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Striker

Theatrical poster
Directed by Chandan Arora
Produced by Chandan Arora
Written by Chandan Arora
Sunita Rajwar
Starring Siddharth
Padmapriya
Aditya Pancholi
Ankur Vikal
Anupam Kher
Seema Biswas
Cinematography P. S. Vinod
Editing by Sajit Unnikrishnan
Studio Indian Films
Makefilms
Distributed by Studio 18
Release date(s) 5 February 2010
Country  India
Language Hindi
Preceded by Main, Meri Patni Aur Woh (2005)

Striker is a 2010 Hindi action-drama film written, directed and produced by Chandan Arora.[1] It stars Siddharth, a famous Telugu film actor who also acted in Rang De Basanti fame, and Padmapriya, a Malayalam and Tamil actress debuting in Bollywood, in lead roles with Vidya Malvade, Nicolette Bird, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas and Aditya Pancholi essaying supporting roles.[2] The film had a theatrical release on 5 February 2010. It also premiered on YouTube the same day and hence it became the first ever Indian film to premiere on YouTube internationally at the same time as it is released in cinemas throughout India on 5 February 2010. [3]

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Synopsis

Set in a Mumbai ghetto in the mid '80's and based on true life accounts, Striker is a story of triumph of human spirit over indomitable odds.

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 hustling scene, Surya starts playing again. Being gypped of his hand 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.

Box Office Reaction

The film fared very poorly at the Indian box office. It was given only a one week theatrical run. However, being the first film in history to premiere day and date on youtube, the film garnered over 800000 views in the first 2 weeks. Estimated profits from this are said to be over US$1million.

Soundtrack

Striker
Soundtrack by Various Artists
Released 12 January 2010
Recorded 2009
Genre Feature film soundtrack
Length 39:95
Label T-Series
Producer Siddharth

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. Siddharth himself is the album producer and has lent his voice for two of the songs. The album was released on 12 January 2010.

Tracklist
Track Title Lyrics Music Singer(s) Length
1. "Aim Lagaa"   Nitin Raikwar & Blaaze Blaaze Blaaze 3:07
2. "Aim Lagaa - Ricksha Mix"   Nitin Raikwar & Blaaze Blaaze Blaaze 3:19
3. "Bombay Bombay"   Prashant Ingole Amit Trivedi Siddharth 5:07
4. "Cham Cham"   Jeetendra Joshi Shailendra Barve Sonu Nigam 7:12
5. "Haq Se"   Nitin Raikwar Yuvan Shankar Raja Siddharth & Yuvan Shankar Raja 5:43
6. "Maula"   Swanand Kirkire Swanand Kirkire Swanand Kirkire 4:52
7. "Pia Saanvara"   Jeetendra Joshi Shailendra Barve Sunidhi Chauhan 5:05
8. "Yun Hua"   Gulzar Vishal Bhardwaj Vishal Bhardwaj 5:10
39:35

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