Penalty Hindi Movie Streaming Online Watch on Netflix with English Subtitles.
Penalty is a sports based movie which originally released in 2019. The plot of the film revolves around Lukram (Lukram Smil) who belongs to Manipur and wants to become a great football player. He travels to Lucknow and gets admission in a college famous for producing international level footballers. With the help of his roommate Ishwar Singh (Manjot Singh), a forward in the college team, Lukram gets a place in the trials. Assistant coach Parth (Shashank Arora) gets highly impressed and recommends him for the final 11.
But Lukram’s journey was not all that he hoped for, he had to face racial discrimination from other players. Disappointed and disheartened, he returns to his village where his former coach counsels him. All focused and determined, Lukram returns and joins another team. He showcases his brilliance in an exhibition match against the college team. On seeing his performance the team manager Vikram Singh (Kay Kay Menon), who was always against “outsiders”, gets convinced to call him back in the team. Lukram ends up playing the national level finals as the college team captain.
This story correctly depicts how discrimination on various fronts is prevalent in our country. Despite having given players like Sunil Chettri, Baichung Bhutia, Mary Kom, Hima Das and many more, the common people from North East face racial discrimination in their day-to-day lives. They are attacked and mistreated and not considered a part of our society. It’s a saddening truth and the plot of the film tries to convey the fact that the sooner we realise that they are as much an integral part of our country as us the better. The change of heart that Kay Kay’s character undergoes is needed on a mass scale.
The film beautifully captures the essence of both the game and the social issue. Football, as it is played at the ground level, is captured intelligently in the film. A country where cricket is worshipped, the film shows the passion and dedication the players and coaches have for the game of football. The film covers all kinds of layers from negative backslashes to social pressures to complete change over in one’s life. This underdog drama shouldn’t be missed because it touches upon topics which need immediate redressal.
Cast : Kay Kay Menon, Lukram Smil, Shashank Arora, Manjot Singh