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Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu’s film puts women on top of the game

Rashmi Rocket movie cast: Taapsee Pannu, Priyanshu Painyuli, Abhishek Banerjee, Supriya Pathak, Akash Khurana, Chirag Vora, Varun Badola, Supriya Pilgaonkar
Rashmi Rocket movie director: Akarsh Khurana
Rashmi Rocket Movie Rating: 2.5 stars

At an interesting juncture in the film, a Tasty judge asks a lawyer with a sarcasm, ‘Aap koi Hindi film Bahut Dekhte Kya? Actually, there is no such high drama in the courtroom. (Do you watch a lot of Hindi movies? In fact, there is not that much drama in the courtroom). The statement is a perfect match for the tone of ‘Rashmi Rocket’, a film about a female athlete who faces peer jealousy, institutional patriarchy, and an archaic gender test in her quest for the top.

The film takes its major plot line from the real-life story of Dutee Chand, who was disqualified after winning a race was found to have excessive testosterone (hyperandrogenism). Chand’s struggle to lift his suspension so he can compete again is well documented, which makes it a great subject for a film, even one that, according to the opening credits, The characters, situations and situations are imaginary through cinematic ‘Freedom’.

In Akarsh Khurana’s film, Rashmi Veera (Taapsee Pannu) is depicted as a spirited tomboy from her carefree childhood in Kutch, where her loving parents (Supriya Pathak and Manoj Joshi) are asked to keep her face in the air and her Hearts encourage you to play. Outside. After a few bumps in the road, Rashmi, ‘fast as a rocket’, finds herself working hard at the national level, and this time her opponents are not just a man-made disaster (a tragic one caused by the earthquake in the Kutch region). loss), or lewd pranks with his mother (Supriya Pathak), but with some of his envious peers. It’s time to plot.

The movie Yo-Yo is between keeping it real and maintaining its dramatic pitch. The places Pannu is trustworthy give us confidence too. The race-track sequence in which her Rashmi looks super fit and desperate to leave is arresting, but there are other places where Pannu shows effort. Priyanshu Painyuli, who plays an army man and Rashami’s partner who always gives her back, is rock solid. Abhishek Banerjee’s committed advocate, who takes up Rashmi’s cause, catches our eye too, even though her character is made to do silly things at times.

It is good to see Varun Badola back on screen as a machinist from the Athletics Federation, but you wish he had been given more to play for. Chirag Vohra, as part of Rashmi’s extended family, and so good in ‘Scam 92’, is wasted. You can put it on the fact that most of the Hindi movies that revolve around a titular character create other characters completely to bounce or enhance the former.

It’s not just a push to keep it grounded while building up the high drama quotient. You’ll also have to overcome the film’s throwback spanners built into the works: often a gaudy scene or situation feels involved, or a dialogue is underlined, and the constant background music draws attention to itself. But then you come back to Rashmi fighting the good fight, both for yourself and other athletes who have been subjected to similar, and you want to be happy. To keep women at the top of the game, and for a very worthy cause.


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