Nani starrer movie “Jersey” had high ratings when it was released in theaters in 2019. Critics and movie lovers have owned it. It is one of the few Telugu films that unanimously received positive reviews and high ratings from Telugu critics in recent years. Not only that, but the film also won the National Award for Best Telugu Film.
Directed by Gautam Tenanori, the film witnessed many special moments and a great performance by Nani.
Now, the Hindi version of the movie has been shown in theaters. Although the film was remade by original director Gowtam Tinnanuri, it was unable to achieve universally positive reviews. Bollywood critics have had mixed reactions. While some praised the film, top critics were not impressed with this film.
Critic Anupama Chopra stated that the new Hindi version lacked freshness.
“Jersey is like the Xerox version – just like the original but with less colour, vibrancy and spirit. But for a Nani’s Jersey fan like me, this jersey just isn’t fresh or refreshing enough,” she wrote in the Film Companion.
Bollywood Hungama, in its review, said the film is slow paced and lacks freshness, but praised Shahid Kapoor’s performance.
“JERSEY is based on Shahid Kapoor’s outstanding performance, emotional moments, and touching ending.”
NDTV’s Saibal Chatterjee liked the movie and gave it a rating of 2.5/5. However, he is of the opinion that the movie needs a better trim.
“Parts of it fit comfortably. But parts of the 170-minute movie, which are now in theaters after several delays, could have done with some trim. On the acting front, Shahid is the man of the match,” he wrote.
Shubra Gupta of Indian Express simply described it as ‘honest but lackluster’.
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