Leading Tamil actor Dhanush is all praise for acclaimed Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, whose debut film in Hindi, Jhund, starring legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan is releasing in theatres this Friday (March 4). The two-time National Award-winning Tamil actor recently watched the sports drama calling it a "masterpiece" and added that Amitabh, with whom he had worked before in Shamitabh, was "outstanding". T-Series, who have produced Jhund in collaboration with Tandav Films, are promoting the film extensively and have now shared Dhanush's reaction after a private screening. 

In his review, Dhanush said, "I don’t know where to start. Mind-blown, simply mind-blown. Nagraj Manjule is a voice to be heard. I can say a thousand technical things about this film that it’s brilliant, it’s about the emotion that triumphs over everything else. It is an experience that everyone should go through. It is a masterpiece and it is going to make a lot of heads turn. I am very happy to have watched this film, and witnessed this magic. All the children in this film have stolen my heart. Of course, Amit ji has done outstanding work, and I am so happy for the entire team." Dhanush is the latest celebrity to shower praises on Nagraj Manjule's Jhund after Aamir Khan had earlier shared his thoughts after a private screening of the film. He said, "It has happened for the first time that a film has received a standing ovation during a private screening. I don't have words to say. The way you have captured the emotions of girls and boys of India, it's unbelievable. The way the children have worked is unbelievable". 

Jhund is a biographical sports drama and has Amitabh Bachchan playing the role of Nagpur-based sports teacher Vijay Barse, who pioneered a slum soccer movement. Apart from Big B, the film's star cast also includes Akash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru in pivotal roles.

As for Dhanush, his upcoming film lineup includes Maaran headed for a direct OTT release on Disney+ Hotstar on March 11, followed by his in-development projects like Naane Varuven with his brother Selvaraghavan, Sun Pictures' Thiruchitrambalam, a Tamil-Telugu venture with Sekhar Kammula and another bilingual titled Vaathi / Sir, and the Netflix biggie The Gray Man, which also stars Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. 

Watch Dhanush's reaction after watching Amitabh Bachchan's Jhund below: