Soorma tells the story of the international hockey player Sandeep Singh, played by Diljit Dosanjh, who was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound 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.
The trailer of the upcoming biopic Soorma, based on the life of Hockey legend Sandeep Singh, released on 11 June. Starring Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi, the film takes us through the journey of Sandeep Singh’s life, which was full of challenges — both on and off ground.
The trailer begins with Singh’s childhood, where he decides not to step onto the hockey field after being bullied by the coach. He then develops a liking for the sport after he sets his eyes on a female Hockey player Harpreet. Singh is shown to be completely smitten by Harpreet and thus begins the journey of an emerging sportsman who is driven to the sport by the love of a woman.
With time, he is made to realise that if he needs to be a sportsman of some calibre, Singh needs to make it to the Indian Hockey Team, which he eventually does. And just when everything seems picture perfect, Singh gets a massive injury. While returning from a tournament, he is shot at the back, which makes him paralysed below the abdomen.
Soorma essays this journey from low to high in the life of Singh. How an abandoned sportsman revives his career to become a sporting legend through sheer determination, hard work and an undying desire to make his nation proud.
Dosanjh breathes life to the character of Sandeep Singh. Dosanjh is set to deliver what could be called his career-best performance. Pannu, on the other hand, looks equally promising as a national-level sportswoman. Bedi essays the role of Singh’s brother Bikramjeet Singh.
Directed and written by Shaad Ali. Soorma also stars Vijay Raaz and Kulbhushan Kharbanda. The music of the film is composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Lyrics are penned by Gulzar. Also Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh.
Soorma is slated to hit the screens on 13 July.