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 of an ethnic minority, Rajveer struggles to succeed in a traditional white-man’s sport. He is conflicted as his father wishes that he gives up his quest of pursuing a hockey career and devote his life to his religion and family business.
Raised a traditional Sikh, Rajveer was forbidden as a boy to cut his hair and had to wear a turban. Being raised in an orthodox sikh family, he has only one goal – to succeed in the traditional white man’s sport of Ice Hockey. Conflict arises when his strict Punjabi father pushes him to be a true Punjab da puttar and devote his life to Waheguru and their family business.
Wearing a turban prohibited him from participating in hockey. In his early teens when he refused to follow his family’s religious traditions and beliefs, he removed his turban and cut his hair to become more accepted in his adoptive country. Tensions heighten between Rajveer and his religiously devout father over the path he chooses.
Rajveer has been obsessed with hockey since his childhood. He demonstrates a natural talent for the game and continues to improve. As time runs out, he takes matters into his own hands and creates an all-Sikh hockey team. These young men begin their journey of ethnic conformity and social acceptance.
Speedy Singhs is an action packed, dhamakedar Punjabi movie, set amongst the Indo – Canadian community in suburban Toronto, Canada.
The film is about a young man’s journey to find himself in a new adoptive land. The film is a fun, action-filled sports comedy bringing a dash of Bollywood entertainment to Canada’s favourite sport.
Cast of Speedy Singhs:
Vinay Virmani – Rajveer Singh
Russell Peters – Sonu
Anupam Kher – Darvesh Singh
Gurpreet Singh ‘Ghuggi’ – Uncle Sammy
Noureen DeWulf – Reena
Sakina Jaffrey – Livleen Singh
Rob Lowe – Coach Dan Winters
Camilla Belle – Melissa Winters
Akshay Kumar – Special Appearance
Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham – Special Appearance
Chirs ‘Ludacris’ Bridges – Special Appearance
Credits & Crew of Speedy Singhs:
Directed By Robert Lieberman
Written By Noel Barker, Vinay Virmani, Jeffrey Schechter And Matt Simmons
Produced By Akshay Kumar’s Hari Om Entertainment Company
Music Director – Sandeep Chowta
Associate Producer – Pauline Dhillon
Line Producer – Andrea Raffaghello
Screen Story by Vinay Virmani
Written by – Noel Baker, Vinay Virmani, Jeffrey Schechter, Matt Simmons
Casting Director – Deirdre Bowen
Costume Designer – Debra Hanson
Editor – Susan Shipton
Production Designer – Philip Barker
Director of Photography – Steve Danyluk
Music Composer – Paul Intson, Meer Bros
Original Song by Ludacris & RDB
Speedy Singhs – movie review