Release Date :- September, 2011
Language :- English / Hindi
Genre :- Drama
CAST:- Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher, Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, Noureen Dewulf, Rob Lowe,Camilla Belle
Cameo Appearances: Akshay Kumar, Aubrey 'Drake' Graham (Music Feature), Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges (Music Feature)
Director:- Robert Lieberman
Producers :- Firsttake Entertainment: Ajay Virmani, Don Carmody Productions: Don Carmody
Whizbang Films: Frank Siracusa
Executive Producers:- Hari Om Entertainment: Akshay Kumar
Whizbang Films: Paul Gross
Carmel Films: Andre Rouleau
Clayont Peters & Russell Peters
Associate Producer :- Pauline Dhillon
Line Producer : Andrea Raffahgello
Writers :- Noel Barker, Vinay Virmani, Jeffrey Schechter And Matt Simmons
Story :- Vinay Virmani
Music Director :- Sandeep Chowta
Composer :- Paul Inston
Songs by:- RDB, Jassi Sidhu, Rishi Rich Productions, DRAKE
Breakaway Movie Synopsis
BREAKAWAY, is a cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto, Canada. The movie is a full action, colourful, humourous, heart-felt musical. The setting is an obstacle-strewn love story with a dramatic quest for the hero. It's also a keenly observed cross-cultural drama in the same classification as Bend It Like Beckham and Slumdog Millionaire with a hero caught between a family's traditional expectations and a dream to make it big in the national sport of an adopted country.
STORY: RAJVEER SINGH is twenty- one-year-old young man dreaming of a professional hockey career. We open with him dreaming of scoring a game-winning goal, followed by a moment of bliss as beautiful girls surround him. Rajveer has the talent to succeed but faces many hurdlers. Being of an ethnic minority Rajveer struggles to succeed in a traditional white-man's sport. He is conflicted as his father wishes that he give up his quest of pursuing a hockey career and devote his life to his religion and family business.
Raised a traditional Sikh, Rajveer was forbidden as a boy to cut his hair and had to wear a turban. Wearing a turban prohibited him from participating in hockey. In his early teens when he refused to follow his family's religious traditions and beliefs. He removed his turban and cut his hair to become more accepted in his adoptive country. Tensions heighten between Rajveer and his religiously devout father over the path he chooses.
Rajveer has been obsessed with hockey since his childhood. He demonstrates a natural talent for the game and continues to improve. As time runs out, he takes matters into his own hands and creates an all-Sikh hockey team. These young men begin their journey of ethnic conformity and social acceptance.
Breakaway is about a young mans journey to find himself in a new adoptive land. BREAKAWAY is a fun, action-filled sports comedy bringing a dash of Bollywood entertainment to Canada's favourite sport.