Shabaash Mithu is a biographical sports drama film directed by Srijit Mukherji and produced by Viacom18 Studios in the year 2022.
Taapsee Pannu plays Mithali Raj, the former Test and One-Day International captain of India's women's national cricket team.
It covers Mithali's life's ups and downs, as well as her moments of glory. The film was released on July 15, 2022.
Mithali Raj is a former women's national cricket team Test and ODI captain. She led India to the Women's Cricket World Cup finals in 2017.
The film is based on her life and follows the events of her career in the world of women's cricket. It depicts her hardships and rapid rise in women's cricket.
Following the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures purchased the rights to develop a feature film based on Raj's life.
The film was finalized on December 3, 2019, on Mithali Raj's birthday, with Taapsee Pannu in the lead role and Rahul Dholakia as director.
The film was scheduled to be released on February 5, 2021, under the direction of Rahul Dholakia, however production was delayed owing to the aftermath of COVID-19.
The film was shot on Lord's Cricket Ground in London, as well as in other domestic and international places, to capture the true feel of Mithali's life events.
Anindita of India Today wrote "Shabaash Mithu is a film that will definitely not turn around Bollywood’s fate in the era of South domination, but it surely moves you".
The film received a 3.1/10 rating on IMDb as of July 17, 2022, while Ujwal Sharma of Empire Weekly rated it 3.5 out of 5.
Taapsee Pannu film has rare moments of humanity buried in a Mithali Raj career highlight reel, wrote Suchin Mehrotra from Hindustan Times.