Genre: Biography, Sport
Duration: 140 Minutes
India Release Date: 13-JUL-2018
Pick-D-Flick Rating: 3 on 5
Soorma is the story of the triumph of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after facing a near death experience through sheer determination, hard work and unrelenting passion for the sport.
Soorma (meaning Warrior) is biopic based on Sandeep Singh (former captain of the Indian hockey team and known to be one of the fastest drag flickers of the world). Film is directed by Shaad Ali and produced by Chintrangada Singh. Film has Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi in pivotal roles. Shaad Ali narrates the inspiring story of the veteran, who was paralysed and used a wheelchair for two years after an accidental gunshot injured him in 2006. 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 director brings to screen one of the greatest comeback stories of a sportsman – ‘Hockey Legend’. Singh’s never-say-die spirit and against-all-odds narrative makes his story ripe for a biopic treatment. Alas, screenplay and editing of the film plays the spoilspot. From performance, Punjabi singer, actor Diljit Dosanjh and Taapsee Pannu have completely inhabited their characters. They look convincing as skillful hockey players. Soorma is the film that truly belongs toDiljit. While his hockey skills come across as believable, what’s truly impressive is his understanding of the depth of his character. Music from trio – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy manages to retain the raw and emotional quality that’s needed for a movie like Soorma. At the end film does conveys that Fighting is the Way of Life & The day you are content, you will stop growing. So keep Working and never give up. The idea is to find meaning in life and lead it with dignity despite the odds. Despite having flaws in Screenplay and Editing department, Soorma has its moments and is worth a watch.
An inspiring biopic of will and determination. Never-Give up attitude makes this inspirational tale – A Worthy Watch.
Ratings: 3 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
Script: 3 on 5
Screenplay: 2.5 on 5
Music / Background Score: 3 on 5