Soorma Movie Review: A Motivational Story Of A Fallen Hero Who Rose Once Again
Soorma is the biopic of the hockey legend Sandeep Singh who was also known as the Flicker Singh in the game. The film stars Diljit Dosanjh, Angad Bedi and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles.
It's been eleven years since we saw Chak De India in the year 2007 and gave India a chance to revive hockey as the national sport instead of cricket. Now, Soorma has finally managed to release in the theatres and the best part about the film is that you will feel the dedication and passion in Sandeep Singh and what all he underwent when he was in the rock bottom because of a freak accident.
The story begins with young Sandeep (Diljit Dosanjh) and Bikramjeet (Angad Bedi) who are completely opposite like Bikram is dutiful and responsible whereas Sandeep is carefree and fun-loving. Just like every other Bollywood film, Sandeep falls in love with Harpreet (Taapsee Pannu) who is an ace in hockey and also desires to train himself in the same sport in childhood. But trouble ensues when Taapsee Pannu's typical Bollywood Dad beats the hell out of him by making him run, multiple whacks on his back with a hockey stick and frequent curses in the entire course of his childhood.
Fortunately, Harpreet makes it to the team but Sandeep gets a silver lining when his brother sees his raw portrayal of the drag-flick. Bikram motivates Sandeep to get enlisted into the Indian Institute of Sports in Patiala where coach Harry (Vijay Raaz) notices his potential and decides to give him full training in the same sport but as a defender. Khulbhushan Kharbanda plays the role of a senior head of the hockey federation who notices his flicker style and gives a green signal to become the striker to the Indian Hockey team.
Eventually, because of his skills he manages to score 7 goals against Pakistan and becomes a media sensation with the name Flicker Singh. Flicker Singh gains appreciation and fans worldwide and even Harpreet who starts loving the changed Sandeep but her Dad turns out to be the same old grumpy chap AF.
Tragedy strikes when Sandeep gets severely injured while going from Shahanabad to Delhi because of an accidental gunfire. This begins the second half of the story which is very emotional and brings the entire life of the family upside down. From here the story of phoenix who was burnt to ashes and again reborn begins.
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Overall the film is good, but the saddest part about the film is that they have mixed a lot of Bollywood elements in it which is otherwise cool but the direction makes it pretty stale. Taapsee Pannu is the only thing in this film who is keeping it alive and kicking with her performance, Angad Bedi does justice to his role and Diljit breathes into the skin of Sandeep Singh.
My final verdict will be that Soorma might be a good film in Shaad Ali's career who has been facing a lot of disasters post the films like Saathiya and Bunty Aur Babli.