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Speedy Singhs

Rajveer Singh, raised as a traditional Sikh, has only one goal - to succeed in the traditional white-man`s sports of ice hockey. Conflict arises when his strict father wishes for him to devote his life to his religion and the family business. He is now faced with questions on his identity, loyalty, friendship and family that he needs to find the answers to in order for him to reach his goal.

Language: Hindi
Subtitle: NA
Classification: G
Release Date: 7 Oct 2011
Genre: Comedy / Family
Running Time: 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Distributor: NETWORK2009(s) PTE LTD
Cast: Russell Peters, Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle, Akshay Kumar
Director: Robert Lieberman
Format: NA

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Writer: Janak

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Watch this if you liked: “Singh Is Kinng”, “Patiala House” & “Kambaqt Ishq”

"Speedy Singhs" is a mix of Hollywood and Bollywood coming together after 2010's "Kambaqt Ishq", but unlike any mix of love stories, it tells a story of an Indian boy who tries to make it big in Hockey, an English-Canadian conquered sport. Produced by Paul Gross and Akshay Kumar, it is also directed by Robert Lieberman, a very popular Canadian television ads director. Not only that, famous stand-up comedian Russell Peters gets a taste of being in a Bollywood film as well.

As usual, the plot of the film that is based on sports, is very predictable. Many who have watched films like "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002) and also the recent "Patiala House" (2010) will be reminded a lot of the encouragement and love in trying to break into an Englishman conquered sport . The only interesting scenes to watch in the film are when the Hollywood actors are acting out the random Bollywood dance sequences and also the wedding sequences. Irrespective to the Indian culture, the director does present some mild sentiments towards the criticism, racism and also language in the film. The high point would definitely be the spirit of 'never giving up' displayed by its characters.

Newcomer Vinay Virmani who plays the lead role, gives an entertaining performance. Anupam Kher is exceptionally good in both the funny scenes as with the dramatic ones. Also look out for the Hollywood stars that make their cameos in the film. Rob Lowe provides good acting as the coach and Camille Belle ("10,000 B.C.") played her role gracefully. Well, she is the only eye candy of the film anyway.

Music by Sandeep Chowta will remind audiences to be a lot like the tracks from "Singh Is Kinng" (2008) but this time instead of Snoop Dogg, we have US rapper Ludacris giving a special appearance for the promo song in the film.

Despite having similarities like "Bend It Like Beckham" (2002), "Goal" (2008) and "Patiala House" (2010), "Speedy Singhs" is still watchable. Oh yes, many would already know that Akshay Kumar (who is also the producer of the film), makes a surprise cameo with Russell Peters and Ludacris in a song. No harm in giving a chance to watch this one.

Cinema Online, 11 October 2011
   
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Classification
Effective 15 July 2011
G - Suitable for all ages
PG - Suitable for all ages, but parents should provide guidance to their young
PG13 - Suitable for persons aged 13 and above, but parental guidance is advised for children below 13
NC16 - Suitable for persons aged 16 years and above
M18 - Suitable for persons aged 18 years and above
R21 - Restricted to persons aged 21 and above only
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