Rashmi Rocket is the latest outing from ZEE5 OTT platform which has been released on October 15, 2021. The screen time of this sports drama film is around 2 hours 9 minutes.
Story: The story of this film revolves around the life of Taapsee Pannu aka Rashmi Rocket. Due to unfortunate incident in the past, Rashmi fears to take a part in athletic race. Now, she is grown up and decides that she will come over her fear and takes a part in the racing games. She qualifies for the state level games and starts winning Gold medals in different races. After breaking several records in state level games, Indian Athletics Association selects Rashmi Rocket to represent India in International games. She even went on to win Gold medals in Asian games.
The story later takes a big turn, when Rashmi was asked to go for a gender test by Indian Athletics Association. This has left Rashmi broken from inside. She has failed in the gender test and this news spread like a wildfire in news media. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
This film also stars Mantra aka Coach Tejas Mukherjee, Priyanshu Painyuli aka Captain Gagan Thakur, Abhishek Banerjee aka Dr. Ejaz Qureshi, Shweta Tripathi aka Maya Bhasin, Supriya Pathak, Manoj Joshi, Namita Dubey and many others.
The early reviews of Rashmi Rocket movie is out and they are in a range of 3 to 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: The heart of the story is at the right place and that’s why this film connects with you instantly. In the start of this film, the makers have clearly mentioned that this film is a tribute to all the female athletes in India. Now talking about the performance, Taapsee Pannu did give a strong performance after Thappad movie (2020). The first 30 minutes of the screenplay looks interesting but after that it looses grip to quite a time throughout the film. The ordeal that a female player goes through gender test has been well portrayed by Taapsee. The second half revolves around Rashmi who fights her case against IAA. This film is more than just a sports drama. Taapsee looks good in this film as an athlete but she should have worked on her dialect, which could have given more weight-age to the story. Still, the director will keep you hooked till the last minute in this sports drama. The chemistry of Taapsee and Priyanshu have also maturely shown in this film. The overall making of this film is decent enough for a one time watch.
Rashmi Rocket movie has been directed by Akarsh Khurana. The dialogues is written by Kanika Dhillon and the screenplay work done by Aniruddha Guha. The story has been written by Nandha Periyasamy. It has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya. The camerawork has been done by Neha Parti Matiyani and the musical score given by Amit Trivedi. The editing work of this film have been done by Ajay Sharma and Shweta Venkat Mathew.
Rashmi Rocket budget hasn’t been revealed by the makers but it could reportedly be around 10 to 12 crores maximum.
Altogether, Rashmi Rocket is one the rare sports films that are based on female sports player. So, you should definitely give your time to watch this film once, it won’t let your expectations down.
Last Word: Watch it for the performance of Taapsee Pannu and Priyanshu Painyuli. Also watch it for the good story and direction.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Rashmi Rocket Review- Distinction (70 percent out of 100).