November 24 : After the immense success of Kabir Singh in 2019, Shahid Kapoor will be back on the big screens with Jersey soon. Written and directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, Jersey is a sports drama film, which is a remake of his 2019 National Award-winning Telugu film with the same title. The film stars Shahid Kapoor as a cricketer, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Pankaj Kapur. The film is bankrolled by Allu Aravind, Aman Gill, Dil Raju, and Suryadevara Naga Vamsi.
On Tuesday evening, the makers of the film dropped the trailer of the much-anticipated film. Shahid plays Arjun, a cricketer who fails to live up to the expectations and gives up on all work. Later, unable to buy his little son a cricket jersey, Arjun decides to fulfil his dream of representing Team India for his son. While Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur’s performances are worth mentioning, the film seems to be worth the wait.
The trailer gives a sneak peek into the life of the former cricketer Arjun, who is unemployed and unable to buy a jersey for his son. He has to ask money from his wife, played by Mrunal, to buy his son a birthday gift. When she refuses to give, Arjun tries to steal from her purse. The trailer shows how desperate he is to make his child happy and proud of him. The trailer also goes into the past to show the intense romance between Shahid and Mrunal’s characters and the rampage on the cricket field that led him to leave cricket. To fulfil his son’s dream, the former star cricketer decides to get back to the field. It is heartening to see Arjun’s struggle to gain respect in his son’s eyes and fulfil his dream. The veteran actor Pankaj Kapur has not been properly captured in the trailer.
The makers had wrapped the shoot of the film last year in December. Earlier, Shahid had opened up about the importance of Jersey and called it his “best filmmaking experience”. He had tweeted, “It’s my best filmmaking experience yet. Can't wait to share it with you all". Shahid’s next big release in a long time, Jersey is all set to hit the cinemas on December 31, 2021.