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Soorma: Diljit Dosanjh Gives a Flawless Performance

Written by Heenal Shah

One of 2018’s most anticipated movies and a much-awaited sports biopic, Soorma finally hit theatres on 12th July. Directed by Shaad Ali, Soorma tells the riveting, heart-warming and mighty inspiring tale of Indian Hockey player, Sandeep Singh. Starring Diljit Dosanjh in the title role, Soorma tells the greatest comeback story of a forgotten hockey champion. The movie stars Tapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Vijay Raaz, Satish Kaushik, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, and many others in pivotal roles.

The story starts with how Sandeep Singh never liked playing hockey much as a child because of the beatings of his coach. Many years later destiny brings him back to the game thus giving our country a champion. However, in 2008 Sandeep Singh gets hit by a stray bullet while travelling in a train. The injury leaves him paralyzed from his lower body.

He makes a comeback two years later and Soorma delves into the inspiring journey of Sandeep Singh.He was forgotten by his country, abandoned by love but Sandeep Singh did not give up. In 2008, a champion died but two years later a legend was born. Soorma tells the story of the rise of a warrior.

What works best for the film is the phenomenal performances by Diljit Dosanjh and others. Diljit has put in maximum efforts to portray the emotional turmoil and his will to get back to the game. Soorma is one of the best sports biopics in a very long time. Ishq Di Baajiyaan, the Soorma anthem, and other songs from the playlist are garnering a lot of love from the audiences. The music of the film has been given by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

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