One of the much anticipated films of the year, Breakaway
has already been shortlisted as the curtain raiser of the
prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, one of the most
influential film festivals of the entire year. Breakaway
is an Indo-Canadian film directed by Robert Liebermann.
Breakaway,produced by First Take Entertainment
and Hari Om Entertainment, stars a host of popular Indian, American
and Canadian actors such as Russell Peters, Anupam Kher, Camilla
Belle, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Rob Lowe, International singers like
Ludacris and Drake and a special appearance by Bollywood superstar
Being launched at the Toronto Film Festival is indeed a major
advantage for the movie due to the expected crowds of 250,000
enthusiastic movie-goers and the great deal of publicity that the
film will achieve. Its main contender for the Curtain Raiser is
Sarah Polley"s Take This Waltz.
Breakaway is based on the Canada"s favorite sport ice hockey
and has been shortlisted due to its strong Canadian angle and
Hollywood star power, practically assuring them a screening in the
Thomson Ray Hall, one of the festival"s main halls, which includes
a seating of 2630 people.
Featuring debutant actor Vinay Virmani,
Breakawayis co-produced by Russell Peters, Clayton
Peters and Akshay Kumar. Festival toppers Piers Handling and
Cameron Bailey, who will ultimately choose an opener, have not
revealed anything about the same.