Diljit Dosanjh‘s Soorma movie is making enough waves among his fans. Everyone is extremely excited to watch him once again on the big screen (especially after his spectacular performance in the war drama Sajjan Singh Rangroot). While there are many reasons to look forward to Soorma movie, the most interesting one is the inspiring story of the real Soorma- Sandeep Singh. Regarded as one of the most dangerous drag-flickers in his heyday, Sandeep Singh is the former captain of the Indian national hockey team. The real story behind this hockey legend is as interesting as his flickers. Let’s take a look at it:
The Dream Debut
Hailing from Haryana, Sandeep made his international debut in January 2004 during the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. The same year he played a key role in making India win the Asia Cup. It was nothing short of a miraculous year for Sandeep. His exceptional drag flickers made him popular as “Flicker Singh.”
The Tragic Phase That Followed
Sandeep became an instant sensation. He was looked upon with great expectations for the future of Indian hockey. While he was stepping towards success with each new day, life had different plans for him. In 2006, while travelling to Delhi for a national camp, Singh was accidentally shot by an RPF jawan inside the Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express. The life-threatening incident took a major toll on his health as well as career. Sandeep was paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for the next two years. This phase not just shook him and his family but also disheartened his fans all over the country.
The Stunning Comeback
Sandeep was determined that all he wanted was to go back to the field and play for his country. His hard work and the support of his family didn’t go futile. In 2008, he made a remarkable comeback. Sandeep was lauded for his game wherever he played. His performance on the field helped India finish second in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup that year.
The Glory of Becoming the Real Soorma
After a successful comeback, Sandeep consistently rose in the international rankings too. He was appointed the captain of the Indian national team in January 2009. The same year, India won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup under his leadership and Sandeep was the highest goal scorer. He was awarded the Man of the Tournament. Sandeep played an instrumental role in helping India qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. He was also the highest goal scorer in the qualifiers that year.
From Soorma Sandeep to Soorma Diljit
The miraculous journey of Sandeep Singh deserved to be told. Who better than the extremely talented Diljit Dosanjh could have been chosen. Looking at the the first posters of Soorma movie, there’s no doubt people are calling Diljit Dosanjh as “Soorma Diljit.” Diljit is looking the exact replica of Sandeep Singh. Sandeep Singh’s story should reach millions. With Soorma movie, Diljit Dosanjh is carrying a huge responsibility on his shoulders and going by his track record, we’re sure he will do justice to the role.
Soorma chronicles all the important events in Sandeep Singh’s life. Focusing on the gritty attitude of this legendary athlete, the story reinstates the message that a strong will power is the key to achieving even the most seemingly impossible goals. The move also features Tapsee Pannu as the leading lady Harpreet. Soorma movie is set to release on July 13 this year. Don’t let this story pass!