Soorma is also a biopic co-produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh and Deepak Singh. The story revolves around the Haryana-born hockey player and former captain of Indian hockey team Sandeep Singh's life journey. The film will see Diljit in an athletic look along with Angad Bedi in a pivotal role.
Bedi plays Bikramjeet, Sandeep's elder brother. Singh was injured in 2006, after being hit by an accidental gunshot while travelling by a train. The film will essay the effects of the gunshot into his professional and personal life.
Ali is focusing on Sandeep's personal life more and not on hockey. The film was recently in headlines for Diljit lending his voice to Gulzar's lyrics for a romantic number. It also stars Prakash Jha as Sandeep's coach.
Ali also mentioned that he is focusing on Sandeep's personal life more than hockey. The film was recently in headlines for Diljit lending his voice to Gulzar's lyrics for a romantic number. It also stars Prakash Jha as Sandeep's coach.
Originally, Soorma was scheduled to release on 29 June. However, after the makers of Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju, starring Ranbir Kapoor, moved their film to the above mentioned date, the producers of Soorma chose to push it a week ahead to 6th July.
The connection between sports and Hindi cinema can be traced to wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh and the early 1960s. Several sportspeople, including cricketers Sandeep Patil, Syed Kirmani and Sunil Gavaskar, nursed and killed filmy ambitions after making embarrassing debuts, but, till recently, sports and movies have been separate means of entertainment in India. Now, cinema is using stories about sportspeople and there are reasons why.
Movies on sportspeople allow filmmakers to combine four key ingredients: thrill, euphoria, a progressing narrative and heroism, besides cashing in on the fame and fan following of the subject. Cinema audiences like larger-than-life heroes. It’s the reason Salman Khan and Rajinikanth are so popular, because they pull off superhuman feats in their films. Sportspeople are heroes as well, for their ability to perform physical feats we cannot. So, when their story transitions to the screen, the heroism is easy to replicate.