Director: Robert Lieberman Year: 2011 Run Time: 101min
Breakaway (2011)

Rajveer Singh (Virmani) is struggling to balance the wishes of his traditional Sikh family and his own true passion for hockey. Raj and his friends play only for fun, held back by the prejudice and mockery of other teams as their turban-clad crew steps onto the ice. Enter Coach Dan Winters (Lowe) and soon the Speedy Singhs are competing in a real tournament, while Raj is falling in love with the coach’s beautiful sister, Melissa (Belle).

A cross-cultural story of self-discovery, Breakaway is a heartwarming, action-filled comedy, bringing a dash of Bollywood to Canada’s favourite sport. With a hilarious supporting cast including comedian Russell Peters, Breakaway will have you cheering for its unlikely heroes.


Robert Lieberman


Vinay Virmani, Matt Simmons, Jeffrey Alan Schechter, Noel S. Baker


Ajay Virmani, Don Carmody, Frank Siracusa


Camilla Belle, Rob Lowe, Russell Peters, Vinay Virmani


Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sports


English, Dubbed in French


EN Subtitles, FR Subtitles

Closed Captioning:

Dubbed in French, EN CC, FR CC


Breakaway was filmed and set in Ontario.

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
PG British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
G Québec
PG Saskatchewan
NR Yukon