About the film...
Jasdeep Singh has always had a single dream – to show the world what he’s capable of, on the pitch and off. Now, with one last chance to prove himself, he’ll have to fight the clock, the prejudice of others and his own demons to finally take his shot.
Football is a global game. It is played, followed and enjoyed by billions across the globe. Almost 70% of players in the Premier League are foreign and 98% of Premier League matches were available to TV viewers outside England during the 2019-20 season.
However, ask the average football fan to name a single British Asian footballer and they would struggle. Ask the same fan why and they would probably say, British Asians don’t play football. Cricket is more popular. And British Asians prefer “stick” sports rather than contact sports. Race is also commonly used when attempting to explain this exclusion. South Asian communities are often stereotyped as being smaller, weaker and less able to flourish in contact sports.
However, Singh: Number 7 is not simply a Football film. It is a hard-hitting drama with the sport of Football effectively a character playing out its very own nuances in the storyline. This film is about Jasdeep Singh, a man who has nothing and risks everything to feel something other than the numbness and monotony of a life going nowhere.