Soorma Cast & Crew:
BannerSony Pictures Networks India, C.S. Films
Release Date13 Jul 2018
ProducerSony Pictures Networks Productions, Deepak Singh, Chitrangda Singh,
Star CastDiljit Dosanjh
ScreenplaySuyash Trivedi, Shaad Ali, Siva Ananth,
Verdict : Soorma salutes the former Hockey caption Sandeep Singh.
Soorma is a story of a hero who turned out to be a player in making not for the country. Directed by Shaad Ali the film is about determination and hard work that goes into achieving a goal no matter if it is love or becoming the best drag flicker of the world.
While Sandeep Singh the former captain of the Indian Hockey team is the star of the film, Soorma is narrated by Harpreet Kaur his love and inspiration. The story begins with Taapsee's voice over as Harpreet Kaur reminding the audience who is and who the story is about. Not diving too much into Sandeep's childhood the story quickly lets us know almost everyone in Shahabad, Haryana, aspirises to play for the Indian hockey team.
Sandeep who hated training under his coach decides to quit because of his abusive behaviour and spend his free time on the family farm. Years later he comes back to the same coach merely because he wishes to spend more time with striking hockey player Harpreet Kaur.
Diljit Dosanjh plays the star of each match and the film as throughout without missing a beat while Taapsee hand in hand makes an impact on the story. The film manages to give moments of glory to all the supporting characters from Angad Bedi as the supportive older brother Vikram to Vijay Raaz as the Bihari coach.
With humour supporting the heartwarming scenes the script keeps you engaged till the end, when we get to see the real life hero, Sandeep Singh receiving the Arjuna Award from the President of the India in 2010.
Soorma tells the story of the international hockey player Sandeep Singh, played by Diljit Dosanjh, who was paralyzed and used a wheelchair for two years after an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006.The film’s tagline is “The Greatest Comeback Story of the Hockey Legend Sandeep Singh”. Fighting against all odds, Sandeep got back on his feet and made a comeback to international hockey in 2008. India won the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup under his captaincy and went on to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.