MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 775 this week

Breakaway (2011)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 1,540 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 15 critic

An ethnic Canadian hockey player struggles against traditional family values and discrimination from mainstream hockey players.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

B
a list of 167 titles
created 27 Feb 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 01 Mar 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 30 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Breakaway (2011)

Breakaway (2011) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Breakaway.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Patiala House (2011)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

a victim of British racial violence and profiling prevents his son from playing cricket.

Director: Nikhil Advani
Stars: Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Akshay Kumar
Moneyball (2011)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Director: Bennett Miller
Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Wagt the race against time is the story of a father and a son between whom there is a special bond. Ishwarchand Thakur (Amitabh Bachchan) and Sumitra Thakur (Shefali Shah) are a married ... See full summary »

Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
Special 26 (2013)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Based on a real life group of con artists who pulled off many clever robberies during 1980s, and robbed famous businessmen and politicians by pretending to be the CBI or Income tax officers... See full summary »

Director: Neeraj Pandey
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Kajal Agarwal, Manoj Bajpayee
Flight I (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

An airline pilot saves almost all his passengers on his malfunctioning airliner which eventually crashed, but an investigation into the accident reveals something troubling.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Denzel Washington, Nadine Velazquez, Don Cheadle
Swades (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A successful Indian scientist returns to an Indian village to take his nanny to America with him and in the process rediscovers his roots.

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker
Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Gayatri Joshi, Kishori Balal
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Katniss Everdeen voluntarily takes her younger sister's place in the Hunger Games, a televised fight to the death in which two teenagers from each of the twelve Districts of Panem are chosen at random to compete.

Director: Gary Ross
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth
The Help (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Director: Tate Taylor
Stars: Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Pain & Gain (2013)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A trio of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.

Director: Michael Bay
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Kai po che! (2013)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.

Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Stars: Amit Sadh, Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

An eight year old boy is thought to be lazy and a troublemaker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.

Directors: Aamir Khan, Amole Gupte
Stars: Darsheel Safary, Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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 (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

hockey | sikh | coach | truck driver | canadian | See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (India)  »

Also Known As:

Breakaway  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a Fun Movie
1 October 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Speedy Singhs is a smart little surprise package. It's a cheerful film that makes you smile with its subtle humor, its repartee-filled screenplay, its deftness at handling the umpteen relationships and its finely-nuanced performances. Leading this pack of oddballs is Russell Peters who packs a punch as the offensive, scheming Punjabi groom who not only wants the suitable Punjabi girl as his bride but also her dad's business which might just be handed over to the hockey enthusiast nephew, Rajveer. Rajveer, on his part, is equally charming as the die-hard hockey player who smiles his way through all the lows and never loses focus, not even when his dad throws him out of the house.But more than the performances -- and the hockey matches -- it is the sundry relationships that form the core of the film. Rajveer's unflinching bond with his family, his tentative romance with law student Camille Bell, his highs and lows with coach Winters, his camaraderie with his team mates and his love-hate relationship with bro-in-law Russell Peters make for some compelling viewing. A little more spice and edge to the delineation of the game itself would have made the film an action-packed adventure too. Nevertheless, Speedy Singhs, with a guest appearance by Akshay Kumar (as himself), is an entertaining watch. Its nothing special about this movie but still...It keeps smiles on your faces while watching it....

Thumbs up for this entertainer..watch it!


14 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
So, Imma gonna get a hurtin' real bad if I don't see it, hunh? itstheit
Give it a chance abreakenridge
Region-free Blu-Ray + DVD available on Feb 2012 dpags01
Dialogue Question indicomp_
Rob Lowe awesome omage nacham81
Discuss Breakaway (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?