About Rashmi Rocket
Starring Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, the sports drama, which is directed by Akarsh Khurana, narrates the story of a small-town girl, who overcomes all societal barriers to become a national-level athlete, but is hindered when she is asked to undergo a gender test. The film also stars Priyanshu Painyuli, Supriya Pathak, Abhishek Banerjee, and Supriya Pilgaonkar in the lead roles.
Reactions to the movie
First reactions to the films are out and Rashmi Rocket is receiving mixed responses from fans on Twitter. While an impressed fan says Taapsee Pannu should take a standing ovation for Rashmi Rocket, another thinks she has had done better films in the past. However, the common census is that the film hits the right chords when it comes to choosing the subject o the film.
What the lead star has to say about it?
Taapsee Pannu, who plays a sprinter in her latest film ‘Rashmi Rocket’, says that she is always in awe of sports personalities and that she feels they are the real heroes.
She candidly revealed that squash is her favourite sport to play and when it comes to her favourite sportsperson she said, “I don’t think I can choose because I am in so much awe of these sportspeople, they are actually the real heroes for me. I follow them more than I follow any other profession, or I don’t think I consider any other profession as heroic as representing the country!”
Taapsee also confessed that running comes naturally to her, since she was an athlete in school and would run in 100, 200 and 400-metre races. For her role, she had to learn some professional sprinting techniques. Next, she had to unlearn and readopt the right technique to keep her free of injuries.
What do we have to say about the movie?
Despite the amazing acting skills of Taapsee , we still find the storyline of the movie vain. Taapsee does look the part as star athlete Rashmi. However, she seems far more comfortable in showing the tomboy side of her in the opening scenes or grabbing the bully’s wrist and giving it back to her, two times over.
Taapsee plays a naturally talented girl from Kutch, Rashmi, who could be the world’s next Usain Bolt… or Edward Cullen, if her fast-forwarded, vampirish running style offers any clues. She’s the town tomboy, one that men and women point at and exclaim, ‘Chorro hai ke chori?’ Except, none of it feels real, especially when these men and women are supposed to be her neighbours, who have known her since she was a child.
The movie is a one time watch , we do expect MORE from Taapsee always!