Punjabi’s have been one of the most loved and colorful cultures in the World. There humour, emotion and vigor has given many Bollywood fans a reason to smile with a number of films. We take up some of the latest films in Bollywood that have made us laugh, cry and enjoy the Punjabi culture on the 70mm screen.
Khosla Ka Ghosla: The Entertainment Powerhouse
Who does not recall the incredibly messed up Khosla family that made us laugh our hearts out. With an enormously talented star cast comprising of Boman Irani, Anupam Kher, Ranveer Shorey and Vinay Pathak, the movie brilliantly demonstrated the Punjabi middle class culture. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, a Bengali director makes sure he brings in all Punjabi traits from Rajma and Chole to the carefree attitude and melodrama, which are common entities in a typical Punjabi household.
Mere Dad Ki Maruti: Punjabi Parents Are the Best When it comes to Insulting their Kids
Ullu da Pattha, Khote and Nalayak are some common slangs you must have heard if you have grown up in a Punjabi household. Mere Dad Ki Maruti is one such film that explicitly defines a Punjabi dad’s frustration with his loafer son. The impeccable bonding between Ram Kapoor, the father and Saqib Saleem as his on screen son is a colossal entertainer. Once again, Bollywood succeeded in portraying the brilliant Punjabi family chemistry.
Singh Is Kinng: Live Life Punjabi Style
Iconic style and swag amongst Sardaars was the USP of Singh is Kinng. Heart throbbing numbers, a confused, entertaining and emotional Akshay Kumar in the lead well supported by Om Puri, Manoj Pahwa, Sonu Sood, Kirron Kher and Katrina Kaif made Singh is Kinng the all time Bollywood-Punjabi classic. Vipul Amrutlal Shah’s direction matched with impeccable sense of humor once again made us fall in love with Punjabi’s and their style.
Namastey London: Punjabiyo da Romance
Once again the trio of Vipul Amrutlal Shah, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif successfully gave us the flavor of Punjab in Bollywood with Namastey London. The love story of a Punjabi munda (Akshay Kumar) going all guns ablaze to make a British Indian girl (Katrina Kaif) to fall in love with him. Once again a well-orchestrated support line of Rishi Kapoor, Upen Patel, Javed Sheikh and Clive Standen ensured that Namstey London is the perfect, adorable love story with the Punjabi emotion and spice.
Son OF Sardaar: Sardaar Hai Aur Asardaar bhi Hai
Punjabi delicacies and meals are best enjoyed if they come in variety and large numbers. Son Of Sardaar had a lose plot but made sure it promises the limitless fun and entertainment every Punjabi genre film in Bollywood has given. Boasting the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Juhi Chawla, Mukul Dev and Vindu Dara Singh, the film makes a captivating impression on your mind and instantly urges you to once again to embrace the Punjabi sense of humor and emotion.
Jab We Met: When Shahid-Kareena romanced the Punjabi Style
It was always going to be fun seeing Imtiaz Ali, the director who is as good as a PHD in Bollywood love stories have a swing with love stories, the Punjabi style. Despite a soothing love story, the movie was shot across the states of Maharashtra, MP, Rajasthan and Punjab outlining a brilliant journey to brace the romance of the couple. A refined script, brilliant acting and songs that till date may feature your playlist made Jab We Met the memorable film it is.
Vicky Donor: Punjabis are Cool with all Professions from engineers to Sperm Donors
The debut of Ayuhmann Khurrana and Yami Gautam on the silver screen set ripples across the box office. An offbeat story line by Shoojit Sircar featuring a Punjabi guy whose unemployment forces him to start his career as a sperm donor falling for a well-educated Bengali girl is what many may see Vicky Donor as. In the backdrop the film focusses on a heart throb and bubbly Punjabi family of Vicky ( Ayushman Khurrana) including his mother and grandmother Dolly Ahluwalia and Kamlesh Gill respectively. The fi lm once again gave the suave and cool touch of Punjabis to Bollywood.
The Legend of Bhagat Singh: For the Freedom of India
They have made us laugh with their jokes, cry with their emotions and fall in love with their romance, but Punjabis made sure they played their part in the freedom movement too. Starring Ajay Devgn as Bhagat Singh, the film is an eloquent portrayal of the political and communal tensions India was facing as a nation fighting for Independence. Directed by one of Bollywood’s finest, Rajkumar Santoshi, The Legend Of Bhagat Singh is one of Bollywood’s greatest films highlighting the Indian freedom movement and the role of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru, Chandra Shekhar Azaad and many prominent freedom fighters of the Indian Independence Movement.
Udta Punja: Drugs Di Maa Di
One of the most controversial Bollywood films on the painful drug scenario in the state of Punjab, Udta Punjab released earlier this year and before it made its way to the big screens was involved in a huge controversy with the Censor Board. The film indeed had content issues, but was well directed and enacted. A star cast of Shahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Satish Kaushik and Diljit Dosanjh id not only set the screen on fire but rocked the chartbuster list with Amit Trivedi’s overwhelming songs.
Veer Zara: The Romantic Classic
Shahrukh Khan and Preity Zinta’s romantic drama is still one of the finest films of its kind. The film struck the perfect note on almost every aspect from locations and costumes to story and acting performances. A major chunk of the movie is shot in Punjab part of India and Pakistan and the film simultaneously works with the Punjabi factor to meddle around with this touching love story. From Baisakhi to the flamboyant display of emotions and the Sarson ke khet (mustard fields), this masterpiece from yash Chopra is still the most loved love story in Bollywood.