Rashmi Rocket (Movie Review)

Suhail Umrani

In the Taapsee Pannu-starrer, a realistic tale is blended with powerful drama.

Akarsh Khurana directs Rashmi Rocket, which Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand, and Pranjal Khandhdhiya produce together with Akarsh Khurana. Taapsee Pannu plays the lead role in this film.

Rashmi Rocket: A Film Review: When you see Rashmi (Taapsee Pannu), you'll feel compelled to show your respect for her for standing up for herself and other athletes who have faced unfair treatment in the past.

"Aap Hindi film dekhte hai kya?" the mocking query enquires. In the video, a furious judge questions a defense counsel (Abhishek Banerjee) sarcastically. There is little drama in Asliyat mein courts. Watching a lot of Hindi films is damaging to one's health. For the most part, courtrooms are devoid of suspense and intensity. If you've seen the movie "Rashmi Rocket," you're already aware of the hardships faced by female athletes as they navigate societal pressure, systematic persecution, and even an old-fashioned gender test on their route to the top of their sport.

Dutee Chand, the film's central concept, was disqualified from a race when it was determined that she had hyperandrogenism (abnormally high testosterone levels). Because Chand's quest to get her suspension lifted and compete again is well-documented, her story makes a perfect subject for a film, even if the film's characters have been 'fictionalized,' as the opening titles say.

Taapsee Pannu starts as Rashmi Vira, a talented tomboy raised in Kutch by her adoring parents (Supriya Pathak and Manoj Joshi). In Akarsh Khurana's film, Rashmi Vira (Taapsee Pannu) is pushed to run her heart out by her loving parents. Rashmi (called "as quick as a rocket") can train at the national level with the support of her father, where she must cope with not only a manufactured disaster (the Kutch earthquake, which results in a horrible loss") but also a few of her jealous coworkers. A plan must be created promptly.

Throughout the plot, the film's tone shifts between realism and theatricality. We are forced to believe in Pannu's skills as a result of her engaging moments. When Pannu's performance on the racetrack is electrifying while Rashmi is there, her effort is evident throughout the film. Priyanshu Painyuli, who plays an army sergeant who is always on Rashmi's side regardless of the circumstances, is a standout among the cast. Even though his character is sometimes forced to do something absurd, Abhishek Banerjee's impassioned attorney fighting for Rashmi's rights captures the audience's attention throughout the film.

While it's heartening to see Varun Badola return to the big screen in this role as a cunning Athletics Federation official, one wishes the director had given him a bit more to do. Chirag Vohra played a member of Rashmi's extended family in 'Scam 92,' and he was excellent in part. He has utterly wasted this opportunity. Most Hindi films with a titular character incorporate other characters to support or enhance the former.

The conflict between realism and drama is not necessarily a losing one. Final challenge: you must overcome the film's contrived roadblocks, such as developing an unpleasant scenario or the appearance of a contentious subject. It's conceivable that the occasional eye roll may derail things: what would motivate a pregnant couple to risk their lives after hearing a doctor say, "Thoda hazard hai"? You then shift your focus to Rashmi, who is battling valiantly for the rights of other athletes who have been mistreated in the sport of athletics. As a way to ensure female athletes maintain their supremacy in sports and to help a good cause.

 

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