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Breakaway (2011)

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

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Rajveer Singh
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Melissa Winters
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Sonu Singh
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Uncle Sammy (as Gurpreet Singh 'Ghuggi')
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Livleen Singh
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Reena Singh
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Gurveer Singh
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Aunty Jasleen
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Deva Singh
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Inderjit Singh
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Nikku Singh
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Jassi Singh
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Dave Murden
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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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Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »
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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 »

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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 »

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

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Breakaway Champion
Written By Jai Hind
Produced by Shaxe Oriah
Performed by Jai Hind
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A Smorgasbord of Fun!
15 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Are you kidding me? What a blast this movie was to watch. A beautiful cast to gaze upon, even the medically enhanced Lowe. A remarkable musical journey through upbeat and disconnected tunes that don't fit together or have anything to do with the plot points they bracket. Super fun cameos that come out of nowhere really deliver the surprise element. A Bollywood initiation for those not familiar with the genre, as two lavish, colorful sequences materialize out of the ether and a handful of middle school night wet fantasies let us into the mind of Sikh youth. Also a crash course in the Sikh culture although not the religion itself, which in all honesty could go a long way in educating those not otherwise familiar with the Sikh. Pointedly addresses intolerance, and not just at the Sikh, but also women, as the true unsung heroine is the 20- Something law student who sets a land speed record in defeating social injustice while studying and dating full time. Watching the subtle transformation of Belle into Sikh light is the entire point of the movie as a metaphor for the ongoing march of multiculturalism. Sure the ending was saccharine, but if you're in a candy shop for 90 minutes do you really think you can leave without a sweet taste in your mouth? I didn't think so.


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