Breakaway (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Sport  |  23 September 2011 (India)
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An ethnic Canadian hockey player struggles against traditional family values and discrimination from mainstream hockey players.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rajveer Singh
Melissa Winters
Sonu Singh
Darvesh Singh
Gurpreet Ghuggi ...
Uncle Sammy (as Gurpreet Singh 'Ghuggi')
Livleen Singh
Reena Singh
Kashish Suri ...
Gurveer Singh
Pamela Sinha ...
Aunty Jasleen
Deva Singh
Inderjit Singh
Nikku Singh
Jassi Singh
Dave Murden


A hockey enthusiast since 12 years of age, Toronto-based Rajvinder Singh, even went to the extent of trimming his hair, discarding his Pagri/turban, did not complete his education, incurred the wrath of his father, Darvesh, who wanted him to be involved in the family business as well as confirm and respect Sikh religion principles and values. Hoping to play professional hockey, Rajvinder, along with other fellow Sikh players, instead finds himself treated as the object of ridicule, referred to as a 'joker', by mainstream Caucasian players. Even his friends tease him and ask him to take up 'Guli Danda' and Kabaddi', while his father makes him work for Uncle Sammy as a truck driver. He is attracted to stunning law student Melissa Winters while her brother, Dan, offers to coach Rajvinder and his team. Unable to get themselves included in any team, they form their own, and call it 'Speedy Singhs'. They then set about to make a name for themselves with a coach who is unable to pronounce ... Written by rAjOo (

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »


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23 September 2011 (India)  »

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Jogo da Vida  »

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In the last scene on the ice, you can see Jesus Christ's face in the ice. See more »


Darvesh Singh: He's clearly punishing us for asking him to give up this ice hockey. White game out, white girl in.
Darvesh Singh: We danced once. Then we had children.
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A fun warm movie!
17 September 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a great little movie. Easy and fun to watch. It is cliché and predictable at times, especially towards the end but that does not take away from the heart warming story that is at the core of this movie. The music is great and the few Bollywood type scenes add to the fun and festivity of the movie. Vinay Virmani gives a great performance as does Camilla Belle and Rob Lowe. The best performance of the show however is "the dad" Anupam Kher. His stern yet tender performance is believable from the very start of the movie. Russell Peters seemed a bit stiff and not nearly as funny as his stand up but that does not slow down this movie. A great popcorn movie.

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