Russel Peters Turns Producer and Actor with Breakaway

Canadian stand up comedian Russel Peters turns producer and actor with the ice hockey themed family comedy drama titled Breakaway that releases in theaters on September 30.

Set in suburban Toronto, the film tracks a young man struggling between traditional Indo-Canadian family expectations and his dreams of hockey stardom.

The film is produced by Russel Peter's First Take Entertainment and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's Hari Om Productions, in collaborations with others.

Directed by Robert Lieberman the film stars Vinay Virmani, Al Mulkadam, Camilla Belle, Anupham Kher and Russel Peters.

Breakaway Synopsis

BREAKAWAY, is a cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto, Canada. The movie is a full action, colourful, humourous, heart-felt musical. The setting is an obstacle-strewn love story with a dramatic quest for the hero. It's also a keenly observed cross-cultural drama in the same classification as Bend It Like Beckham and Slumdog Millionaire with a hero caught between a family's traditional expectations and a dream to make it big in the national sport of an adopted country.

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