Jersey is one of the several remakes that Bollywood is adapting from South Indian cinema in 2020. Shahid Kapoor replaces Nani in the Hindi remake of Jersey with another retelling of the forgotten yesteryear cricketer, and his ambitious comeback at the age of 36 years. Shahid Kapoor in Jersey will be a force to reckon with at the box office, considering he comes high off 2019's highest grossing film - Kabir Singh. From Jersey release date to Jersey story, here is everything you should know about the upcoming Bollywood movie.
Jersey release date in India / Jersey release date
Jersey release date in India is scheduled to be August 28, 2020. This date comes right before Indian festivals of Muharram and Onam, giving audiences across the country a chance to watch the Shahid Kapoor-starrer on festival days.
After the original Telugu film released in April 2019, speculation was a Hindi remake would be announced soon, which it was in October the same year. Shahid Kapoor was selected as the lead actor right away.
Mrunal Thakur was brought in as the lead actress in mid November, while Pankaj Kapur was roped in last December. Filming for the movie began on December 14, 2019, but there is no other update on the shoot schedule.
Jersey cast includes Shahid Kapoor playing the lead role of Sudanshu Bhardwaj, Mrunal Thakur as Alisha Javedkar, Pankaj Kapur as Sudhir Bhosle, and Rajesh Sharma as Coach Ravindra Sharma.
Other expected cast members include names like Mohan Kapoor, Rohan Shah, Chetna Pande, and Sudhanshu Pandey. Telugu actor Nani will likely be seen making a guest appearance in the film. Notably, Nani played the lead role in the original.
Jersey story / Jersey plot
Jersey is the official Hindi remake of the Telugu film of the same name. Thus, we can expect the plot of the movie to remain largely the same, albeit with certain cultural contrasts.
Jersey, the Telugu sports drama, is the story of a yesteryear cricketer whose struggles are retold by his son, years after his achievements in the sport.
In this movie, the failed cricketer decides to revive his cricketing career in his late 30's despite everyone being skeptical of his ability to do so. We expect Shahid Kapoor to portray the role of the cricketer, considering he has been spotted practicing the sport in leaked images.
Jersey First Look
Around the announcement of the film, back in November 2019, Shahid Kapoor's first look for Jersey (2020) was revealed. In this image, we see the Bollywood actor donning a white cricket jersey, with a bat, gloves, wrist band, and hair band.
In a statement to the press, Shahid Kapoor said, "It took me some time to decide what to do next after Kabir Singh. But the minute I saw Jersey, I knew I wanted it to be my next. It is a wonderful inspiring and personal human journey that I connected with deeply.”
Jersey has been directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri, who is also responsible for helming the original Telugu project. The movie's production credits go to Guru Bobba, PDV Prasad, Suryadevara Naga Vamsi, and S Venkatarathnam.
Jersey Music has been provided by Anirudh Ravichander, Cinematography by Sanu John Varughese, Film Editing by Navin Nooli, Production Design by Kolla Avinash, and Art Direction is by Kolla Avinash.
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