Story: Frustrated with his life away from the dressing room, former Ranji Cricket player Arjun Talwar (Shahid Kapoor) decides to return to the sport at the age of 36 to prove his worth to his wife,
Jersey Review: This official Hindi remake of the Nani-starrer Jersey (in Telugu), which also won a National Award, tracks the journey of a domestic star cricketer who opts out of the sport at the peak of his career.
Gowtam Tinnanuri, who helmed the original and has directed the remake, too, takes the non-judgemental and an emotion-soaked route to narrate Arjun Talwar’s story from the dressing room,
to social dressing down and back into the dressing room where he feels he truly belongs. Without ever playing the victim, the character, played by Shahid Kapoor, is easy to associate with.
Arjun’s journey is also one of defying odds - he’s not easily accepted back into the fold, he doesn’t have age by his side, and with every step of the way
All said and done, Shahid Kapoor continues to add some interesting innings in the second phase of his life, and Jersey is surely one of them. A rare and almost-perfect blend of drama, (predicable-yet-interesting) game & everything else