While the recently released biographical sports drama - M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story traces the life and journey of India’s cricketing sensation - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the film also packs a very interesting message about friendship.
Without getting too preachy, the biopic, starring Sushant Singh Rajput, subtly tells you that a true bond of friendship is the one, which never gets affected either by your achievements or failures. Rather real friends are those who never leave your side or don’t forget you when they become successful.
Director Neeraj Pandey has wonderfully captured the essence of asli yaari through his film. The MS Dhoni biopic not just focuses on Dhoni’s rise as a successful cricketer but also his friends, who have played an important role in his life — Chittu (Seemant Lohani), Paramjit Singh, Santosh Lal, Satyaprakash among others.
What do they say about sticking together through thick and thin? Well, these bunch of Dhoni’s yaars define that phrase to the core. They stood by him, believed in him and his dreams and often went out of their way to help Dhoni realize his dreams. And the film brilliantly encapsulates all these nuances of asli yaari.
Furthermore, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story also teaches us a very important lesson in friendship — never forget your friends who were with you when you were a nobody.
No matter how great and talented you are today, you don’t climb to the top without the help of your friends and family. Never forget the people that made even small gestures for you during your time of need and make sure to give back.
There are a few scenes in the film that drive this message home beautifully. Especially this one particular scene when Dhoni’s friend Satyaprakash from his railway job days comes to meet the captain of the Indian cricket team. It is a moving scene and an excellent demonstration of a strong bond between friends.
Without a doubt, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story not just celebrates our captain cool’s life but also comradeship, and gives us some major friendship goals.
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