Javed Akhtar is full of praise for ‘Chandu Champion’

Says it’s another feather in director Kabir Khan’s cap

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Indian screenwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar (Photo by AFP)
Indian screenwriter, lyricist and poet Javed Akhtar (Photo by AFP)

Published: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 12:40 PM

Last updated: Tue 18 Jun 2024, 12:42 PM

Kartik Aaryan’s new movie, Chandu Champion, is receiving rave reviews; the latest is by screenwriter and lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Recently posted on X, formerly Twitter: “Watched Chandu Champion. Who would have believed it if it not would have been a 100% true story .particularly enjoyed the 2nd half. Another feather in Kabir khan’s cap . Kartik is a delightful surprise in a dramatic role . Vijay Raaz is brilliant. Cinematographer Sudeep Chatterji’ s work is mind blowing . My hats off to the editor.”


The Kabir Khan-directed film is based on the life story of Murlikant Petkar, who overcame a number of odds to become India’s first Paralympic gold medallist in freestyle swimming.

The movie is currently running in UAE theatres.


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