Review: Taapsee Pannu's Rashmi Rocket Has Less Fire But Full Marks For Efforts

Here is our review of Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket directed by Akarsh Khurana. The film is currently streaming on Zee5.

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Review: Taapsee Pannu's Rashmi Rocket Has Less Fire But Full Marks For Efforts
Taapsee Pannu starrer 'Rashmi Rocket' has finally launched and has been streaming on Zee5. The film holds a very strong and prominent story of the human rights of female athletes. 'Rashmi Rocket is been directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand, and Pranjal Khandhdiya. Apart from Taapsee, the film also features Abhishek Banerjee, Priyanshu Painyuli, Supriya Pathak, Supriya Pilgaonkar, and Manoj Joshi. 

The screen opens up with the scene where Rashmi aka Taapsee gets arrested in her girl's hostel by male cops and then it flashbacks to her childhood story. The story continues with the struggle of Rashmi from being a bindass and daring Kutchi girl to India's no.1 sprinter. Well not only this, the film majorly focuses on the human rights of female athletes. The hurdling race of Rashmi with the society, proving her gender and her individuality.  Overall, the film tells a compelling and well-known story about female athletes' rights and talks about the story of a woman being slashed for her identity, shamed in public, and getting physically assaulted by men. 

In terms of the film's execution, the first half was a little slow, outlining her childhood and a lot of family and society conflict. When Rashmi, aka Taapsee, enters the race, the movie takes a turn for the better. Director Akarsh Khurana has brilliantly presented a powerful social topic.  According to the subject, the film needed an emotional deliverable, but it was absent. While the court scenes bring the film to a new level, the intermediate sequences, despite having a lot going on, don't have the same effect. Despite being classified as a suspense track, a crucial story aspect revealed towards the conclusion is predictable.

The dialogues of the film were absolutely suiting the situation, Kanika Dhillon, Akarsh Khurana, Aniruddha Guha, and Lisha Bajaj have brilliantly penned the dialogues giving justice to the scenario. However, the background score did not offer much value to the film. Music would have been an excellent addition to the film, but music director Amit Trivedi failed to add value to an excellent plot.

When we talk about the performances, Taapsee was as good as ever. You can clearly see the efforts that she has put into this role. With Rashmi, Taapsee proves that she is versatile when it comes to acting. Priyanshu Gill as her lover/husband was just what every girl desired. He portrayed the character with all earnestness. As her parents in the film, Supriya Pathak and Manoj Joshi were simply amazing. Abhishek Banerjee, who turned out to be a true shining star in the movie, was the one who injected a pinch of great art.

The film is informative and adds to the genre's worth. Rashmi Rocket will undoubtedly explain the significance of rights in society, as well as educate the audience on human rights and the feelings that a woman experiences when dealing with society. It is highly recommended to binge it in order to applaud the cast and crew for delivering a forward-thinking notion that has been practiced in society for centuries.

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