With a plethora of exciting films all set to hit the big screens, Punjabi cinema is thriving and flourishing in the second quarter of the year. Featuring a diverse range of genres, including uproarious comedies like Kade Dade Diyan Kade Pote Diyan and Gaddi Jaandi Ae Chalaangaan Maardi, thought-provoking dramas inspired by real-life like Vajood, and adrenaline-pumping thrillers and action-packed dramas like Tufang and Paune 9, Pollywood is poised to provide an unforgettable cinematic experience in the coming months. So gear up for a dose of entertainment like never before.
KADE DADE DIYAN KADE POTE DIYAN
Release date: July 14, 2023
Directed by: Laada Siyan Ghuman
Starring: Harish Verma, Simi Chahal, B.N Sharma, Jatinder Kumar
There is a crazy amount of excitement for this comedy-drama, and rightfully so. After a long five-year wait, the film reunites Punjabi cinema's favourite Jodi — Harish Verma and Simi Chahal. The duo's incredible chemistry was last witnessed in the 2018 hit film Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua. Directed by Laadi Siyan Ghuman and jointly written by Karan Sandhu and Dheeraj Kumar, Kade Dade Diyan Kade Pote has received an excellent response for its first-look poster and trailer. With a star-studded ensemble including Harish Verma, Simi Chahal, B.N Sharma, Jatinder Kumar, Seema Kaushal, Anita Devgan, and more, this collaboration between Vesta Wonder Motion Pictures and Ambarsariye Productions promises to be an unforgettable cinematic experience. Harish Verma shared his excitement about the film on his social media platforms, stating, "Get ready for our upcoming project full of laughter, emotions and drama to watch with your whole family." Looks like no one can stop this one from being a box-office hit.
Release date: July 14, 2023
Directed by: Ajay Jethi
Starring: Ajay Jethi, Chandan Gill, Sunita Dhir
Based on the true inspirational story of celebrated Punjabi dramatist Balwant Gargi, Vajood, featuring Ajay Jethi, who gained international fame for his role in Money Heist, is one hotly anticipated film. Vajood also marks Ajay Jethi's directorial debut. While specific details about the plot remain under wraps, Vajood promises to explore profound themes of existence and passion. Speaking about the film, Ajay Jethi said, "This project is not only a dream come true but also marks the beginning of an exciting new journey for me in the world of cinema." It will be fascinating to see Jethi's take on the famous artist Gargi, who penned several world-renowned plays, including Loha Kutt, Kesro, Kanak Di Balli, Sohni Mahiwal, Sultan Razia, Soukan, Mirza Sahiba and Dhooni di Agg and short stories Mircha Wala Sadh, Pattan di Berhi and Kuari Disi.
Release date: July 21, 2023,
Directed by: Dheeraj Kedarnath Rattan
Starring: Guri, Rukshaar Dhillon, Jagjeet Sandhu
With a tagline: 'Every weapon has its own history,' Tufang promises to be an adrenaline-fueled experience. The recently dropped teaser and the first song from the film have already generated immense excitement among audiences. Written and directed by Dheeraj Kedarnath Rattan and produced by Geet MP3, this action-packed crime drama boasts a stellar cast, including Guri, Jagjeet Sandhu, and Rukshar Dhillon in fiery lead roles. Commenting about the film, lead actor Guri said that the simplicity of his character made him sign the film. The singer-turn-actor said, "The simplicity and the inspiring character of this movie made me choose the role. He is someone who fights for the truth and stands against the false." With such compelling elements, Tufang is sure to leave a lasting impression.
GADDI JAANDI AE CHALAANGAAN MAARDI
Release date: July 28, 2023
Directed by: Smeep Kang
Starring: Ammy Virk, Binnu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla
Packed with all the quintessential elements of a family entertainer and borrowing its title from an old popular Punjabi song of the same name, Gaddi Jaandi Ae Chalaangaan Maardi is undoubtedly one of the most awaited movies of the year. It brings together Punjabi powerhouses — Ammy Virk and Binnu Dhillon. Helmed by Smeep Kang, this comedy extravaganza apparently revolves around an 8-member family. The plot kicks off when Ammy Virk's character's fiancé's family presents them with a small car as part of the dowry, leading to hilarious chaos as all eight family members attempt to squeeze in. While the makers promise the film to be a complete package with action, comedy, romance, and drama, audiences can anticipate exceptional performances from the dynamic duo Ammy Virk and Binnu Dhillon. Director Smeep Kang shared his excitement about the film on social media, stating, "We are excited to finally give you a rollercoaster ride of giggles and entertainment." So, mark your calendars; this is one Punjabi movie you definitely don't want to miss.
Release date: July 28, 2023
Directed by: Baljeet Noor
Starring: Dheeraj Kumar, Neha Pawar, Pooja Brrambat, Jaggi Bhangu
Prepare to be thrilled and captivated as the much-awaited film Paune 9 is gearing up to hit the screens this month. The intriguing title and the hard-hitting poster have already grabbed the audience's attention, and now, the film's teaser has won hearts, leaving everyone in suspense and eagerly awaiting its release. This dark thriller stars Dheeraj Kumar, Rohan Verma, and Jaggi Bhangu in lead roles, among others. While the makers have not yet revealed the details about the plot, going by the first look, Paune 9 promises to take us on a twisted journey filled with suspense, obsession, and horror. With a stellar ensemble cast and intricate plot, Paune 9 will be an absolute treat for lovers of this genre.