Saina Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Saina"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 15 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 26-03-2021
  • Genre: Biopic, Sports
3.5 / 5.0

Saina is a biographical movie scripted and directed by Amole Gupte. The film has dialogues by Amitosh Nagpal. Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Sujay Jairaj and Rashesh Shah produced the film. Piyush Shah cranked the camera and Deepa Bhatia edited the film. Amaal Malik composed the music. Parineeti Chopra plays Saina Nehwal and Manav Kaul plays Parineeti’s coach, Pullela Gopichand. Eshan Naqvi, Meghna Malik, Ankur Vikal, Subhrajyoti Barat, Sameer Bassi and Sharrman Dey are also in the cast.


Saina Nehwal is the daughter of Harvir Singh Nehwal and Usha. She is one of the very few Indian shuttlers, who gained the attention of sports enthusiasts. She is the first Indian woman shuttler to gain the World No 1 ranking and the second Indian shuttler after Prakash Padukone, the first person from India to be ranked the World No 1. Saina’s mother is her first motivator. She made her daughter gain a lot of self-confidence to carry forward her interest in sports. The film deals with Saina’s effort, her ups and downs in her career that molded her well in the sports arena.

Star Performance

Parineeti’s performance is neat and good. The rest of the stars had put in the needed effort.


As we see in “Dangal,” Saina may also have some scenes that had been dramatized. Yet, they are beautiful. Saina’s bonding with her parents, her clash with her coach, her achievements, etc., are shown neatly. The dialogues are motivating. The story is completely about Saina and her rivals are not mentioned in detail. The cinematography is excellent and so does the music. A couple of songs stay in the heart for the music, lyrics and the voice of Shreya Ghoshal. Unlike many biographical movies that are positive, the movie Saina deals with Saina’s complete life, so far without touching the unnecessary portions.

What’s There?

  • Script, screenplay and execution are good
  • The performance of Parineeti is neat
  • Music and cinematography are impressive

What’s Not There?

  • Some minor flaws do exist


Saina is a neat biographical film, while compared with others. Parineeti and the director’s efforts are appreciable. Saina is definitely a one-time watch!

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