12 November 2018 | By: Writing Buddha

Movie Review: Soorma: A biopic made without slow-motion tricks! ***

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The only thing that attracted me towards Soorma’s trailer was Diljit Dosanjh’s expressions which said a lot. And that’s the only reason I even ended up watching this 130 minutes movie based on the life of Hockey player, Sandeep Singh, who made a glorious comeback after an unfortunate accident in his life which paralyzed his lower half of the body. Frankly speaking, I have never followed Hockey in my life and only read this name in the headlines couple of times. Again, frankly speaking, I do not even remember why he was mentioned in the news. And that is why I am very thankful to this movie for introducing such sport stars to us.

Talking about the movie, generally, it is seen in the Bollywood biopics that the scenes are turned overdramatic, over-emotional and over-enthusiastic with slow motions etc. for making the audience feel a larger-than-life event being displayed infront of them. The best part in the direction of the movie is that Shaad Ali does not resort to these tactics and try to keep the scenes as realistic and true as possible. I had read somewhere that the legend, Sandeep Singh, himself was involved in the shoot of the game scenes and it shows why each and every shot or commentary looks and sounds true, real and pure. I liked how they do not show the sportsman as someone who was born as a legend but spend most of the times showing him being as much vulnerable human being as us.

The dialogues in the movie are fantastic and I liked most of them from almost all the characters. The background music lacks in most of the important scenes which I feel could have made the experience of watching this one a bit better. The songs are nice and plays a big part in the movement of the story.

Talknig about the performances, Diljit Dosanjh has proved his mettle in Bollywood once again after his superlative performance in Udta Punjab. The way he emotes through his face, eyes, body language speaks of how much he got into the skin of the character. Taapsee Pannu is charming and does a good job in keeping the romance and love quotient in the movie intact. In terms of script, I felt more coverage should have been given to her role as a player too. Vijay Raaz has given one of the best performances and it is good to see him in both- comic and emotional role in the movie. Angad Bedi is a surprise package and gives a super performance that you will always remember him for.

Overall, Soorma is a movie made with pure heart. Yes, it is neither as good as Chak De India or Bhaag Milkha Bhaag but still keeps you intriguing. I give the movie 3 stars out of 5.



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