A journey of heartbreak tragedy and triumph, Soorma, based on a real story is worthy of a filmic telling

Based on the real life story of ex-captain of the Indian hockey team, Sandeep Singh, Soorma is a biopic about a man who fought all odds like a warrior. Talkietive Reviews brings you the five good things that stand out in the movie

Based on the real life story of ex-captain of the Indian hockey team, Sandeep Singh, Soorma is a biopic about a man who fought all odds like a warrior. Talkietive Reviews brings you the five good things that stand out in the movie

1) The Warrior Player: The movie is a biopic on the life of Sandeep Singh, an Arjun awardee and the ex-captain of the Indian hockey team. Singh, famously known as Flicker Singh is a true blue warrior who fought not only the obstacles on the hockey field but battled and defeated the paralysis that had set in after a tragic accident. Considering that a lot of people are not aware of the dramatic turn of events in Singh's life, it is likely to surprise and impress the audience.

2) Producer with a Passion: With Soorma, actress Chitrangada Singh with critically acclaimed films like Hazaaron Khwahishein Aisi and Yeh Saadi Zindagi, has stepped into a producer's shoes for the first time. Credit goes to her for identifying and presenting the player's much neglected story of heroism to the audience.The actress met Sandeep Singh a few years ago through a mutual friend and was impressed with his Phoenix like comeback to the Indian hockey team. Certain that his story would strike a chord with the audience, she did not give up despite the early rejections she faced because it did not involve a cricketer.

3) Superstar Performer: Diljit Dosanjh, a popular actor and singer in his own right with films like Udta Punjab, Phillauri and several Punjabi films in his resume, aces the role of Sandeep Singh with confidence. He handles it lightly with mischievousness and innocence skipping the larger-than -life melodrama common to filmi biopics. There was a buzz long before the film went on floors that Ranveer Singh was being considered for the lead role. But Flicker Singh was more than happy with the makers' choice of actor as he felt that only Dosanjh could have pulled out his role with finesse. And Dosanjh certainly lived up to the expectations. As an emotional gesture, Sandeep Singh's father even gifted his son's hockey stick to the actor.

4) Pillars of Support: From Angad Bedi's role as a caring brother to Danish Husain's role as the vindictive coach Kartar Singh and Vijay Raaz as coach Harry, the good blend of characters of different shades makes the film endearing. Taapsee Pannu who plays Diljit Dosanjh's love interest too stands out in her role of a small-town girl.

5) Folk Music, Punjabi Style: The music composed by the trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has a strong element of Punjabi folk music with lyrics penned by Gulzar. Of all the songs in the movie, the Soorma Anthem sung by Shankar Mahadevan, with its warrior-chant like feel, stands out. Ishq di Baajiyan and Pardesiya are romantic songs sung by Diljit Dosanjh himself giving the audience enough to hum about.

This review originally appeared on www.talkietive.in

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