Seen Soorma? The Hockey Player Never Met The Guy Who Shot Him

Recently there was a biopic released on the Indian hockey player, ‘Sandeep Singh’, titled Soorma. Punjabi actor ‘Diljit Dosanjh’ portrayed the character of Hockey star ‘Sandeep Singh’.

Soorma is directed by Shaad Ali, also starring Angad Bedi, Tapsee Pannu and Vijay Raaz in leads. The meaning of ‘Soorma’ is a warrior. In real life this player is a true warrior, he made his place in the Indian team as one of the finest players and drag-flickers.

But after being shot it was told that it would not be possible for the player to play again, doctors had given up on Sandeep but he did not. Singh got up back on his legs and proved it that if a bullet cannot keep him away from playing hockey than nothing in life can stop him. Singh’s best performance was in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup when India finished second. He was the highest goal scorer and won the Man of the Tournament. Sandeep Singh has also made a world record in 2012 London Olympics when he was the leading goal scorer, all this is after he was shot.

Sandeep Singh was shot when he was on his way to join the national squad for the FIH World Cup in Germany. This incident happened accidentally. He was on the Shatabdi Express and a Railway Protection Force jawan by mistake shot him.

Diljit Dosanjh shared a terrific experience of the hockey legend to the media, when they both were at Singh’s house, “Paaji (Sandeep) and his family had two choices. They could have tried to trace the guy who shot Sandeep and brought him back to book. Or, they could have focused on what they still could have become. They choose the second option. In fact, Sandeep paaji said he never met the guy shot him.”

Sandeep Singh was known as the ‘Flicker Singh’ of the Indian Hockey Team.

Soorma released this month and it has gained positive appreciation from the viewers, with an inspiring story.

Samyak Sheth
Samyak Sheth

A traveller and journalist who views the world wearing multi-coloured goggles. He believes that life is to live not to survive.

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