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Preview: Soorma – The Greatest Comeback Story of the Hockey Legend Sandeep Singh, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu hits the theatres today.
This week sees the release of another biopic of the Hockey Legend Sandeep Singh, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu, but in a positive way that should bring pride and happiness in whatever it showcases.
So is it Chak De time? Let’s Find Out.
Soorma is an inspiring true story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after an unfortunate, freak accident through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport. Don’t Let This Story Pass!
Directed by – Shaad Ali
Based on – Biography/Former Hockey captain
Why Sandeep Singh – Courage unmatched and will fit the bill.
Running Time -2 Hours 11 minutes.
Budget – 32 crore approx
IMDb – Not even rated
YouTube hits – 14 million
Buzz – Average
Watchable – Worth a try.
Critic’s Take – Positive.
A biopic on Former Indian HOCKEY PLAYER and Drag-flicker (Penalty corner specialist) SANDEEP SINGH.
Why On Sandeep?
He suffered a near death and almost paralysis experience despite no fault of his, and how he made a come back is what HEROES are made of and become role models. Rest better see the movie.
DIRECTED BY – SHAAD ALI
Who is Shaad Ali?
Once a new kid on the block who started with a hit then downhill and in pits, with SAATHIYA (2002) he showed great promise. BUNTY AUR BABLI (2005) his next venture was also not bad.
Then three critically and commercially unwatchable flicks came;
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007)
Kill Dill (2014)
Ok Jaanu (2017)
WRITERS – Shaad Ali, Siva Ananth, Suyush Trivedi.
Hope they are not partners in crime but writing is sublime.
CAST- Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Danish Husain, Pitobash, Harry Tangri.
Also so refreshing to see the voice of all seasons Vijay Raaz and the veteran Kulbhushan Kharbanda after a long time.
What to expect?
If last few are the criteria then nothing special is expected from the director and his team.
Hope is a ‘Tope’, But if one has talent then anything can happen and Shaad is not bad and can strike back 14 Saal Baad this Friday will tell?
BUZZ – YouTube hits have made an impact and so have the songs which have had a connect.
Publicity has been made at the apt places like in sporting events, so the right audience has been targeted.
SHOULD YOU WATCH IT? YES. Definitely, because it’s unlike the so-called biopics of late and is truly real and brings to limelight the almost life and career-ending trauma and how one rises above it shines on the world stage with courage and grace.