‘Chandu Champion’ Movie Review: True Story of India’s 1st Paralympic Gold Medalist

‘Chandu Champion’ Movie Review: True Story of India’s 1st Paralympic Gold Medalist: Kartik Aaryan’s most awaited film ‘Chandu Champion’ was released in theatres yesterday (14 June). The story of the film is based on the life of the country’s first Paralympic gold medalist Muralikant Petkar.

‘Chandu Champion’ Movie Review

The film’s director Kabir Khan had organised a special screening of the film a day earlier, those who saw the film then are not tired of praising it and even today the film’s shows have started in the theatres since morning. Some people have called it the best film of the year 2024. Critics are giving it a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

It is being said that Karthik Aryan has played the character of Muralikant Petkar very well. Directed by Kabir Khan, this film is a biographical sports drama, which shows both the victories and failures of Murali.

Movie name

Chandu Champion

Directed by

Kabir Khan

Written by

Sumit Arora, Kabir Khan, Rohit Shukre



Produced by

Sajid Nadiadwala


Kartik Aaryan, Shraddha Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Bhuvan Arora, Adonis Kapsalis

Music by


Cinematography by


Edited by


Production company

Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment

Presented by


Distributed by


Release date

June 14, 2024







Chandu Champion Cast

  • Katrina Kaif
  • Shraddha Kapoor
  • Kartik Aaryan as Murlikant Petkar
  • Vijay Raaz as Coach
  • Manoj Anand as Indian Diplomat
  • Adonis Kapsalis as Carlos Pedroza
  • Bhuvan Arora
  • Stuart Whelan as Boxing fan
  • Palak Lalwani
  • Daniel Eghan as Indian Army General Hari Singh
  • Bharat Mistri as Indian Army General B.N. Chaudhri
  • Sonia Goswami as Swimming Spectator
  • Ed Robinson as French Commentator
  • Himanshu Jaykar
  • Antti Hakala as German Race Starter
  • Aniruddh Dave as Jagannath Petkar
  • David Chrisman as Jim McKay
  • Mike Kelson as Sultan’s coach
  • Vinita Sharma as an Indian Diplomat
  • Christian PK Reeve as Extra (Athlete)
  • Ritchi Edwards as Runner 4
  • John Polivka as an Italian Military Officer
  • Shahan Chaudhry as a Swimming Spectator
  • Sandeep Choudhary as Swimming Spectator
  • Ema Ekaete as Swimming Spectator
  • Lee River as Swimming referee
  • Kento Yoshioka as Toshio Sato
  • Dan A. Sultan as Tt Player 1
  • Preeti Malhotra as Indian Diplomat
  • Bogumila Bubiak as Swimming Spectator
  • Harsha Mistri as Indian Diplomat
  • Michael McKenzie as Jean Bouchard
  • Kevin Tran as Tokyo Police
  • Valeria Kosmidis as Olympic Referee
  • Alienna Nova as Referee
  • Usman Mir as Luttif Afif
  • Elena Skryabina as Swimming Spectator
  • Irina Svecova as Swimming Spectator
  • Ludovic Gautherin as Bulgarian Boxer
  • Elle Jones as Indian Diplomat
  • Gheorghe Schitan as Police Officer (extra)
  • Olga Alexan as Swimming Spectator
  • Jyoti Sharma as an Indian Diplomat
  • Sumana Bhattacharyya as an Indian Diplomat
  • Jean Luc Fontaine as New Zealand Coach

Story  of Chandu Champion

The film begins with an old Murali, who is sitting in a police station and telling the story of his good times to some policemen. He tells them why even today, 40 years later, he deserves to receive the Arjuna Award from the government. The story goes into flashback and from there begins Murali’s life. How a boy born in a small village in Maharashtra wants to win an Olympic gold medal for India since childhood. He is a fan of Dara Singh and for this he learns wrestling. He takes boxing training in the army and then becomes the ‘Wonder Boy from India’. Every aspect of Muralikant Petkar’s story has been shown in this film.

How is Kartik Aaryan’s acting?

Although Kartik Aaryan always plays his role very well, but for this film, his hard work is clearly visible in his transformation and other things. To play the character of Murlikant Petkar, Kartik has worked a lot on his expressions and body language and his hard work has paid off, the audience is liking him a lot in the film.

Kabir Khan’s Direction

The direction of the film is also amazing

Kabir Khan has done a very good job in directing this film. The boxing ring scenes and war sequences in the film have been done very well. Along with this, the cinematography is also amazing. The story of the film is shown to be about 50 to 60 years old and the makers have been successful in showing it real on screen. The duration of the film is 2 hours 23 minutes, which could have been less.

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