Movie Review: Speedy Singh (2011)
Cricket, Hockey, Football, Boxing… now Ice Hockey! Sport-centric films are gradually finding their way on the Hindi screen. BREAKAWAY aka SPEEDY SINGHS brings several knows names from U.S., Canada and India in this cross-cultural family drama with Ice Hockey as the backdrop.Like BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM much earlier and PATIALA HOUSE more recently, SPEEDY SINGHS also looks at the generation gap between the older generation [Anupam Kher, in this case], who hold tightly to traditional values and the younger generation [Vinay Virmani], who have already adapted themselves to the adopted country [Canada]. SPEEDY SINGHS has a plot you can connect with instantly, but the film suffers on varied counts.
Set in Toronto, Speedy Singhs is about Rajveer Singh (VinayVarmani) a 21 year old deviant youngster who prefers playing ice hockey than work drive trucks for his father Darvesh Singh’s (Anupam Kher) transport business. Raised as a traditional Sikh, Rajveer was forbidden to cut his hair but he does so, his father never wanted him to take to a sport that was patented by the firangis but he does so again. How Rajveer eventually lives his dream of becoming a professional hockey players, forms his team Speedy Singhs going much against his father is what follows through the rest of the plot.