Ahead of the film's release, makers of 'Soorma' organized a special screening for Sachin Tendulkar in Mumbai to showcase the biopic of India's ace hockey player Sandeep Singh. The trailer of the film had garnered immense appreciation from across the audience. It is an inspiring true story of the human spirit, about a player, who made headlines for his miraculous comeback after an unfortunate accident
After watching the film Sachin Tendulkar not only stood up for an applause but also expressed his thoughts on the inspiring story of Sandeep Singh portrayed in Soorma. Sachin said, "Fantastic movie, it is really inspiring. We all followed Hockey but something like this had happened to Sandeep I was not aware of honestly. So, I am so happy that Shiva, Shaad, Diljit and Angad I have seen grow up as a kid, they have done a brilliant job. This is extremely inspiring not just for a sportsman but generally for everyone. I think it is a terrific story and must watch movie because it is a great story and it really portrays the never say die attitude and standing back on your feet to deliver is something that this movie teaches you."
Sachin's daughter Sara was also seen at the screening. The film Makers took to Twitter to share the video of Sachin Tendulkar saying, "The #Soorma of cricket - @sachin_rt couldn't hold his excitement after watching #Soorma! Thank you so much master blaster for all the love!
Sara Tendulkar was seen wearing a red outfit for the event. Her brother Arjun was not present for the screening. Soorma is a story inspired by a real story and director Shaad Ali has tried to keep it as real as possible
Sandeep Singh was shot with a bullet while he was traveling in the train 12 years ago, after which the hockey player was paralysed for 2 years. But his determination and love for the game brought him back and he won several medals for our country
The film has been shot in his hometown Shahabad to capture the real essence of his struggle and the journey to become the hockey legend
Anjali Tendulkar was looking her prettiest at the event. The wife of Sachin Tendulkar opted for an entire black attire
It is a lesser known fact that, Sandeep Singh has been hailed as one of the world' most dangerous drag-flickers of all time with drag speeds of over 145 km/hr which led to his nickname, ‘Flicker Singh’
Sandeep Singh's inspiring story has had the makers keen to bring his life on the silver screen
Director Shaad Ali too attended the special screening of 'Soorma' and posed for the shutterbugs with the God of cricket. Soorma will feature Diljit Dosanjh essaying the role of Sandeep Singh alongside Taapsee Pannu and Angad Bedi in the pivotal roles
Produced by Sony Pictures Networks Productions, Chitrangda Singh, and Deepak Singh, Soorma is written & directed by Shaad Ali and is slated to release on 13th July, 2018
Legendary cricket player Sachin Tendulkar along with his wife Anjali Tendulkar and daughter Sara Tendulkar attended the special screening of hockey legend Sandeep Singh's biopic 'Soorma' starring Diljit Dosanjh. (All pics/ Yogen Shah)