Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar attends screening of Hockey Legend’s biopic Soorma!
The legendary cricket player Sachin Tendulkar attended the special screening of hockey legend Sandeep Singh’s biopic ‘Soorma‘ starring Diljit Dosanjh.
Ahead of the film’s release, makers of ‘Soorma‘ organized a special screening for Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai to showcase the biopic of India’s ace hockey player Sandeep Singh.
After watching the film Sachin Tendulkar not only stood up for an applause but also expressed his thoughts on the inspiring story of Sandeep Singh portrayed in Soorma.
The cricketer said, “Fantastic movie, it is really inspiring. We all followed Hockey but something like this had happened to Sandeep I was not aware of honestly. So, I am so happy that Shiva, Shaad, Diljit, and Angad I have seen grow up as a kid, they have done a brilliant job. This is extremely inspiring not just for a sportsman but generally for everyone. I think it is a terrific story and must watch a movie because it is a great story and it really portrays the never say die attitude and standing back on your feet to deliver is something that this movie teaches you.”
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
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) 12 July 2018
Director Shaad Ali too attended the special screening of ‘Soorma‘ and posed for the shutterbugs with the God of cricket. Soorma is a story inspired by a real story and director Shaad Ali has tried to keep it as real as possible.
Sandeep Singh was shot with a bullet while he was traveling in the train 12 years ago, after which the hockey player was paralysed for 2 years. But his determination and love for the game brought him back and he won several medals for our country. The film has been shot in his hometown Shahabad to capture the real essence of his struggle and the journey to become the hockey legend.
The trailer of the film had garnered immense appreciation from across the audience. It is an inspiring true story of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after an unfortunate accident. It is a lesser known fact that, Sandeep Singh has been hailed as one of the world’s most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr which led to his nickname, ‘Flicker Singh’.
Sandeep Singh’s inspiring story has had the makers keen to bring his life on the silver screen. Soorma will feature Diljit Dosanjh essaying the role of Sandeep Singh alongside Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi in the pivotal roles.
Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh, and Deepak Singh, Soorma is written & directed by Shaad Ali and is slated to release on 13th July 2018.