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Breakaway shoots, misses 

Multi-culti hockey movie lacks depth in the lines

Breakaway is a Bollywood inspired sports-comedy that misses its mark by not pushing enough boundaries. The film tells the story of a college dropout named Rajveer Singh (played by Vinary Virmani) who dreams of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but is stuck working as a driver for his family’s delivery company. When Singh decides to captain an all-Sikh hockey team, he becomes an outcast to his traditionalist father and must decide whether to follow in his family’s footsteps, or break away and define his own life (hence the double-meaning of the title, hockey fans). With a cameo by Russell Peters, Breakaway is a charming comedy, but fails to delve deep enough with the material at hand, even with the poignant funnyman on hand.
Rated NR · 101 min. · 2011
Director: Robert Lieberman
Writer: Jeff Schechter and Ajay Virmani
Cast: Vinay Virmani, Al Mukadam, Camilla Belle, Rob Lowe, Ludacris, Noureen DeWulf, Akshay Kumar, Aubrey Graham and Russell Peters

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