It has been a week since Neeraj Pandey’s M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story hit the screens. The movie has become a talking point in the town and it has surely won the hearts of millions of people. Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has hit a huge six when it comes to his performance in the film. Sushant Singh Rajput essayed the role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and he has perfectly walked in the shoes of the ODI Captain of India. The efforts put by the actor for essaying the role could be seen clearly on the big screen. He has all the right to take away the praises coming his way.
Out of many appreciations, there’s one person who has written an open letter to the actor. Amul Vikas Mohan, editor at Super Cinema wrote the letter to the actor.
Here is the open letter:
“The Sheer Awesomeness that is Sushant Singh Rajput.
Very rarely I feel compelled to talk about a performance with my peers and friends. But once I saw MS DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY last Friday I found myself talking endlessly about the movie but more so about the acting prowess of Sushant Singh Rajput.
You see I’m a diehard Dhoni fanboy, I’m a fan of his destructive batting. I’m a fan of his calmness when he is in the most pressure situations on the field. I’m a fan of his post-match press conferences the way he handles himself and at the same time represents India on a global stage. So having said all of that I was a little apprehensive about how Sushant was going to pull off this mammoth task of playing a character which is so revenant to all Indians all across the world.
Dhoni is a nuanced performance. I somewhat knew that Sushant is a good actor but this performance is leading me to say that he is as good as those whom we regard to be the best in his generation. He is not your Bombay boy and that journey is visible in his performance. His acting is well informed and shows the hunger of a small town boy. In the gamut of Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Varun Dhawan, Sushant is a bit of a challenger. More power to him and to performances like this one.
From frame number one of the movie Sushant was it. He not only looked the part but he also got all the major mannerisms of Dhoni patted down to a T. The opening sequence of Sushant waiting in the pavilion on the night of the World Cup Final; he has brilliantly handled the restlessness yet the composed mind frame of the captain of India in the biggest match of his career brilliantly. Post that even his walk with his back to the camera is as if the makers got MS Dhoni himself to come and shoot that bit, and you know it’s the sheer brilliance of Sushant that makes you feel that you are watching Dhoni!
See it’s very difficult to play a character so important to one and all and play it convincingly enough. It shows the hard work and training that he would have gone through to internalise the role. I firmly believe that Sushant too is going to be etched out in the pop-culture because of this very character. I also felt that this movie and this character is going to be be a major watershed event for Sushant’s career in the longer run.
We all know he is good actor he has proved that in most of his prior releases, but this one character is going to catapult him to a whole another level once the dust settles on the movie eventually. An actor’s job description is to seamlessly move from one character to another and Sushant seems to have mastered that act in the handful of characters he has played in his career thus far.”
We couldn’t agree more after reading this letter. With such a terrific performance of his career, we would not mind saying that the era of Sushant Singh Rajput has begun in Bollywood.