Sports biopics have proven to be quite profitable, with successes like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag leading the way. They serve as an example for other sports biopic projects. However, some of the recent Bollywood boxing films – ‘Toofan’, ‘Mary Kom’- have been produced while keeping in mind how they would affect the audience. Based on the life of Padma Shri awardee Kaur Singh, Padma Shri Kaur Singh is an exceptional case in the Punjabi film industry as is evident from its recently released trailer.
Movie: Padma Shri Kaur Singh
Cast: Karam Batth, Prabh Grewal, Raj Kakra, Malkeet Rauni, Sukhi Chahal, Baninder Bunny, Gurpreet Bhangu, Seema Kaushal and Sukhbir Gill
Director: Vikram Pradhan
Producers: Karam Batth and Vicky Mann
The film tells the story of Kaur Singh, who won the Arjuna Award in 1982 then was given the Padma Shri in 1983. The trailer evolves with a love story that leads to the protagonist joining the Indian Army. When in the army, his career took an unexpected turn. He was introduced to boxing and it changed his perspective on things.
The film, in tribute to veteran boxer Kaur Singh, once fought against boxing champion Muhammad Ali, could be a powerful watch. This is a biopic about the boxer rather than a sports-focused drama. There are not many boxing scenes and it’s more of a romantic story than an action thriller hits trailer.
The film could be considered promising after being featured as the story of India’s unsung boxing hero who once went on to fight the champion Muhammad Ali. The trailer shows how Kaur Singh lost his faith in sports in India, ending by breaking a chair in frustration.
Watch out the trailer
The film will hit theatres on July 22, 2022.