Soorma movie review and release highlights: Bollywood loves biopics. After Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju, a biopic on controversial Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, we are getting Soorma, a film on legendary Indian hockey player Sandeep Singh. Sandeep, played by Diljit Dosanjh in Soorma, was hit by a stray bullet while travelling in Shatabdi Express and was paralysed. However, he made a comeback to the Indian Hockey team after two years.
Under Sandeep’s captaincy, India went on to win the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and even qualified for the 2012 Olympics.
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Directed by Shaad Ali, Soorma also stars Angad Bedi, Taapsee Pannu and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
#Soorma is a solid film and tells the story of Arjuna Award winner #SandeepSingh with inmense grace and dignity. @diljitdosanjh @Imangadbedi are brilliant in the film and their bond is beautiful to watch. #ShaadAli all the best sir… super job done…
— Shashank khaitan (@ShashankKhaitan) July 13, 2018
Taapsee Pannu told indianexpress.com, “I consider myself a sports enthusiast. When I was told about Sandeep Singh’s accident and his comeback as the captain of Indian hockey team, I felt guilty that I did not know of this. And the only way I thought I could redeem myself from this guilt is by doing this film and letting the world see what true sportsman spirit is.”
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“Watchudoing today?Go watch #Soorma.An unexpectedly warm, moving film about human triumph and family.Thanks for this one @shaadesh, @SnehaRajani ! You have a lifelong fan in me @diljitdosanjh 🙏 and amazing work by @taapsee @Imangadbedi #SatishKaushik and the rocking #vijayraaz,” Richa Chadha said via Twitter.
Nikhil Dwivedi tweeted, “Once in a while comes a film that overwhelms you. #Soorma is that film. I don’t know how to define it. Is it a Sports film? Or the triumph of human spirit? That it’s a true story of a Lion called #SandeepSingh makes it even more euphoric. Or is it a Love Story? Or is it a tale of two brothers, their selfless love sans any rivalry, envy or jealousy, their sheer sacrifice!! #ShaadAli u ve made ur finest yet. heartening tht u chose ths as ur next. Ths ll become ur signature film for a long time to come. @SnehaRajani ur choices r defining u. Rarely do I express myself so freely & so much. #Soorma compels me to do so. Everyone of you, go watch it & make it earn tonnes of money. Because I will be heartbroken if this one doesn’t!! And @Imangadbedi you are so important to the film & you know it. This is a film you will always be proud of! Well done! That you ve given it your heart and soul to this one is evident. Immensely happy for you. #Soorma.”
Vivek Anand Oberoi shared on Twitter: “Best of luck to the super talented team of @diljitdosanjh @taapsee & my brothers @Imangadbedi @shaadesh for the release of #Soorma. Congrats @SnehaRajani the film is looking awesome! @shaadesh meri jaan hope you guys ‘score’ big with this one!”
Film trade analyst Girish Johar told indianexpress.com, “Soorma will open with a collection of Rs 2.5-3 crore. It might grow with a positive word of mouth on the evening shows on Friday and Saturday. By the end of its first weekend, the film will earn Rs 10-12 crore.”
Sharad Kelkar posted on Twitter: “#soorma an inspiring true story, loved the simplicity of characters and @diljitdosanjh and @Imangadbedi bro u guys are fab! Congratulations @IChitrangda @SnehaRajani @sonypicsprodns #shaadali and @imvijayraaz sir im ur fan #SandeepSingh”
#soorma releases today. It’s yours to watch.. to love and support. Go and see the rebirth of @flickersingh Sandeep Singh.. and an honest and endearing portrayal of my Dosanjhwala who I love..my soul brother.@diljitdosanjh waheguruji ka khalsa pic.twitter.com/14RNbYrK2S
— ANGAD BEDI! (@Imangadbedi) July 13, 2018
Diljit Dosanjh as Sandeep Singh is spot on. And that is the film’s biggest triumph. Whenever Dosanjh is on screen, we are with him, as he goes through Singh’s arc—the struggle to please a vicious bully of a local coach (Hussain) who gets his jollies from beating up young players, the falling in love with the bright-eyed Harpreet ( Pannu), who is an equal dab hand with the stick and who wants to play for India as much as he does, the shocking incident on a train which leads him to paralysis, and the tough, painful journey back to the field.
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Mukkabaaz actor Vineet Singh said, “I am proud that he is my friend. His life journey is so inspiring. He is real life hero . I am waiting to watch his biopic #soorma. My best wishes and lots of love my dear brother Sandeep Singh @flickersingh”
“It was pleasant surprise to watch #soorma such an emotional n inspiring film on super hockey player Sandeep singh who fought with his destiny n God to achieve his goal with super performances n story Congratulations Entire team for this lovely film 👍,” Subhash Ghai said via Twitter.
Comebacks are never easy and in #soorma you visually see it in a beautiful way . Great direction by #shaadali and an absolutely honest performance by @diljitdosanjh and @Imangadbedi you have made a mark for yourself. pic.twitter.com/asK9cZcznv
— zaheer khan (@ImZaheer) July 12, 2018
In an interview with indianexpress.com, Sandeep Singh said, “I was sitting with an Indian hockey player and the TTE of Indian Railways. Suddenly we hear a sound similar to a bomb blast and the next moment I feel as if a hot iron rod was inserted into my back. With blackness surrounding my eyes, I hear a voice saying ‘Merse goli chal gayi hai’ (I have mistakenly fired a gunshot). After a while, my body gradually starts getting numb and I cannot move my legs. The train is made to stop at the Kurukshetra railway station and I was carried on a stretcher which is used to remove dead bodies from the railway track. This is when I told myself, ‘I don’t want to die’”.
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“Sandeep paaji is a Soorma in the true sense. The story of his life and his comeback is the one which I haven’t ever heard or read anywhere. He is a living legend,” Diljit Dosanjh told indianexpress.com.
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Karan Johar tweeted, “The performances of #Soorma are supreme! @diljitdosanjh is absolutely brilliant as #sandeepsingh ! What an incredible actor!!! @Imangadbedi is superb!!!! Solid, soulful and full of heart ! He delivers his best yet! @tapseepannu is always a pleasure to watch!”
Divya Dutta shared on Twitter: “#soorma is an amazingly inspiring film!! Taut script, nuanced.. emotional as well as breezy.. this one is a must watch!!! Congrats @SnehaRajani @shaadesh @IChitrangda !! It is beautiful… and @diljitdosanjh you are so so endearing.@Imangadbedi @tapseepannu , so sincere!”
#WATCH | Here’s what @sachin_rt had to say about #Soorma @flickersingh @DiljitDosanjh @Taapsee @Imangadbedi @sonypicsprodns @SnehaRajani @IChitrangda @thecsfilms pic.twitter.com/UZS91DM6aP
— IE entertainment (@ieEntertainment) July 12, 2018
Sachin Tendulkar wrote on Twitter: “A real story portrayed beautifully on reel. @flickersingh’s determination to play for India is truly commendable, enjoyed watching #Soorma a lot. My best wishes to the entire cast and crew. @imangadbedi @diljitdosanjh @taapsee”
Shabana Azmi posted on Twitter: “What a heartwarming film #Soorma is. @shaadesh tells the beautiful story with warmth and sensitivity @DiljitDosanjh is heartbreakingly sincere @Imangadbedi endearing.Ably supported by @taapsee and @satishkaushik2 @flickersingh @sneharajani you have a winner. Go watch it”
Soorma is a biopic on former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh. Also known as Flicker Singh, Sandeep was paralysed for two years after being shot at and seriously injured on a train. However, his determination brought him back to the hockey field.