Here’s what the critics are saying about Soorma, starring Diljit Dosanjh, Taapsee Pannu, Angad Bedi, Vijay Raaz, Danish Hussain, Satish Kaushik, Kulbhushan Kharbanda:
The Indian Express
Diljit Dosanjh as Sandeep Singh is spot on. And that is the film’s biggest triumph. Whenever Dosanjh is on screen, we are with him, as he goes through Singh’s arc—the struggle to please a vicious bully of a local coach (Hussain) who gets his jollies from beating up young players, the falling in love with the bright-eyed Harpreet ( Pannu), who is an equal dab hand with the stick and who wants to play for India as much as he does, the shocking incident on a train which leads him to paralysis, and the tough, painful journey back to the field. Read the complete movie review here.
Soorma, a biopic on former India captain Sandeep Singh, prefers to stay away from anything controversial and confines itself well within the realm of a love-story. A small town boy from Haryana, Sandeep (Diljit Dosanjh) gets serious about hockey late in life, but that doesn’t stop him from earning the India cap within two years. He is naturally gifted and self trained, but the real motivation behind his game is Harpreet (Taapsee Pannu), a member of the India women squad. Read the complete movie review here.
Soorma is more about a botched love story between Sandeep (Dosanjh) and his girlfriend, played by Taapsee Pannu. The love story is inspired by true events, as apparently his career began after he fell in love with the niece of his brother’s coach. The film will repeatedly remind you that Sandeep took up hockey to win over the girl he loved, till you want to knock yourself out with a hockey stick. Read the complete movie review here.