SAINA — “A PRIME EXAMPLE OF POOR EXECUTION OF A BIOPIC”
The raw story of Saina Nehwal is so inspiring to every sports dreamer that it deserved to make it to the big screen. Basically, the film is fine and has everything associated that a bollywood movie needs like mother sentiment and inspiring songs.
In terms of acting, Saina’s mom Meghna Malik delivers a powerful act while Manav Kaul gives his sweat and blood to coach Saina from national champion to the dream of world no 1.
In terms of songs, Chal Wahi chalien & Parinda both ooze inspiration.
For a sports drama, it is quintessential to put limelight on the matches and that is where Amole Gupta & team failed completely.
It is a shame that the only match that the audience gets to see is limited by time.
To add to this, all the winnings/tournaments feel like being skimmed through rather than given the needed attention.
In terms of acting, Parineeti is just average and fails to connect with the audience and is another major let down.
Streaming Platform: Netflix
Overall Verdict: Amole Gupte’s version of ‘Saina’ fails to do justice to Saina Nehwal’s success story, making the movie just about average fare.