Breakaway

Rob Lowe at event of BreakawayRob Lowe and Akshay Kumar at event of Breakaway

Plot

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

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 5.4/10 (740 voted)

Director:
Robert Lieberman

Stars: Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher

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…

Writers: Noel S. Baker, Jeff Schechter

Cast:

Vinay Virmani

Rajvinder Singh
/
Raj
/
Rajveer


Russell Peters

Sonu


Anupam Kher

Darvesh Singh


Gurpreet Guggi

Uncle Sammy

(as Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi)


Sakina Jaffrey

Livleen singh


Akshay Kumar

Himself


Noureen DeWulf

Reena Singh


Rob Lowe

Coach Dan Winters


Camilla Belle

Melissa Winters


Pamela Sinha

Aunty Jasleen


Daniel DeSanto

Churchnick


Miles Faber

Dancer


Aubrey Graham

Cameo
/
Music Feature

(as Drake)


Ali Hassan

Nikku


Sean Hunter

Factory Worker



Details

Official Website:
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Official Facebook |

Release Date: 23 September 2011

Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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.



User Review

A fun warm movie!

Rating: 8/10


This is a great little movie. Easy and fun to watch. It is cliché and
predictable at times, especially towards the end but that does not take
away from the heart warming story that is at the core of this movie.
The music is great and the few Bollywood type scenes add to the fun and
festivity of the movie. Vinay Virmani gives a great performance as does
Camilla Belle and Rob Lowe. The best performance of the show however is
"the dad" Anupam Kher. His stern yet tender performance is believable
from the very start of the movie. Russell Peters seemed a bit stiff and
not nearly as funny as his stand up but that does not slow down this
movie. A great popcorn movie.