Toolsidas Junior

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Toolsidas Junior
Toolsidas Junior Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMridul Mahendra
Written byMridul Mahendra
Screenplay byMridul Mahendra
Ashutosh Gowariker
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Krishan Kumar
Ashutosh Gowariker
Sunita Gowariker
CinematographyKamaljeet Negi
Edited byChandrashekhar Prajapati
Music byDaniel B.George
Ashutosh Gowariker Productions
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 21 May 2022 (2022-05-21)

Toolsidas Junior is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age sports film written and directed by Mridul Mahendra, who based it on his own life and childhood. Produced jointly by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar under T-Series Films along with Sunita Gowariker and co-screenwriter Ashutosh Gowariker in his first production-only venture under Ashutosh Gowariker Productions, the film stars Sanjay Dutt, Rajiv Kapoor, Dalip Tahil and debutante Varun Buddhadev in the lead roles, marking Kapoor's final and posthumous release following his death in February 2021, while Ankur Vikal, Chinmai Chandrashuh, Tasveer Kamil and Sara Arjun play supporting roles.[1][2]

Toolsidas Junior was initially scheduled to release in cinemas on 4 March 2022.[3] Eventually, it was released on television and digital platforms.[4] At the 68th National Film Awards, it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, and Buddhadev was awarded the National Jury Award — Special Mention.


When Toolsidas, an ace snooker player, who 'only plays for his son', loses an important tournament to arch-rival Jimmy Tandon, his son Mridul Toolsidas aka Midi decides to fulfill his father's dream. Along this journey, guidance comes from the most unlikely source - former snooker national level ex champion Mohammad Salaam, who now trains lowly players.


  • Sanjay Dutt[5] as Mohammed Salaam a.k.a. Salaam Bhai
  • Rajiv Kapoor[5] as Toolsidas
  • Dalip Tahil as Jimmy Tandon
  • Varun Buddhadev as Mridul "Midi" Toolsidas / Toolsidas Jr.
  • Chinmai Chandrashuh as Goti Toolsidas, Midi's elder brother
  • Tasveer Kamil as Mrs. Toolsidas
  • Ankur Vikal as K. K. Burman, professional snooker player
  • Sara Arjun as Pia, Midi's friend


Due to its non-starter status at the box office, Toolsidas Junior had a direct-to-television world release, a rare instance at the time, on Sony Max, premiering on 23 May 2022. On 25 May 2022, just two days after its television premiere, the film was made available for streaming on Netflix.[6]


The film has only one song, composed by Daniel B. George, who also wrote the background score. Titled "Udd Chala", the song is sung by Sachet Tandon and Ujjwal Kashyap, with lyrics by Swanand Kirkire.

Track listing
1."Udd Chala"Sachet Tandon, Ujjwal Kashyap2:34


  1. ^ Toolsidas Junior Movie: Showtimes, Review, Trailer, Posters, News & Videos | eTimes, retrieved 19 February 2022
  2. ^ "Family members including Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor attend screening of Rajiv Kapoor's last film". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Sanjay Dutt, Rajiv Kapoor's 'Toolsidas Junior' release date locked - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Toolsidas Junior Movie Ott Release Date Netflix, Disney Hotstar, Amazon Prime". 27 February 2022. Retrieved 23 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Sanjay Dutt and Rajiv Kapoor to star in Toolsidas Junior". The Indian Express. 11 December 2020. Retrieved 19 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Toolsidas Junior trailer: Sanjay Dutt turns snooker coach in Rajiv Kapoor's final film. Watch". Hindustan Times. 19 February 2022. Retrieved 19 February 2022.

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