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Speedy Singhs - movie review
A Hollywood production titled Breakaway has it release in India as Speedy Sings. The film is a cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto, Canada. The movie is a full action, colourful, humourous and a heart-felt musical. The setting is an obstacle-strewn love story with a dramatic quest for the hero. Speedy Singhs movie review... It is also a keenly observed cross-cultural drama in the same classification as Bend It Like Beckham and Slumdog Millionaire with the hero caught between a family's traditional expectations and a dream to make it big in the national sport of an adopted country. Rajveer Singh is a 21 year old man dreaming of a professional hockey career. We open with him dreaming of scoring a game-winning goal, followed by a moment of bliss as beautiful girls surround him. He has the talent to succeed but faces many hurdles. Being ....
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Stand By - movie review
Stand By is about football and the central plot is that we have an Indian coach who aspires to make his team an international standards. Even this film has differences with the Indian sporting body and an effort to keep it purely on merits of the footballers and get politics out of the game. National award winning director Sanjay Surkar shows how the influence of powerful politicians plays a key role in a team selection and how the rich-kids or the influential ones get a chance to play, whereas the really talented guys slog it out to make a mark. Stand by is a story of two friends Rahul (Adhinath Kothare) and Shekar (Siddharth Kher), who play football for the state of Maharashtra. Their lives change as this beautiful game turns ugly and the fate of the footballers is no longer decided on merits. The thick friends share a common passion - football. While Rahul is rooted to the gr ....
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World Cupp 2011, movie review
Backdrop of the film is sports. The film deals with the game of Cricket. Antagonism for World Cupp 2011, Indian team is going on and teams from different countries are participating. One of the very strong players is Ravi Indulkar from India. World Cupp 2011 movie review... In the end of the last decade of the 20th century, a slow but sure dispute between the gangsters created roughness in the underworld. Some very high profile people and businessmen were extorted, but the media covered these news extensively and the government took a strict action against the underworld. And the braking impact was created when home minister R.R. Patil completely banned the dance bars in Mumbai. In such conditions when circumstances were not so good. Then underworld centralized attention on sports as a source of making money, and they aimed the most glamorous game - Cricket. Ravi Kapoor is ....
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Sikandar, movie review
Piyush Jha’s Sikandar has a refreshingly different story. The film looks at the conflict in Kashmir, without taking sides. The story focuses on a kid who becomes a pawn in a dangerous game played by politicians and terrorists. Sikandar movie review... Quite smartly the director draws attention to the present day newspaper and television clippings that highlight the truth that kids are being used in wars waged in the name of religion. Sikandar (Parzaan Dastur) is a 14-year-old schoolboy whose parents were killed by militants 10 years back. Since his early childhood, he has lived with his aunt and uncle, in a small town in Kashmir. It happens so, one day, on his way home from a school football match, the young boy Sikandar finds a gun lying on the path. Despite admonishments by his newly made school friend, Nasreen (Ayesha Kapoor), Sikandar picks up the gun unleashing the darker ....
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Medal, movie review
A great country that India is... unfortunately sports like boxing get step motherly treatment in contrast to the blue eyed cricketers who rake in billions. Medal the film puts forth the realistic view of the plight of boxers who bring laurels to the country, yet face a bleak future. Medal movie review... It is very unfortunate that in a country of over a billion the sport of boxing doesn't figure as the favourite of the masses. Who shall we blame? The aam junta or the system, governance or the television media? Barrng the game of cricket, there is no sport which assures all the goodies of life, with the least being of security for the rest of the sportsperson's life in our country. This is what Ganesh Mehta the producer - director of Medal puts forth his point. Medal is the story of an ambitious boxer Jeetu (Muzahid Khan), whose family has its own priorities. Jeetu needs to fulf ....
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Victory, movie review
In India, cricket is much much more than just a game; it is a passion, an obsession, a religion! VICTORY is the heroic story of Vijay Shekhawat and his father Ram Shekhawat, who saw such an impossible dream for his son! Victory movie review... Based on current happenings from the World of Indian Cricket, Victory personifies the challenges and dilemmas that almost every aspirant for the Indian Cricket Team faces and has to endure. Some emerge triumphant; some fall by the wayside, while some have to undergo a trial by fire to test their character and self-belief before their fate is decided. Victory is the story of one such aspirant and his journey through the minefield of being a Cricket Celebrity in India… It is about Vijay Shekhawat (Harman Baweja) hailing from the small town of Jaisalmer,and his father Ram Shekhawat (Anupam Kher). The father has great aspirations for his son ....
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42 Kms movie review
42 Kms the hindi film showcases how in life, each one of us are always on the run. We run with different motives for different goals at different periods of our life. Some run for love, some for peace and others for money, or just for the fun of it. There is no escape from it. This film has 5 ordinary stories with different journeys and different destinations which appear unique in each sense - but same 42 kms to run! It is an inspirational journey of perseverance and personal triumph. 42 Kms, the film is a journey of 5 people from diverse backgrounds leading a happy life. There comes a situation, when their world collapses and circumstances in life force them to push their limits beyond their thoughts. It takes them to a level where they emerge victorious under adverse circumstances and shattered confidence. There is a 42 kilometers marathon run, and each of them has different ....
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Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal
John Abraham rocks in Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal! John surely can and very naturally can juggle a football well. He is simply the star of this movie and plays the sport like a professional footballer. The current bunch of movies on sports like Iqbal, then we had Chak De India and now Goal is definitely fresh and nice, breaking away from the stale - lost and found brothers and lately the 3 to 4 dosts on an outing: Dhol, Dhamaal, Golmaal… sort of trends. Though a football movie, it also dips into issues like racism and fanaticism linked with this sport. The film achieves in arousing patriotic feelings and also has its share of highs and lows. Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal is a story of Southall United Football Club in the United Kingdom which is facing its deepest crisis ever. In spite of having a sprawling ground and the stadium, this club has no stars, no coach, no sponsors, no takers and ....
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Chak De India movie review
Chak De India' is the story of a coach's fight to make his team, Team India, the best in the world. It is a film about self-belief, perseverance, determination and the human spirit to fight and win. The movie is about a disgraced hockey player, called Kabir Khan, pulling together a team of misfits to do the impossible - winning the World Hockey Championship. Kabir, India's most successful Centre Forward of all time, bungles a crucial penalty and is castigated by the nation - as Pakistan win the cup. Seven years later, this never-say-die Kabir Khan is raring to go. His plan is simple: to start from the very bottom of the Indian Women's Hockey Team whose administrators aren't even serious in their approach looking for a coach. His has taken seriously the task of coaching the bunch of 16 indisciplined non-actresses, trying to keep up with him. And pushes them hard. The team i ....
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