Prithipal Singh is not a film; it’s an inspiration as a true story based on the life of Prithipal Singh who has been one of the greatest Indian hockey players, without any doubt. The fact that our cinema can make a sports ‘national passion’ gets proved with the success of ‘Chak De India’. Prithipal Singh was produced with the objective of getting the glory for this unsung hero of our national game, hockey. The movie shows how a survivor of partition, Prithipal, passionately works on to become the best penalty corner convertor. He was the one who played a key role in ensuring three Olympic medals for Indian Hockey team. The movie is a must watch for sports lovers as they will love to see the glory of Indian hockey team’s performance in 1964 Tokyo Olympic where the team won the gold medal.
The movie is not just about penalty strokes; it is also about how Prithipal further works without compromising his principles when he joins Punjab Agricultural University as the head of student welfare.