Release Date: July 13, 2018
Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Tapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Danish Husain, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sidharth Shukla, Vijay Raaz, Seema Kaushal, Mahabir Bhullar
Director: Shaad Ali
Genre: Biography, Sport, Drama
Duration: 2 hours 11 minutes
There are many things that make an individual great, and one of these qualities is the ability to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges. Soorma is all about the indomitable human spirit that has the ability to triumph the biggest of challenges. It is a movie that unravels the metal that goes into the making of legends. What is even more notable is the fact that such legends don’t need any superpowers to achieve their goals. They do it with their bare hands, and their hard work and devotion to achieve their goals. Soorma is based on the true story of Sandeep Singh, who was a legendary hockey player. He is known for his remarkable comeback after going through a period of immense pain and suffering.
The movie is set in Shahabad of 1994, a small town where people have big dreams. The movie begins with the story of a young Sandeep Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), who shares a great passion to become a top hockey player. However, Singh’s plans take a backseat after his confrontation with the coach, who turns out to be unusually demanding. But destiny smiles at him again during his teenage years, when he meets another hockey player Harpreet (Tapsee Pannu). Singh falls in love with Harpreet and she becomes his inspiration to pursue hockey with full passion and dedication. Singh has to overcome various challenges to become the legend he was destined to be.
Diljit Dosanjh has already proved his acting skills in his earlier films. His performance in Soorma can be called a notch above, as he successfully captures all the various emotions of the legendary character. Everything from the romantic conversations to the top quality hockey skills, Diljit Dosanjh has effortlessly delivered what was expected of him. Tapsee Pannu has also delivered a good performance in a supporting role. Director Shaad Ali focuses on real-life events and less on drama and theatrics, which lends credibility to the story.
If you want to know what legends are made of, you should certainly watch Soorma. It’s reality that will excite you more than fiction.