Inspiring story of legendary hockey player Sandeep Singh is on the silver platter. Soorma, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu, has finally hit theatres on July 13.
It is a biopic on former Hockey player, Sandeep Singh also known as Flicker Singh, who was paralyzed waist-down after he was hit by a bullet in the train on his way to join the Indian team leaving for Hockey World Cup in 2006. It took him two years to recover fully and he returned to the game deadlier than before in 2008.
The film shows how a man who was shot, stood up, recovered and made a world record. It was shameful, but we didn’t know. It covers 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup victory and Olympics 2012 qualification under his captaincy.
Soorma also features Taapsee Pannu, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Angad Bedi in important roles. The music is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
Soorma is produced by Chitrangada Singh and it is directed by Shaad Ali.
While promoting the movie, Dosanjh visited Sandeep’s hometown, Shahabad in Haryana where former hockey star’s father gifted his son’s personal hockey stick to the singer-cum-actor. Dosanjh took to his Instagram to share the news.
He wrote, “#Soorma 13th July Es Ke Layek Toh Nahi Mai Lekin Maa Ka PYAR TON NALAYEK BACHE KE LIYE BHI SAME HOTA HAI. (I don’t deserve this but parents love all of their children.) Thx @sandeep_rebirth Bhaji & FAMILY.”