohit Chaturvedi’s costumes are stylish, especially those worn by Taapsee. Late Ajay Sharma and Shweta Venkat Mathew’s editing could have been sleeker in the second half.

Overall, Rashmi Rocket is an important issue based film with excellent performance by Taapsee Pannu. The film’s low buzz may prove disappointing for it so it will require word of mouth.



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