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Striker is a 2010 Indian Hindi-language action drama film written, directed and produced by Chandan Arora.[1] It stars Siddharth Narayan, Usha Jadhav, and Padmapriya in the lead roles, while Aditya Pancholi, Ankur Vikal, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas, and Anup Soni, among others, play supporting roles. The film had a theatrical release in cinemas throughout India on 5 February 2010. It also premiered on YouTube the same day, thus becoming the first ever Indian film to premiere on YouTube internationally on the same day as its domestic theatrical release.[2]

Striker poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byChandan Arora
Produced byChandan Arora
Written by
StarringSiddharth Narayan
Usha Jadhav
Aditya Pancholi
Ankur Vikal
Anupam Kher
Seema Biswas
Anup Soni
Music byVishal Bharadwaj

Yuvan Shankar Raja

Shailendra Barve
CinematographyP. S. Vinod
Edited bySajit Unnikrishnan
Indian Films
Distributed byStudio 18
Release date
  • 5 February 2010 (2010-02-05)


Born into a poor family, Suryakant Sarang 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 carrom hustling scene, Surya starts playing again. Being cheated of his hard-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 his biggest strengths, but life has its own ways of testing it.


Box officeEdit

The film fared very poorly at the Indian box office. Though it was given only a one-week theatrical run, it garnered critical acclaim. However, being the first film in history to premiere the same day on YouTube, the film garnered over 800,000 views in the first 2 weeks. Estimated profits from this are said to be over USD 1mn.


Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
Released12 January 2010 (2010-01-12)
GenreFilm soundtrack

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. Shri was the music producer and composed the original soundtrack. The album was released on 12 January 2010.

1."Aim Lagaa"Nitin Raikwar & BlaazeBlaazeBlaaze3:07
2."Aim Lagaa - Ricksha Mix"Nitin Raikwar & BlaazeBlaazeBlaaze3:19
3."Bombay Bombay"Prashant IngoleAmit TrivediSiddharth5:07
4."Cham Cham"Jeetendra JoshiShailendra BarveSonu Nigam7:12
5."Haq Se"Nitin RaikwarYuvan Shankar RajaSiddharth & Yuvan Shankar Raja5:43
6."Maula"Swanand KirkireSwanand KirkireSwanand Kirkire4:52
7."Pia Saanvara"Jeetendra JoshiShailendra BarveSunidhi Chauhan5:05
8."Yun Hua"GulzarVishal BhardwajVishal Bhardwaj5:10
Total length:39:35


  1. ^ Siddharth Padmapriya Kollywood Boys Bollywood Rang De Besanti Mani Ratnam Shankar Chandan Arora Picture Wallpaper Stills Image Gallery
  2. ^ Nikhil Menon (29 January 2010). "Premiere of 'Striker' on YouTube". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2 February 2010.

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