The intriguing part of biopics is its realistic nature, but the recently released biopic M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story undoubtedly has an added advantage given the fact that the film is about one of India’s most successful cricket captains. The story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been an inspirational one, as he decided to break away from rut of a daily routine to hop in the train that lead to his dreams – that of becoming an international cricketer.
From a supportive family to now a married man, from a school boy with eyes full of ambitions to one of the most loved skipper, M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story as the name suggests covers several unknown aspects of the sports persona’s life. However, it seems that maybe due to time constraints or to avoid controversies, there were some chapters of Dhoni’s life that were omitted from his biopic. Here’s a list of people and episodes that we wish were a part of the Dhoni biopic:
- Dhoni’s brother: As mentioned before, besides his supportive sister, Mahendra Singh Dhoni also had a brother named Narendra. However, due to certain unknown circumstances, we hear that the Dhoni family had severed ties from him. And it is exactly for this reason that the film has no mention of Narendra in it.
- His wicket keeping: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not just an ace batsman. There may have been time constraints because of which may have been difficult to explore every phase of his life. However, showcasing Dhoni’s skills as a wicket keeper could have just added to his all-round personality as a cricketer.
- How he was made captain: This would be for an interesting part in the plotline! It requires talent and excellent leadership skills to become the captain of a cricket team. And this definitely wouldn’t have been cake-walk. In fact, M. S. Dhoni turning the leader of the team proved extremely beneficial for India as we won the World Cup in 2011 after two decades, under his captainship. So omitting that crucial part from the film was a tad bit disappointing wasn’t it?
- His test captaincy era: It’s not just about the ODIs. Dhoni also served as a captain for several test cricket matches. Though the film’s length was relatively long and considering that it also focused on Dhoni’s personal life, it would have been difficult to incorporate this detail but a passing mention of it could have done wonders.
- His affair with Deepika Padukone: He may not have had too many controversies in his life but Mahendra Singh Dhoni allegedly had fallen for the charms of leggy lass Deepika Padukone who is now the numero uno actress in Bollywood. Even if it was a rumour, may be the film could have been a platform to clarify things?
- IPL: A major change in the scene of cricket was the introduction of the Indian Premiere League and Mahendra Singh Dhoni went on to become captain for Chennai Super Kings in the championship. The team also has won the league twice, in the years 2010 and 2011. Further yet another aspect of the league was a major controversy wherein the owner of Chennai Super Kings, were allegedly involved in 2013 IPL betting case. However, none of it was a part of the film.