Captain Review : An admiration to VP Sathyan Sir
Sporting biopics are the current flavour of Indian cinema. Movies on sports personalities are being churned one after another, especially in Bollywood. However, in a regional industry like Malayalam, sports biopics or for that matter even biopics are a rarity. Jayasurya’s latest film ‘Captain’ is one such rare film. The movie directed by debutant Prajesh Sen is inspired from the real life of late footballer VP Sathyan who led the Indian team from 1991 to 1995. Let’s take a look at how Captain has turned out to be. Captain Review : An admiration to VP Sathyan Sir.
Captain is not just another rags to riches story that we usually associate with movies based on sporting icons. It is actually a poignant story of a fallen hero who succumbed to his undying passion for football. The narrative goes backs and forth travelling through different timelines. Rather than celebrating Sathyan’s victories, the movie showcases his failures and desperation to not let the long-standing injury ruin his football career. Eventually, the agony of being unable to play the game any further slips Sathyan into a state of depression.