Striker (2010 film)

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Striker
Striker poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byChandan Arora
Produced byChandan Arora
Written by
StarringSiddharth Narayan

Padmapriya Janakiraman
Aditya Pancholi
Ankur Vikal
Anupam Kher
Seema Biswas

Nicolette Bird
Music byVishal Bharadwaj

Yuvan Shankar Raja
Blaaze

Shailendra Barve
CinematographyP. S. Vinod
Edited bySajit Unnikrishnan
Production
company
Indian Films
Makefilms
Distributed byStudio 18
Release date
  • 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi

Striker is a 2010 Bollywood action-drama film written, directed and produced by Chandan Arora.[1] It stars Siddharth, Vidya Malvade, Padmapriya, Nicolette Bird, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas and Aditya Pancholi. The film had a theatrical release in cinemas throughout India on 5 February 2010. It also premiered on YouTube the same day, thus becoming the first ever Indian film to premiere on YouTube internationally on the same day as its domestic theatrical release.[2]

Plot[edit]

Born into a poor family, Surya grows up with few luxuries. Poor health keeps him away from school often and that is when his elder brother, Chandrakant, introduces him to carrom. Winning the Junior Carrom Championship at 12 is not enough to keep Surya's fire for the sport burning through adolescence. Hopes for a job in Dubai replace the passion for carrom as Surya grows into a young man. Duped by a bogus overseas employment agency, Surya loses all his hard earned money he had saved for going to Dubai. Surya is forced to cross paths with Jaleel.

Since the 70's when the settlements in the ghetto began, Jaleel had acquired a strong hold in the area. He had his hands in every illicit activity since then. Feeding on the weaknesses of people, Jaleel was the self-proclaimed king of Malwani. Reintroduced to carrom by his childhood friend Zaid, this time to the carrom hustling scene, Surya starts playing again. Being cheated of his hard earned money by the same man who had caused misery for many families; Surya decides to take on Jaleel on his turf. His patience and cool attitude are Surya's biggest strengths. But life has its own ways of testing it.

Cast[edit]

Box office[edit]

The film fared very poorly at the Indian box office. Though it was given only a one-week theatrical run, it garnered critical acclaim. However, being the first film in history to premiere the same day on YouTube, the film garnered over 800,000 views in the first 2 weeks. Estimated profits from this are said to be over USD 1mn.

Soundtrack[edit]

Striker
Soundtrack album by Various Artists
Released12 January 2010 (2010-01-12)
Recorded2009
GenreFilm soundtrack
Length39:35
LabelT-Series
ProducerSiddharth

The soundtrack album of Striker consists of 8 songs composed by various artists such as Vishal Bhardwaj, noted Tamil composer Yuvan Shankar Raja in his Bollywood debut, Amit Trivedi, rapper Blaaze, Shailendra Barve and lyricist-singer Swanand Kirkire, whilst lyrics are penned by Nitin Raikwar, Blaaze, Prashant Ingole, Jeetendra Joshi, Swanand Kirkire and Gulzar. Shri was the music producer and composed the original soundtrack. The album was released on 12 January 2010.

Tracklist
No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Aim Lagaa"Nitin Raikwar & BlaazeBlaazeBlaaze3:07
2."Aim Lagaa - Ricksha Mix"Nitin Raikwar & BlaazeBlaazeBlaaze3:19
3."Bombay Bombay"Prashant IngoleAmit TrivediSiddharth5:07
4."Cham Cham"Jeetendra JoshiShailendra BarveSonu Nigam7:12
5."Haq Se"Nitin RaikwarYuvan Shankar RajaSiddharth & Yuvan Shankar Raja5:43
6."Maula"Swanand KirkireSwanand KirkireSwanand Kirkire4:52
7."Pia Saanvara"Jeetendra JoshiShailendra BarveSunidhi Chauhan5:05
8."Yun Hua"GulzarVishal BhardwajVishal Bhardwaj5:10
Total length:39:35

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siddharth Padmapriya Kollywood Boys Bollywood Rang De Besanti Mani Ratnam Shankar Chandan Arora Picture Wallpaper Stills Image Gallery
  2. ^ Nikhil Menon (29 January 2010). "Premiere of 'Striker' on YouTube". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2 February 2010.

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