Irfan Khan's Punjabi movie "Qissa" releases tomorrow in India

Cine Punjab News Network
February 19, 2015

After winning accolades at various International Film Festivals, Punjabi film Qissa will see an Indian release tomorrow (February 20). Presented by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Qissa will release on multiple platforms such as select Indian theatres, DVDs and Video on Demand (VoD). 

Directed by Anup Singh, Qissa is a co-production between India, German, France and Netherlands, and has won several awards over its festive release that lasted from 2013-2014. 

About the movie
The first film to shoot under the Indian-German co-production treaty, Qissa is an international co-production between India, Germany, Netherlands and France. The Punjabi-language film, presented by Germany's Heimatfilm and the National Film Development Corporation (India), is co-produced by Heimatfilm with Dutch production house Augustus Film, France’s Cine-Sud and the NFDC. Having successfully released in Germany on 10th of July 2014 in 20 screens and France on 3rd of September 2014 in 13 screens, the film not only garnered rave reviews but was also hailed as the second best film to be released in France according to the French press.

Set amidst the ethnic cleansing and general chaos that accompanied India’s partition in 1947, this sweeping drama tells the story of Umber Singh, a Sikh played by Irrfan Khan. Uprooted by the religious violence that came with partition in 1947, Umber and his family move to a safer locale, attempting to forge a new life for his family while keeping their true identities a secret from their community by bringing up his fourth daughter as a son. As Umber's daughter is raised as a boy, the characters are propelled with greater and greater urgency towards their inevitable fates. And when Kanwar Singh is married to a girl, Neeli, this gives birth to even more complications.

Diljit Dosanjh all set to make Bollywood Uddari with Udta Punjab"

Cine Punjab News Network
January 27, 2015

Finally the wait is over. After Gippy Grewal's Bollywood entry with Second Hand Husband, Diljit Dosanjh is all set to make his Bollywood Uddari with Udta Punjab. 

Diljit Dosanjh who is the undisputed superstar in Punjabi Cinema after blockbusters like 1984 Punjab, Jatt and Juliet series has really come a long way since his debut in 2011 with Jihne Mera Dil Luteya. 

In the past, Diljit Dosanjh has sung a few Bollywood songs for Yash Raj Films, TIPS and the Deols in Bollywood but this will be first time that he will be acting in a Bollywood film.

Now, the biggest news is this that not only has Diljit Dosanjh replaced the current Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan and Ayushmann Khurrana in Udta Punjab but he will be starring opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan. This is a big surprise as Diljit Dosanjh has always said that he has had a huge crush on Kareena Kapoor Khan. 

Directed by Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya series fame), Udta Punjab also stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. 

Here's wishing Diljit Dosanjh a very happy and successful journey in Bollywood.

Stay Tuned for more on Udta Punjab

Ayushmann Khurrana to be seen in a Punjabi film?

Bollywood actor/singer/TV presentor/ Ex-Radio Jockey Ayushmann Khurrana

January 25, 2015

In a recent media interaction, TV personality turned Bollywood actor-singer said he is ready to do a Punjabi film provided the script is novel and out-of-the-box.

"I am open to Punjabi films. That's because it's my language. And if there is a novel idea, out of the box concept, I will be open to it. It's easier to act in the language you are thinking," he told here, ahead of January 30 release of 'Hawaizaada', in which he plays the lead role.

Ayushmann, who started off as a radio jockey and later became television presenter before making his Bollywood debut in 'Vicky Donor' in 2012, said he is quite fearless as his expectations from life are minimal.

The actor, who has done masters in mass communication from Punjab University, admitted that the initial idea was to become a journalist.

Ayushmann Khurrana's latest Punjabi song Mitti Di Khushboo

"We had various fields during our course but main thrust was print. I had interest in theatre and radio."

Ayushmann, who has acted in films 'Nautanki Saala' and 'Bewakafiyaan', said he is getting out of his comfort zone for the first time with 'Hawaizaada'.

"'Hawaizaada' is an untold story of an unsung hero... the man who made the world's first aircraft... apparently an Indian and he made the invention eight years before the Wright Brothers. This is a very novel, untold story. It's a very unique idea. I am sure everyone will like it," he said.

Theatrical Trailer of Ayushmann's latest film Hawaizaada


Harbhajan Mann's Gadaar- The Traitor to Release on May 22, 7 Digital Posters to be launched

Press Release
January 25, 2015

"Gadaar -The Traitor" - Punjabi Cinema’s first Suspense - Emotional thriller, a work of slick cinematography & special effects that certainly have never been seen in Punjabi Cinema is slated for worldwide release on May 22.

An announcement of the same was made by Producers of the Film -- Unisys Infosolutions & Grandsons Films in a press release issued from Chandigarh. Said Mr. Sumeet Singh, MD, Unisys Infosolutions, “The film will be registering another first – the launch of 7 digital posters before the movie hits theatres. We have already launched one digital poster and before release of the film, we plan to launch six more state-of-the-art, high tech digital posters of the movie. The posters will be slick works of art & will be made using top-of-the-line post production techniques.”

It is noteworthy that Unisys Infosolutions had entered the Industry on a turnkey basis about a year ago. The company is doing the entire gamut of operations like casting, production, distribution etc in house. Viewers will see good production values and meaningful Punjabi cinema in all its films. Says Amitoj Mann, Director, “I am happy that there is a concern for bringing well made Punjabi films in front of audiences. I welcome the idea of Corporatizing Punjabi Film Industry. The initiative by Unisys Infosolutions will go a long way in making Punjabi Cinema a well respected Industry in India.”

Fans of Harbhajan Mann, a Pioneer in Punjabi Music & Film Industry are in for a treat as well as a surprise as he has been cast in a completely different look. Said Harbhajan Mann, “‘Gadaar-The Traitor’ has projected me in a new avatar. I play a business tycoon, who loves to live life on the edge.” So it might not be wrong to say that the USP of the upcoming movie is the way Harbhajan has been presented. Adds Amitoj, “‘Whenever i make a film with Harbhajan i try to make sure that both the story as well as the character of Harbhajan have an element of exclusivity attached to them.

‘Gadaar - The Traitor’ scores well on both counts.” Harbhajan quips, “The film i feel stands out from the run of the mill movies. The movie is coming up well and am really excited to about its release.”

Amitoj is directing Harbhajan Mann in ‘Gadaar-The Traitor’ for the second time, the last movie was ‘Haani’ which got a lot of critical acclaim. The team behind ‘Gaddar-The Traitor’ is sure that it will change people’s opinion about Punjabi Cinema. ‘Gadaar –The Traitor’ is a great movie, so don’t miss this thriller when it comes to your town this summer.


Music of Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe released in Chandigarh

Music of Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe launched

Music of Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe released in Chandigarh yesterday.

Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe is an upcoming Punjabi film that tells the story of Bhagat Puran Singh, the man who devoted his life to the care of the sick, needy and society's outcasts.

Starry Affair
The music launch of Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe was a starry affair and attended by several well known Punjabi celebrities such as Anurag Singh, Rohit Jugraj, Sukhwinder Singh and Manmord Sidhu. Actor Pavan Raj Malhotra was the talk of the town as this will be his second performance in Punjabi Cinema after last year's critically acclaimed 1984 Punjab.

Played a role from 25 years to 80 years
On his role, Pavan Raj Malhotra says he has played this character that ages from 25 years to about 80 years till the end of the film. He also mentions that he did no preparation for this character as he believes an actor should be well prepared to act anytime.

White Hill Production Presentation
Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe is produced by All India Pingalwara Charitable Society, but presented and distributed by White Hill Production, who have in the past made successful films such as 1984 Punjab 1984, Jatt and Juliet series, Romeo Ranjha, Best of Luck, etc.

White Hill Music 
This event also saw the launch of White Hill Music, the newest music label in Punjabi Cinema, owned by White Hill Production.

Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe is releasing on January 30, 2015 worldwide

Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe Playlist


Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe (2015)

Status: Complete
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Runtime: 135 Minutes
Box Office Verdict: TBA
Web Links: Youtube | Wikipedia | IMDB

Synopsis | Cast and Crew | Articles | Photos | Videos

Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe ~ This life is dedicated to "YOU THE ALMIGHTY" (God). This film is a journey of one man "BHAGAT PURAN SINGH" who treaded a difficult and exhausting path. The journey was made possible by his infinite faith in his mission: the moral values he received from his mother: and courage, vision and determination he received from Guru Granth Sahib. With compassion in his heart he found energy that can move mountains and create miracles. The film is an important chapter in the history of post - partition Punjab. A varied approach to meaningful events would carry great appeal and emotionally connect with the audience. The rich music score soaked in traditional punjabi sounds, Shabads, songs and the culturally rich rhythms emanate fresh waves of sound that the listeners will savour with delight. The tireless research done for the film makes it a very authentic and genuine attempt to recreate the life and the times of a penniless man who calls himself " a humble sweeper at the footsteps of Gods abode". He ferried an invalid for many years on his shoulders and over a span of time the burden of every helpless human became a garland around his neck. In his arduous journey he was joined by millions of altruistic human beings who supported his noble cause without knowing the sheer magnitude of the herculean task of the man who undertook it. The film is sure to draw the crowds for its honesty, sincerity, brilliant performances, music and a story everyone will relate with. It is an awe-inspiring journey of a human being who commits a lifetime to serving humanity and preserving the environment.

Cast and Crew
Banner: White Hill Production, Poonieland Studio
Language: Punjabi
Genre: Biographical
Producer: All India Pingalwara Charitable Society
Director: Harjit Singh
Star Cast: Pavan Raj Malhotra, Arjuna Bhalla, Avrinder Kaur, Master Yuvraj, Sudhanshu Aggarwal
Cassettes and CD's on: White Hill Music
Singers: Sukhwinder Singh, Diljit Dosanjh, Harshdeep Kaur, Manna Mand, Javed Ali, Vicky Bhoi, Mira Singh, Zorawar Singh, Palak Muchhal
Music Director: Vicky Bhoi, Gurmoh
Cinematography: Anirudh Garbyal
Art Director:
Action Director:
Editor: Param Shiv
Story/Writer (s): Dr Tejinder Singh, Dr Harjit Singh



Theatrical Trailer

Mil Mere Pritam


Kanna Mann Song - Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe

Sunn Ve Poorna - Diljit Dosanjh (Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe)


List of Punjabi Films - 2015

Release Date Film-Title      Star-Cast                Director      Genre
Jan 30Eh Janam Tumhare LekhePavan Raj Malhotra, Arjuna Bhalla, Avrinder Kaur, Master Yuvraj and Sudhanshu AggarwalHarjit SinghBiopic
Feb 20QissaIrrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, Tisca ChopraAnup SinghDrama, Fantasy
Feb 27Ishq Vich (You Never Know)Ather Habib, Harshita Bhatt, Mukul Dev, Yograj Singh, KhayaliNagender Singh ChauhanDrama
March 6KudesanSukhbir Singh, Pakhi Hedge, Nirmal Rishi, Satwant BallJeet MatharuHorror, Drama
March 13What the JattHarish Verma, Binnu Dhillon, B N Sharma, Isha Rikhi, Vipul Roy, Poonam RajputSaket S BehlComedy
March 20Munde Kamaal DeAmrinder Gill, Binnu Dhillon, Yuvraj Hans, Mandy Takhar, Nisha Gulati, BN SharmaAmit PrasherComedy
March 27Punjabiyan Da KingNavraj Hans, Keeya Khanna, Bhanushree, Jarnail Singh, Shavinder Mahal, Satish Kaul, Bhottu ShahManduip SinghAction, Comedy
AprilNeedhi SinghKulraj RandhawaJaivi DhandaComedy, Romance
AprilHero - Naam Yaad RakhiJimmy Sheirgill, Surveen Chawla, Mukul DevBaljit Singh DeoAction, Drama
AprilGun and GoalSumeet Sarao, Guggu Gill, Sardar Sohi, Mukesh Tiwari, Sezal Sharma, Rishita Monga, Sandeepa Virk, Razia Sukhbir, Harinder BhullarSimranjit Singh HundalSports, Drama, Action
May 22Gadaar - The TraitorHarbhajan Mann, Manpreet Grewal, Ashish Duggal, Girja ShankarAmitoj MannDrama, Thriller
June 26SardaarjiDiljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Mandy Takhar, Jaswinder BhallaRohit JugrajRomance, Comedy
UnscheduledZorawarYo Yo Honey Singh, Gippy Grewal (Sp App)Vinnil MarkanAction, Drama
UnscheduledAssi Twade HaanTBATBARomance
UnscheduledCarry On Jatta 2Gippy Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla, Gurpreet GhuggiSmeep KangComedy
UnscheduledApna Virsa - Dhee Punjab DiSatwinder Bitti, Jaspinder Cheema, Harry Ahluwalia, Rav JudgeBaljit Singh BalliDrama, Action
UnscheduledMukhtiar ChadhaDiljit Dosanjh, Oshin, Kiran Joneja, Yashpal Sharma, KhayaliGiftyComedy, Drama
UnscheduledFight BackHarish Verma, Anjana Sukhani, Kartar Cheema, Sardar Sohi, Yograj SinghGurcharan VirkAction, Drama
UnscheduledYaar Mera Rab WargaLakhwinder Singh, Gurmeet Chaudhary, Neetu Singh, Rana Ranbir, RomeoKapoor DinkarAction, Romance
UnscheduledChak De Phatte 2Gurpreet Ghuggi, Jaswinder Bhalla and moreSmeep KangComedy
April 10Leather LifeOm Puri, Aman Dhaliwal, Himanshi Khurana, Deep Brar, Ericka Virk, Karamnjit Anmol, Harinder Bhullar, Simran Sehjpal, Gurinder Makhna, Tarlochan Singh, Prince KJ SinghSukhbir SinghDrama, Crime
UnscheduledIk Waari Haan KardeNav Bajwa, Aryan Vaid, Hitan Paintal, Vivaan AroraSingla JiComedy
UnscheduledDesi MundeBalkar Sidhu, Bunty Grewal, Gurleen Chopra, Parikshet Sahni, Raza MuradMandeep BenipalDrama/Action
UnscheduledDon't Worry YaaraPreet Harpal, Karan Sandhu, Jaspinder Cheema, Aman Grewal, Upasna Singh, Binnu DhillonRajinder KashyapComedy
UnscheduledHimmat SinghArjan Bajwa, Kajal Jain, Hemant Aangrish, Yaad Grewal, Nihal PurbaBaljit Singh DeoSports, Drama
UnscheduledJi KardaGeeta Zaildar, Rahul Dev, Ihana Dhillon, Harpal Singh, Sukhbir RaziaVikram DhillonRomance
UnscheduledMoga to Melbourne Via ChandigarhRavinder Grewal, Harjit Harman, Bhagwant Mann, Aman Grewal, Manpreet KaurTarun WadhwaComedy
UnscheduledPunjabi No. 1Jimmy Sheirgill, Kulraj Randhawa, Mukul DevAjay K PannalalRomance, Comedy
UnscheduledRangrootSippy Gill, Gaurav Kakkar, Anita Kailey, Jyoti Sethi, Avtar Gill, B N SharmaMandeep BenipalDrama
UnscheduledPendu Nahi Dilan De MaarePreet Harpal, Ather Habib, Sayali Bhagat, Satinder SattiSurinder ReyalDrama, Romance
UnscheduledEh Dil Da Mamla Inderjit Nikku, Veena Malik, Mangi Mahal, Rai Jujhar, Dolly SidhuHarpreet Singh MatharooComedy, Romance, Drama
UnscheduledUntitled Diljit Dosanjh/Gurdas Mann filmGurdas Mann, Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa Pankaj BatraRomance, Drama

*This list is not complete and there are several films that are not included here. The main reason is because they are either on hold/struck/in production. Producers can contact us to update release information.


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