Bhubaneswar: Trailer of the much-awaited sports drama ‘Rashmi Rocket’ is out. Actress Taapsee Pannu who plays the role of a Gujarati athlete called ‘Rashmi’ in the film undergoes gender test and on basis of the test reports, she was banned from participating in athletic events.
Subsequently Rashmi fights back, and challenges the archaic law of gender test. She appealed in the court and the justice was delivered.
Directed by Akarsh Khurana, ‘Rashmi Rocket’ will be released on ZEE5. The premiere is scheduled to be on October 15.
Even though the trailer of ‘Rashmi Rocket’ says the movie is inspired by the struggle of several female athletes, the gender test of a female athlete reminds us the story of ace Sprinter from Odisha, Dutee Chand who was also subjected to gender tests.
In 2014, Chand was banned from participating in female athletic events because of high testosterone levels in her body. Later Dutee moved the Court of Arbitration for Sports and won the case.
The movie has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Neha Anand and Pranjal Khandhdiya.
While Taapsee Pannu plays the role of a fast runner in ‘Rashmi Rocket’, Priyanshu Painyuli plays the role of her husband. Abhishek Banerjee plays the role of Taapsee’s lawyer and Supriya Pathak as her mother.
The story was written by Nanda Periyasamy, Aniruddha Guha and Kanika Dhillion.