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Breakaway

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100 minutes – Comedy
Release date: September 30, 2011
DVD release date: January 31, 2012
Canadian Distributor: Alliance Films


Rajveer Singh is a 21 year-old man who dreams of a career as a professional hockey player. While he has the talent, he faces many hurdles, the biggest of which is himself. Raised as a traditional Sikh, Rajveer was forbidden as a boy to cut his hair and had to wear a turban, but this stopped him from playing hockey, the game he loved. In his early teens, forsaking his family’s religious traditions and beliefs, he removed his turban and cut his hair so he’d be more accepted in his country and amongst his peers. His goal was to succeed in a traditional white man’s sport, but this conflicted with his father’s wish that he’d devote his life to his religion and the family business. Unable to find a foothold in the game, Rajveer takes matters into his own hands by creating an all-Sikh hockey team, finding a coach and then bringing on his Uncle Sammy’s trucking company as the team sponsor. Along the way to the championship game, Rajveer is faced with the questions he has not wanted to address: family, friendship, loyalty and identity. And until he can answer these questions, the podium will always be out of his reach. Breakaway is an action-filled sports comedy bringing a dash of Bollywood entertainment to Canada’s favourite sport.

Poster and trailer courtesy of Alliance Films



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Crew:
Producer: Don Carmody
Frank Siracusa
Executive Producer:

Paul Gross
Akshay Kumar
Clayton Peters
Russell Peters

André Rouleau
Ajay Virmani

Associate Producer:

Pauline Dhillon

Line Producer:

Andrea Raffaghello

Director:

Robert Lieberman

Screenwriter:

Vinay Virmani
Noel Baker
Jeffrey Schechter
Matt Simmons

Cinematographer:

Steve Danyluk

Editor:

Susan Shipton

Composer:

Sandeep Chowta
Paul Intson

Cast:Roles:

Vinay Virmani
Russell Peters
Camilla Belle
Rob Lowe
Anupam Kher
Sakina Jaffrey
Gurpreet “Guggi” Singh
Noureen DeWulf
Al Mukadam
Pamela Sinha
Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
Aubrey “Drake” Graham
Akshay Kumar
Daniel DeSanto
Lee Rumohr
Judah Katz
Meher Pavri
Sean Hunter
Prem Singh
Ali Hassan
Amritpal Singh
Amar Singh
Parminder Singh
Jason McCormack
Miles Faber

Rajveer Singh
Sonu
Melissa
Coach Dan Winters
Darvesh Singh, Raj`s father
Livleen Singh, Raj`s mother
Uncle Sammy
Reena
Inderjit
Aunt Jasleen
Himself
Himself
Himself
Churchnick
Dave Murden
Smitty
Tiya
Factory Worker
Deva Singh
Nikku
Sonu`s Relative
Hockey Commentator
Hockey Commentator
Transport truck driver
Dancer