It seems, however, that the film has found fans amongst the film industry and the reason is none other than Sushant, who has been receiving praise from many notable personalities.
Tamil superstar Suriya Sivakumar, who is busy shooting for Singam 3 caught a show of the biopic and was 'spellbound' by Sushant's performance:
But he wasn't the only one who couldn't spot a difference Sushant and Dhoni himself. Actress Kriti Sanon, filmmakers Milap Zaveri and Shirish Kunder, screenwriter Niranjan Iyengar echoed the sentiment:
Actor Madhavan loved the performance as well:
@itsSSR you are fantasticccccc bro.. made an immortal man even more immortal... hats off and love you bro.a thousand hugsloveddddd the film.? Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) September 30, 2016
Telugu star Nithiin urged everyone to watch the film:
M.S.DHONI.. Loved The Film!! Go For It!!!? nithiin (@actor_nithiin) September 30, 2016
Sushant's Kai Po Che gang was behind him:
Punjabi star Gippy Grewal sent his love:
Hero stars Sooraj Pancholi and Athiya Shetty were all praises:
Nimrat Kaur, Ayushmann Khurrana, filmmakers Homi Adajania and Kunal Kohli, Masaan actor Vicky Kaushal, and Dilwale actor Varun Sharma felt inspired:
Now I want to see the untold story of @itsSSR 's prep to become Dhoni. What an incredible portrayal. Really inspiring!? Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) September 30, 2016
Musician Amaal Mallik thought Sushant 'killed it':
And there was love from home:
@itsSSR i have no words for you. Live your moment my dhoni time to relax and see your hardwork getting appreciated? disha patani (@DishPatani) September 30, 2016
Directed by Neeraj Pandey, M S Dhoni: The Untold Story hit theatres this Friday. It also stars Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher and Bhumika Chawla.