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Bollywood Biopic ‘Soorma’ Celebrates Indian Hockey Hero

Web Desk (July 12, 2018): ‘Soorma’, a Bollywood movie based on Sandeep Singh’s life, is a remarkable story of an Indian hockey player who spent two years out of the game after being accidentally shot before returning to captain his country.

Singh was a promising young player. He was on his way to join his teammates before their departure for the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Germany when he was shot. He was travelling on a train in August 2006 when he was struck by a bullet that had been mistakenly fired by an officer of India’s Railway Protection Force.

The incident left Singh temporarily paralysed and many commentators speculated that his career was over. He spent much of the next year in a wheelchair as he battled to regain the feeling in his legs.After extensive treatment, he then regained his fitness and returned to the national side in 2008 and later helped India towards a silver medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.

Singh went on to be considered one of India’s best drag flickers, captaining the national side to victory in the prestigious Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in 2009.Diljit Dosanjh plays the role of Singh while Taapsee Pannu is cast in the female lead. Biopic is directed by Shaad Ali and will hit the cinemas tomorow.

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