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

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Writers:

Vinay Virmani (screen story), Noel S. Baker (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Kashish Suri ... Gurveer Singh
Pamela Sinha Pamela Sinha ... Aunty Jasleen
Prem Singh ... Deva Singh
Al Mukadam ... Inderjit Singh
Ali Hassan ... Nikku Singh
Rup Magon ... Jassi Singh
Lee Rumohr Lee Rumohr ... Dave Murden
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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)

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Love. It's a team sport.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

There is a scene where Rob Lowe's character is wearing a Mustang's #10 shirt, an homage to Youngblood (1986) where he, portraying Dean Youngblood, was #10 for the Mustangs. See more »

Goofs

The coach gives Raj a captain's jersey, then the players all move out, as they pass him, camera angle changes, and he is suddenly wearing it. See more »

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.
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Connections

Featured in Breakaway: Making Breakaway (2012) See more »

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Sansaar
Written by Bohemia
Performed by Bohemia
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Very Canadian Low Budget Indie
21 July 2013 | by third_thumbSee all my reviews

There are some real cruel reviews of this movie, interestingly many coming from the ethnic audience that it's supposed to have in its pocket. I don't think this movie deserves such harsh criticism. It's actually a very sweet movie with likable characters, including Russell Peters in a great supporting role. We get to enjoy a bit of the hockey thrill and watch the beautiful Camilla Belle. This movie was never supposed to be an Oscar contender. Even though you know how the story will end in the first couple of minutes into the movie, the uniquely Canadian atmosphere and the few side stories that support the plot make your time worth watching it.


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Country:

Canada | India | USA

Language:

English | Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

23 September 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Breakaway See more »

Filming Locations:

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$198,033
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Dolby Digital

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