Soorma trailer has Diljit Dosanjh playing hockey player Sandeep Singh and how he fought all odds to win gold for India. Taapsee Pannu plays a hockey player in the film.
Many would remember him as the man who brought India gold at the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup tournament after 13 long years. A few may even remember his backstory. For the rest of us, the story of India’s most fierce drag flicker, Sandeep Singh, is all set to come alive with Diljit Dosanjh-starter Soorma on the big screen soon.
Soorma trailer came out on Monday and shared Sandeep’s journey during the important milestones of his life. However, there were moments when the love story of Diljit and Taapsee Pannu, who plays a hockey player too, appeared to be taking over the narrative.
Sandeep is regarded as the most impressive drag-flickers of all time with drag speed of over 145 km/hr, which led to his nickname, ‘Flicker Singh’. In the Soorma trailer, it is not hockey but Taapsee’s character who catches Diljit’s fancy. He joins hockey practice for her sake, only to be thrown out soon as he isn’t dedicated to the sport.
How he falls in love with the sport, gets to play for his own country and loses it all when he is paralyzed after being shot forms an important part of the film. Refusing to let the tragedy define his life, Sandeep bounces back and writes his own success story.
Check out the trailer here:
Talking about essaying the role of Sandeep Singh, Diljit had earlier said in a press statement, “I feel proud to be part of Soorma, a biopic made on Sandeep Singh. Sandeep has never failed to make India proud, be it on the field or off it, he keeps setting the benchmark higher.
I knew that he was the captain but didn’t know he was shot in his back. When I started playing hockey, I realized the entire game relies on your back- you have to bend to play it. So the pressure is double. What I didn’t know was, how a man who was shot, stood up, recovered and made a world record.”
Soorma is produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh, and Deepak Singh which will release on July 13.