The Punjabi singing sensation Diljit Dosanjh’s who plays the hockey legend Sandeep Singh in the sports biopic movie Soorma’s trailer is out now. The biographical film is based on the hockey player Sandeep Singh and his hardships and struggles.
‘The Greatest Comeback Story of the Hockey Legend Sandeep Singh’ is the film’s tagline so the focal point of the movie will be how the ace hockey player got paralyzed and used a wheelchair for two years after an accidental gunshot injury in 2006. It will feature how the player the player fighting against all odds not only recovered from the serious injury and got back on his feet making a comeback to international hockey in 2008 leading India to win the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and then went on to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.
The trailer shows Sandeep’s life from his childhood and his disinterest in the game of stick and ball but all changes when a certain someone, Tapsee Pannu enters his life who is a hockey player herself. Starting late to learn the game he is met with a harsh reality, but he trains hard, seeing his training routine and the music used the viewers could get the “Salman Khan’s Sultan” vibe when he was training to be a wrestler. The soundtracks and music used in the trailer is good and the games and practices he does on and off the turf is well captured by the camera i.e. good cinematography.
Halfway through the trailer we see the ill-fated injury that ruled Sandeep out of the India’s national team. And then begins his uphill battle which will be an epic story to witness on the big screens once the film releases next month in July.
The film is written and directed by Shaad Ali and it is produced by Sony Pictures Network India. The film itself is set to release on 13th July 2018. Diljit Dosanjh and Tapsee Pannu are playing as leads in the film, the biopic will also feature Chitrangada Singh and Angad Bedi. The music of the film is composed by the legendary trio Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy who have won multiple awards and have worked on more than 50 projects together while the lyrics of the songs are written by the industry veteran Gulzar who holds multiple national and international awards including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Academy Award and a Grammy Award.
“What I knew was it was a hockey film and there were already a lot of sports films being made and I thought it was better to stay away from the genre. I told them, ‘I would do anything else for you guys for free but not this.’ Then they asked me to hear the script once. After listening to the script, I realised I was stupid to have said no to the film,” Diljit said during an interview with PTI who earlier had declined the offer to play the role but after hearing the script he accepted the role.
Watch the Trailer of Soorma here: