Striker is a 2010 Indian Hindi-language action drama film written, directed and produced by Chandan Arora. 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.
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.
Siddharth Narayan as Suryakant Sarang
Usha Jadhav as Rajni
Padmapriya as Madhu
Aditya Pancholi as Jaleel (local crime boss)
Ankur Vikal as Zaid
Anupam Kher as Inspector Farooque
Seema Biswas as Surya’s mother
Anup Soni as Chandrakant Sarang
Vidya Malvade as Devi Sarang
Nicolette Bird as Noorie
Bhavya Gandhi as young Suryakant