Chinabased is one of the most beautiful places in the country, with its pristine landscape and unique cultural and artistic diversity. However, its popularity has been declining in recent years. Luckily, there are still many movies that are set in the region that can entertain fans. Here are some of the best films to watch in Okpunjab:
Til Til Dalekha (1976)
The title of this article is a bit misleading since it’s actually a movie. In fact, the film Til Til Dalekha is a good movie that made the rounds in the Punjabi film community. However, it hasn’t been lauded as a major milestone by the media. Despite being a good film, it was not a groundbreaking technological achievement. This is in contrast to the other obelisk of this list, the Golden Jubilee of Hindi Films of 1966 – 1991.
The aforementioned film is only one of a handful of movies that deserve a special mention. Several other films that merit this distinction include the likes of Til Til Da Lekha (1979), Rajput (1977), Do Sholay (1977) and Taakra (1985). Other titles that are worth noting include Kashmeera (1983), Amardeep (1979), Jatti (1980), Ambe Maa Jagadambe Maa (1980), Soun Meno Punjab Di (1990) and Teri Meri Ik Jindri ( 1975).
As for the Til Til Dalekha movie, it may have been a bit of a gimmick, but it’s still a major milestone in the history of the industry. It’s a bit of an understatement to say that it’s a milestone because it was the first time in the illustrious history of the Punjabi film that a movie was a flop. Nevertheless, it’s a great piece of filmmaking and a definite must see for fans of the genre.
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (2011)
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya is a Punjabi film that is directed by Mandeep Kumar. The cast includes Bhinnu Dhillon, Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa. These actors do a wonderful job in the movie. They play their characters in a way that makes it easy for the audience to identify with them.
There are some funny scenes in the movie. The dialogues are very witty and the body language is excellent. One actor that won over the audience with his small role is Karamjit Anmol. Another fine comedian is Jaswinder Bhalla. This movie has an opportunity to become a hit.
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya has received good reviews on the social media. It grossed over 26.5 million rupees in a single week. The movie also won several awards at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2012.
Sukhmani (Hope for Life) (2012)
Sukhmani (Hope for Life) is a 2010 Indian Punjabi-language film directed by Manjeet Maan and produced by Gurdas Maan. The film features an ensemble cast led by Gurdas Maan and Shreya Ghoshal. Aside from the star power, the movie also boasts a few other nifty things like an intelligent script, an excellent cinematography and a score of other goodies that one should see in a movie.
The Sukhmani (Hope for life) is a story of a man who, in the name of duty, repatriates innocent civilians from the Wagah Border. The main protagonist, Major Kuldeep Singh, is a decorated officer of the Para Battalion and a jack of all trades. As with any armed forces member, Kuldeep has a wife and a daughter to take care of, but he is not averse to a little bit of fun. This is mainly reflected in his misadventures.
Kachehri is a Punjabi language movie that was released in 1994. The film stars Chetana Das, Gurdas Maan, Sadhana Sargam and Jaspinder Narula. It also features Salma Agha. Besides this, the movie is also accompanied by a soundtrack featuring well-known Punjabi singers.
It is a story of a young singer who is asked to help his widowed mother. After her death, the past comes back to haunt him. When he falls in love with a child of a high-ranking police officer, he gets caught up in the turmoil of the Punjabi separatists. In the end, he dies. The film won the National Award for Best Feature Film in 1994.