- 2 hr 2 min
Kushti is a 2010 Hindi-language sports comedy-drama film that tells the story of a small-town boy named Mahavir Singh who dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. The film stars Rajpal Naurang Yadav, Nargis Bagheri, and Om Puri in lead roles. Mahavir Singh (Rajpal Yadav) is a simpleton living in a small village of Haryana with his mother, sister, and a brother-in-law. He is a passionate wrestler who loves to participate in local wrestling competitions. But, he is always defeated due to his small size and lack of proper training. One day, a group of wrestlers who are recruiting potential talent for professional wrestling come to his village. They are impressed with Mahavir's passion and ask him to come to Mumbai to join their wrestling academy. It's not easy for Mahavir to leave his family and go to a big city like Mumbai, but his mother and sister encourage him to chase his dream. In Mumbai, he meets a bubbly girl named Laadli (Nargis Bagheri) who is an aspiring wrestler herself. Laadli is impressed by Mahavir's passion for wrestling and they soon become good friends. Together, they start training under an experienced coach, played by Om Puri. The coach, who is a former wrestler himself, takes Mahavir and Laadli under his wing and trains them to become professional wrestlers. Mahavir, Laadli, and the rest of the wrestling students have to face many challenges and obstacles on their journey to becoming professional wrestlers. They have to deal with tough coaches, strict training schedules, and intense competition from other wrestlers. Mahavir, in particular, struggles with his self-doubt and lack of confidence. But, he never gives up and keeps pushing himself to become a better wrestler. As they train for the biggest wrestling competition of the year, Mahavir and Laadli's friendship deepens and they realize their true feelings for each other. But, their romance is tested when they have to compete against each other in the final round of the competition. Kushti is a heartwarming story of a small-town boy's journey to achieve his dreams against all odds. The film is a tribute to the spirit of wrestling and the passion and dedication that goes into becoming a professional wrestler. The performances by Rajpal Yadav, Nargis Bagheri, and Om Puri are excellent and bring out the nuances of their respective characters. The cinematography is stunning, capturing the beauty of rural Haryana and the chaos of Mumbai city. The music is also a highlight of the film, with catchy songs that add to the film's upbeat and lively tone. Overall, Kushti is a must-watch film for anyone who loves sports movies and wants to see a heartwarming story of a small-town hero who never gives up on his dreams. The film will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to chase your own dreams, no matter how big or small they may be.