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An ethnic Canadian hockey player struggles against traditional family values and discrimination from mainstream hockey players. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Vinay Virmani ... Rajveer Singh

Camilla Belle ... Melissa Winters

Russell Peters ... Sonu Singh

Rob Lowe ... Dan Winters

Anupam Kher ... Darvesh Singh
Gurpreet Ghuggi ... Uncle Sammy (as Gurpreet Singh 'Ghuggi')

Sakina Jaffrey ... Livleen Singh

Noureen DeWulf ... Reena Singh
Kashish Suri ... Gurveer Singh
Pamela Sinha ... Aunty Jasleen

Prem Singh ... Deva Singh

Al Mukadam ... Inderjit Singh

Ali Hassan ... Nikku Singh

Rup Magon ... Jassi Singh

Lee Rumohr ... Dave Murden
Judah Katz ... Smitty
Charles Wadhwa ... Mr. Patel (as Charlie Wadhwa)
Kabul Singh ... Granthi
Liam Ruparell ... Young Rajveer
Parminder Singh ... Parminder Singh / Commentator
Amarinder Singh ... Amar Singh

Daniel DeSanto ... Churchnick (as Daniel De Santo)
Pamela Lajoie ... Anthem Singer
Anoop Singh ... Young Rajveer
Meher Pavri ... Tiya
Maahim Suri ... Akshay's Son

Navi Dhanoa ... Officer Diaz
Jamie Stephens ... Jail Mate
Amar Singh ... Commentator
Joe Bowen ... Commentator
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Mr. Patel Senior (as Ranjit Chowdray)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Drake ... Himself (as Aubrey 'Drake' Graham)

Akshay Kumar ... Himself

Ludacris ... Himself (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
Manjit Ral ... Himself
Jassi Sidhu ... Himself

Miles Faber ... Dancer (uncredited)

Sean Hunter ... Factory Worker (uncredited)

Cailey Johnston ... Extra (uncredited)
Shereen Ladha ... Dancer (uncredited)
Robbin MacDonald ... Goalie (uncredited)
Jason McCormack ... Transport Truck Driver (uncredited)
Amritpal Singh ... Sonu's Relative (uncredited)

Alyssa Veniece ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Lieberman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Noel S. Baker  written by (as Noel Baker)
Jeff Schechter  written by (as Jeffrey Alan Schechter)
Matt Simmons  written by
Ajay Virmani  creator
Vinay Virmani  screenplay

Produced by
Mohan Bangera .... supervising producer
Breakaway .... line producer
Don Carmody .... producer
Pauline Dhillon .... associate producer
Akshay Kumar .... executive producer
Clayton Peters .... executive producer
Andrea Raffaghello .... line producer
André Rouleau .... executive producer
Frank Siracusa .... producer
Ajay Virmani .... producer
Original Music by
Paul Intson (original music composed by)
Harmeet Meet  (as Meet Brothers)
Manmeet Meet  (as Meet Brothers)
Rishi Rich Productions (music)
Rdb (music)
Jassi Sidhu (music)
Cinematography by
Steve Danyluk (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Susan Shipton 
Production Design by
Phillip Barker 
Set Decoration by
Rob Hepburn 
Costume Design by
Debra Hanson 
Makeup Department
Jessica Fulmer .... assistant makeup artist
Marika Latorcai .... makeup department head
Omar Roessler .... daily makeup (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ross Clyde .... first assistant director
Justin Gajewski .... assistant director
Patrick Hagarty .... first assistant director (reshoots)
Vinay Virmani .... assistant director
Art Department
Mary Arthurs .... property master
Celeste Koon .... assistant art director
Tanya Lemke .... daily assistant property master
Rowena O'Connor .... on-set dresser
Sean Scoffield .... graphic designer
Dave Wood .... art department apprentice
Sound Department
Sylvain Arseneault .... sound recordist
Steve Baine .... foley artist
Trevor Calhoun .... boom operator
Sue Fawcett .... first assistant sound editor
Steve Foster .... sound re-recording mixer
Judah Getz .... adr mixer
Barry Gilmore .... dialogue editor
Krystin Hunter .... assistant sound editor
Sinoy Joseph .... sound mixer
Dale Sheldrake .... dialogue & adr editor
Paul Shubat .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Brock Jolliffe .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Darren A. Bell .... visual effects executive producer: Intelligent Creatures
Lucian Boicu .... compositor
Kevin Chandoo .... title designer: opening sequence
Jim Fleming .... additional vfx
Omar Gudjonsson .... compositor
Glen Guenette .... digital compositor
Slav Kravchenko .... matte painter
Nathan Larouche .... cg supervisor
Jarrod Nichols .... digital compositor
Russel Rehmund .... visual effects artist
Jun Ren .... 3d generalist
Jonald Delos Santos .... digital compositor
Brandon Schaafsma .... visual effects editor
Adam Smith .... digital compositor
Sarah Wormsbecher .... visual effects producer: Intelligent Creatures
Beryl Wu .... cg artist
Bojan Zoric .... digital matte painting supervisor
Rene Bishop .... stunt double
Eric Bryson .... stunt coordinator
Jason Gosbee .... stunt player
Jules Jardine .... stunt double
Liise Keeling .... stunt double: Reena
Danny Lima .... stunt double: Sonu
Josh Madryga .... stunt performer
Duncan McLeod .... stunt performer
Peter Yan .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Johnny Askwith .... camera operator
Carly Brenner .... daily second assistant camera
Caitlin Cronenberg .... still photographer
Bob Davidson .... gaffer
Federico De Marco .... second assistant camera
Michael Gibson .... still photographer
Christos Kalohoridis .... still photographer
Mike Sanci .... generator operator
Cactus Simser .... generator operator
Dean Stinchcombe .... first assistant camera
Jasper Vrakking .... digital imaging technician
Ken Woroner .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Darci Cheyne .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Darcy Arthurs .... digital intermediate producer: Technicolor
Frank Biasi .... digital intermediate editor
Shaurya Chadha .... promo editor
Margaret Hutz .... digital intermediate technician (as Margaret Mansell)
Mike Lee .... additional editor
Chris Marsland .... dailies transfer
Matthew Olson .... dailies transfer
Marc Roussel .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Boris Radivojevic .... location production assistant
John Rakich .... location scout
Jamie Wilson .... location manager
Music Department
Boban Apostolov .... scoring pro tools engineer
Kevin Banks .... music editor
Sandeep Chowta .... composer: additional music
Mitchel Forman .... composer: additional music
Georgi Hristovski .... score recording engineer
Paul Intson .... orchestrator
Josh .... playback singer
Nindy Kaur .... playback singer
Kumaar .... lyricist
Rup Magon .... playback singer
Harmeet Meet .... playback singer (as Meet Brothers)
Manmeet Meet .... playback singer (as Meet Brothers)
Manj Musik .... Composer : Singer
Dan Parr .... additional orchestration
F.A.M.E.'S. Project .... orchestra and studio contractor
Manjit Rai .... playback singer
Rdb .... lyricist
Rishi Rich .... lyricist
Kale Wala Sangha .... lyricist
Nav Sembhi .... playback singer
Sarb Sembhi .... playback singer
Harmeet Singh .... playback singer
Steve Strongman .... musician (acoustic guitar)
Steve Strongman .... musician (acoustic guitar)
Ernie Tollar .... musician
Veronica .... playback singer
Ajay Virma .... lyricist
Transportation Department
Rick Anglin .... transportation co-captain
Alan Cairns .... driver
Tim Carlton .... driver
Dave Crews .... driver
Rob Knoop .... driver
John McCaughey .... transportation coordinator
Shawn McConnell .... transportation captain
Jason McCormack .... driver: honeywagon
David Murray .... driver
George Palmer .... driver
Other crew
Cynthia Amsden .... unit publicist
Joe Caporale .... production assistant
Shannon Chow .... key set medic
Chase Constantino .... choreographer: dancer
John Duncan .... legal services (2011)
Daniel L. Goldenberg .... legal counsel
Cynthia Graves .... production coordinator
Lon J. Hall .... legal counsel
Jules Jardine .... hockey coordinator
Jessica Jennings .... assistant to director
Jessica Jennings .... assistant to producers
Winnifred Jong .... script supervisor
Nathan Lomax .... production assistant
Gigi Morin .... legal services
Alana Pona .... assistant: Vinay Virmani
Christopher Warre Smets .... epk producer
Azdin Zaman .... stand-in: Vinay Virmani
Natasha Gould .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Speedy Singhs" - India (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated PG-13 for some language
101 min
Sound Mix:
Canada:PG (British Columbia) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Québec) | India:U/A | Ireland:12A | Singapore:PG13 | UK:12A | USA:PG-13
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There is a scene where Rob Lowe is wearing a Mustang's #10 shirt, an homage to the movie Youngblood where he (Dean Youngblood) was #10 for the Mustangs.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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Inspiring, often funny, teaches us about Sikh culture, 23 March 2015
Author: vchimpanzee from NC

The Toronto Maple Leafs have just won the big game against the Detroit Red Wings! And the star of the game is greeted by beautiful girls as he exits the arena and ...

wakes up in a truck at this Uncle Sammy's Toronto company Speedy Singh Transport, as his devoutly Sikh father Darvesh expresses his disappointment in his lazy son, who was supposed to someday take over the company.

Rajveer wants to play hockey, not drive a truck or run a company. But his father refuses to listen to his son, who gave up wearing the turban years ago, unlike his family and most of his friends. Rajveer's younger brother Gurveer continues to please his parents and appears willing to join the family business when he gets old enough, though his enthusiasm in the face of ridicule is beginning to fall apart.

Uncle Sammy's cousin Reena is a TV news reporter for SIN, and she is getting married. Her fiancé is professional-looking and polite and appears willing to move up in the company. He is sarcastic toward Rajveer, happy to feel superior to this lazy bum but not really mean.

Rajveer and his friends, all named Singh, play pickup hockey at the rink run by Dan. However, the Hammerheads, a Hyundai cup winning team, also use the rink and they want these "snake charmers" and "turbanators" to leave. Rajveer asks to try out for the team and the coach lets him, but of course the coach is unwilling to let Rajveer join the team.

That's okay, though. Rajveer and his friends can form their own team and compete for the Hyundai cup. Dan, a former pro hockey player who didn't do too well, can be their coach.

Meanwhile, Rajveer meets Dan's pretty sister Melissa, a law student who cares about protecting people who are unfairly treated, who is waiting outside to give Dan a ride. It is clear from the time they meet that she and Rajveer will become a couple. And their first date (or is it a date?) at Mr. Patel's restaurant has predictable results.

The Punjabi hockey team is a big hit with people who trace their heritage to India, and there are many of them in the Toronto area. They're not that good at first, but support is outstanding. Uncle Sammy figures out what is going on and is happy to sponsor the team now called Speedy Singhs, provided enough money can be raised from other sources. But Rajveer's father cannot find out his son is actually playing.

And there's one big obstacle. Helmets are usually required in order to play hockey, but most of Rajveer's team wear Sikh turbans and they refuse to compromise.

So will this team succeed? Especially against their arch enemies, the Hammerheads?

This is a good movie, just for the hockey story. But we are treated to a close look at the Sikh culture, including a traditional wedding with the music, dancing and colorful costumes. There is the usual conflict found in movies such as this between tradition and modern life.

Most of the leading actors do a good job. There are several actors I won't name who seem to be reading their lines about half the time, but both of them are good enough in other scenes and it's merely a distraction when they aren't.

There's plenty of humor here, particularly from people whose family came from India.

I really like Rajveer and Melissa together. They have the expected ups and downs but work really well as a couple.

Rob Lowe does a good job as the coach. At first he doesn't seem to stand out much, but as time goes on he really shows that he is one of the leading actors in the business.

Anupham Kher does an outstanding job as a father who goes from disappointed to proud to ... well, I won't say what happens. Just know he does an amazing job.

Mr. Patel is another standout character.

One of the best scenes involves an old man telling a young boy about the Sikh culture. This scene proves crucial to the success of the hockey team.

It's a worthy effort.

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