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Soorma movie starring Diljit Dosanjh releases. Karan Johar, Shabana Azmi are impressed with Shaad Ali's directorial

Soorma movie: Celebrities and critics are in love with Soorma, call it an inspiring film with fabulous performances.

India TV Entertainment Desk Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk
New Delhi Updated on: July 13, 2018 14:26 IST
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Diljit Singh starrer Soorma movie releases today

Shaad Ali's directorial Soorma, starring Diljit Dosanjh in the titular role has finally hit theatres on July 13. It is a biopic on former Hockey player, Sandeep Singh also known as Flicker Singh. The movie traces his journey from being a lazy lad to a determined man who didn't give up despite being shot by bullet. Sandeep met with a deadly accident and was on a wheelchair for years. However, the sportsperson made a smashing comeback after two years, becoming an inspiration for many. Under the captaincy of Sandeep, India won the 2009 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup and even qualified for the 2012 Olympics. Soorma also features Taapsee Pannu, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Angad Bedi in important roles. The music has been composed by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.

Angad Bedi's wife Neha Dhupia is proud of him. ''For me, it's a very proud moment because I am huge fan of sports as compared to movies and to see Angad working in Soorma along with Diljit and Taapsee is amazing," she said earlier. 

While promoting the movie, Dosanjh visited Singh's hometown, Shahabad in Haryana to meet the latter's family. The former hockey star's father gifted his son's personal hockey stick to the singer-cum-actor. Dosanjh took to his Instagram to share the news. He wrote, "#Soorma 13th July Es Ke Layek Toh Nahi Mai Lekin Maa Ka PYAR TON NALAYEK BACHE KE LIYE BHI SAME HOTA HAI. (I don't deserve this but parent's love all of their children.) Thx @sandeep_rebirth Bhaji & FAMILY."

Taapsee Pannu told indianexpress.com, “I consider myself a sports enthusiast. When I was told about Sandeep Singh’s accident and his comeback as the captain of Indian hockey team, I felt guilty that I did not know of this. And the only way I thought I could redeem myself from this guilt is by doing this film and letting the world see what true sportsman spirit is.”


Soorma has got rave reviews from Bollywood celebrities. Karan Johar, who attended the screening last night took to his Twitter handle to write, ''The performances of #Soorma are supreme! @diljitdosanjh is absolutely brilliant as #sandeepsingh ! What an incredible actor!!! @Imangadbedi is superb!!!! Solid, soulful and full of heart ! He delivers his best yet! @tapseepannu is always a pleasure to watch!"


National Award winning actress Divya Dutta was also quite impressed with Shaad Ali's directorial. She wrote, ''#soorma is an amazingly inspiring film!! Taut script, nuanced.. emotional as well as breezy.. this one is a must watch!!! Congrats @SnehaRajani @shaadesh @IChitrangda !! It is beautiful... and @diljitdosanjh you are so so endearing. @imangadbedi @ tapseepannu , so sincere!"


Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar has loved the movie. He wrote on Twitter, ''A real story portrayed beautifully on reel. @sandeepsingh's determination to play for India is truly commendable, enjoyed watching #Soorma a lot. My best wishes to the entire cast and crew.''


Ravi Shastri also tweeted, “India has a great legacy of legends who have fought battles and made it big. Here's a story of one such hockey legend #SandeepSingh @Flicker_Singh! @SnehaRajani @sonypicsprodns @DiljitDosanjh, @taapsee and @imangadbedi Good luck for #Soorma!''

PHOTOS: Soorma Screening: Karan Johar, David Dhawan, Badshah among others attend. Check out pictures

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh, veteran actress Shabana Azmi and Tumharii Sulu director Suresh Triveni have also lauded Soorma. Check out their tweets below:


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