Striker (2010) Hindi Movie


Sylverster Stallone did it in boxing as Rocky, and race car driving as Joe Tanto. Not to be left behind, Bollywood got Saif Ali Khan to do it as Rajveer Singh in Tara Rum Pum (DVD)  . Even Rani Mukherjee did it in Dil Bole Hadippa (DVD) !

Excellence in sports on the silver screen, combined with a story line that makes winning a game absolutely crucial for the survival of the characters on film, has been a genre used by movie makers for as long as movies are in existence. These are feel-good movies - we the audience root for the social and economic (and sometimes racial) underdog, and go home happy when the person we root for does win.

While many kinds of sporting events across the world have been exhausted by poor-guy-wins-game-makes-it-big movies, the game of Carrom is refreshing - and also very Indian. Striker makes us expatriates want a olympic-size Carrom Board in our basements and kick the Pool table.

Chandan Arora's Striker stars Siddharth Narayan, Padmapriya, Vidya Malvade, Nicolette Bird, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas, Aditya Pancholi and others. Siddharth Narayan had played an acclaimed role in Rang De Basanti. Padmapriya is a fresh face in Bollywood.

Striker has a release date of Feb 5, 2010.

Watch the theatrical promo-preview trailer of Striker:

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