Rashmi Rocket

Rashmi Rocket is a 2021 Indian Hindi language sports drama film directed by Akarsh Khurana and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya. The film features Taapsee Pannu in the lead role, alongside Priyanshu Painyuli and Abhishek Banerjee.[1][2][3] The film premiered on 15 October 2021 on ZEE5.[4]

Rashmi Rocket
Rashmi Rocket poster.jpg
Official release poster
Directed byAkarsh Khurana
Written byKanika Dhillon
Akarsh Khurana
Aniruddha Guha
Lisha Bajaj
Screenplay byAniruddha Guha
Kanika Dhillon
Story byNandha Periyasamy
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Neha Anand
Pranjal Khandhdiya
StarringTaapsee Pannu
CinematographyNeha Parti Matiyani
Edited byAjay Sharma
Shweta Venkat Mathew
Music byAmit Trivedi
RSVP Movies
Mango People Media Network
Distributed byZEE5
Release date
  • 15 October 2021 (2021-10-15)
Running time
129 minutes



The principal photography began in November 2020 at FLAME University in Pune.[9][10] The film was wrapped up on 26 January 2021 in Gujarat.[11][12] Shooting locations included Bhuj and the Rann of Kutch in Gujarat as well as Ranchi in Jharkhand.


Rashmi Rocket
Soundtrack album by
Released28 September 2021[13]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
Amit Trivedi chronology
Haseen Dillruba
Rashmi Rocket
Official audio
Rashmi Rocket - Full Album on YouTube

The film's music was composed by Amit Trivedi while lyrics written by Kausar Munir.

Track listing
1."Ghani Cool Chori"Bhoomi Trivedi3:35
2."Zidd"Nikhita Gandhi4:08
3."Rann Ma Kutchh"Swaroop Khan, Mooralala Marwada3:47
4."Zindagi Tere Naam"Amit Trivedi3:37
Total length:15:07

Critical receptionEdit

Anna M. M. Vetticad of Firstpost said “Here for a change is a Hindi film that knows how to portray male allies without allowing them to cross the line into male saviour territory. Here for a change is a Hindi film featuring female adversaries sans the all-women-are-enemies-of-women stereotype, and spotting female allies in unexpected places.”[14]

Writing for Scroll, Nandini Ramnath said, “Light on its feet and often as fleet as Rashmi, the movie cruises along on the strength of several heart-warming scenes (many of them involving Rashmi’s tough-loving mother Bhanu), a foot-tapping folksy score by Amit Trivedi, and basic insights into the debate over hyperandrogenism that continues to rage in all manner of sport.”[15]

Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India gave the film four stars and said, “Nanda Periyasamy’s riveting story, Aniruddha Guha’s sharp screenplay and Akarsh Khurana’s able direction, holds your attention right from the beginning until the end, where the race for justice is played out in a court.” About lead actor Taapsee Pannu, the publication said, “Taapsee Pannu once again proves her mettle, embodying Rashmi’s persona, physically and mentally. Her effort to celebrate Rashmi’s victory and endure her pain, is as real as it gets and the actress doesn’t miss the beat when it comes to making us root for her character.”[16]

Shubhra Gupta, in her review of the film in Indian Express, wrote: "When you see Taapsee Pannu’s Rashmi fighting the good fight, for herself and for other athletes who have been done against in similar fashion, you want to cheer. For keeping sporting women on top, and for the very worthy cause."[17]

In his review for Cinema Express, critic Avinash Ramachandran wrote: "It is brave of Taapsee to do a film where the battle against the system takes paramount importance, and rightly so."[18]

Zee News said in its review that "Akarsh Khurana's Rashmi Rocket has an unconventional storyline that can greatly contribute to conversations around gender equality."[19]

In her review for Mashable, Sushri Saha writes, "With strong performances led by Pannu and a well-written screenplay, the film does justice to the issues it raises and challenges."[20]

Critic Shomini Sen, in her review for WIONews, wrote that Rashmi Rocket “is an important film. It treads on an unknown track and it shines because of its important message.”


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  2. ^ "Abhishek Banerjee bags a new role in Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket". Bollywood Hungama. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Taapsee Pannu shares a cheerful picture from the sets of 'Rashmi Rocket'". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Taapsee Pannu starrer Rashmi Rocket to premiere on ZEE5 on October 15". Bollywood Hungama. 20 September 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  5. ^ Sen, Srijita (7 October 2021). "Rashmi Rocket is Not Dutee Chand's Story, But Tribute to Several Sportswomen: Writer Aniruddha Guha". News18.com.
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  7. ^ "Shweta Tripathi joins Taapsee Pannu's Rashmi Rocket". The Indian Express. 6 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  8. ^ "Rashmi Rocket: Taapsee Pannu shares pic with Supriya Pathak giving her a head massage". Hindustan Times. 8 January 2021. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Taapsee Pannu shares behind-the-scenes photos as she shoots in Pune for Rashmi Rocket". Bollywood Hungama. 15 November 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  10. ^ "Rashmi Rocket: Taapsee Pannu wraps up Pune schedule, team gives her a surprise". Mid Day. 17 November 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  11. ^ "Taapsee Pannu wraps up shooting for 'Rashmi Rocket'; pens a heart-touching post". The Times of India. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Taapsee Pannu wraps up Rashmi Rocket, says 'this rocket has left us sky bound'". Bollywood Hungama. 26 January 2021. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Rashmi Rocket – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jiosaavn.
  14. ^ Anna MM Vetticad. "Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu's role spotlights modern sport's oppressive notion of womanhood - Entertainment News , Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  15. ^ Ramnath, Nandini. "'Rashmi Rocket' review: A hurdle-free sprint to the finish". Scroll.in. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  16. ^ Rashmi Rocket Review: This one races ahead with powerful performances, retrieved 15 October 2021
  17. ^ "Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu-starrer balances high drama with a rooted story". The Indian Express. 16 October 2021. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  18. ^ "Rashmi Rocket Movie Review: Effective performances push the film comfortably past the finish line". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  19. ^ "Rashmi Rocket review: Taapsee Pannu shines in a melodramatic yet eye-opening story on gender testing". Zee News. 15 October 2021. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  20. ^ Sahu, Sushri (14 October 2021). "'Rashmi Rocket' Review: Abhishek Banerjee Co-Pilots The Sports/Court Drama Led By Taapsee Pannu To Great Heights". Mashable India. Retrieved 18 October 2021.

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