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Shabaash Mithu

July 15, 2022
2hr 34min
Status: released

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  • After the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures acquired the rights to make a feature film on Mithali Raj’s life. She said, “Hoping that this movie inspires more people, especially young girls to take up sports as a career.”
  • Shabaash Mithu was anticipated to be released on February 5, 2021, under the direction of Rahul Dholakia, but filming was delayed due to COVID-19. In June Srijit Mukherji replaced Rahul Dholakia as director of the film due to a change of schedule.
  • Principal photography began on April 5, 2021. Filming was officially wrapped up on November 9, 2021. The film was shot on Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, and across domestic and international locations to bring a real feel of actual events that happened in Mithali’s life.
  • Shabaash Mithu was released on July 15, 2022. The film received mixed to positive reviews from critics but was a major box-office disaster, grossing just under a tenth of its budget at the box office.
  • In 2023, Shabaash Mithu was selected in ‘Game On’ section at the 29th Kolkata International Film Festival and was screened on December 8, 2023.
  • Shabaash Mithu digitally streamed on both Voot and Netflix in Hindi and dubbed versions of Tamil and Telugu languages from August 12, 2022.
  • The film earned ₹0.40 crore at the domestic box office on its opening day, ₹0.55 crore on the second day, and ₹0.70 crore on the third day. As of 23 July 2022, the film grossed ₹2.52 crore (US$320,000) in India and ₹0.24 crore (US$30,000) overseas, for a worldwide gross collection of ₹2.76 crore (US$350,000). The film was declared a disaster at the box office after the end of its theatrical run.