Posted on June 30, 2011 at 3:03 am

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Akshay Kumar and Russell Peters co-produce Canadian film "Breakaway"

Akshay Kumar and Russell Peters co-produced a brand new, upcoming Canadian movie, called “Breakaway.” “Breakaway” is about a young man’s journey to find himself in a new adoptive land. It is a fun film, jam-packed with action and sports comedy bringing a dash of Bollywood entertainment to Canada’s favorite sport.

In the story, Rajveer Singth is a twenty- one-year-old young man dreaming of becoming a  professional hockey player. He has the talent to succeed, but faces many hurdlers. Being of an ethnic minority, Rajveer struggles to succeed in this traditional western sport. Conflicts begin to form as his father wishes that he give up on pursuing a hockey career and devote his life to his religion and family business.

Raised in a traditional Sikh family, Rajveer was forbidden as a boy to cut his hair and had to wear a turban at all times. 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. This only caused tensions to grow between Rajveer and his religiously devout father.

Rajveer has been obsessed with hockey since  he was a child. 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.

Russel Peters is not only producing but starring in the film as well, along with Vinay Virmani, Anupam Kher and Gurpreet Ghuggi. We even caught a glimpse of Drake in the trailer!

Watch the trailer right here and tell UrbanAsian what you think. Will you be watching “Breakaway?”

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