Since the last few decades, Punjabi Cinema has established its root in Punjab region of South Asia. Today Punjabi Cinema is not just prominent in few fragments of Punjab but it has undergone a boom in many parts of India and Canada. According to data recorded in 2009, over 900 to 1000 punjabi films have been produced. And the average number of releases in a year is transforming by time. Punjabi movies have witness a make over with the participation of Bollywood actors of punjabi descent and enlarging budgets and hence we might see a lot of awesome upcoming punjabi movies 2013 making to this list of Best Punjabi Movies very shortly. Kolkata was the place where first punjabi movie was made and the movie was released in Lahore,capital of Pakistani Punjab.
10. Desi Romeo
Desi Romeo is the crazy punjabi movie released on 15th June 2012. The film was produced by Babbu Maan who himself plays role in the movie. The casting of movie includes Babbu Maan, Shilpa Dhar,Harjit Harman, Bhupinder Gill, Raavi Bal and Jasprem Dhillon in the leading roles.The overall collection of the movie in Box Office is Rs 20 million. The plotting of movie comprises the six boys story. The boys are famous in their college for the Music they produce. Mirza group gets jealous because of their fame and success. The story shows how they get shifted from hostel to 55 number house.They romanced with girls(JULIET) in the PG.The movie shows the accomplishment of their carrier through their singing and musical talent. The movie is an entertaining stuff with full of romance, action and musical passion.
9.Asa Nu Maan Watna Da
Asa Nu Maan Watna Da is a punjabi family drama. Directed by Manmohan Singh it was released in 2004 and starring Harbhajan Mann.The movie plots Canada based businessman Kanwaljit Singh Tilon who used to send money to his brother, Deep so that he could invest in some real-estate and property in Punjab.He returns to his village in Kapurthala with his entire family,his wife,son( Mehr) and a daughter(Aman) who is a medical college student to stay with his brother deep for a year. They are treated very well by Deep and his wife, Harbans. Both Aman and Mehr find their life partners in the village. Situations change gradually and Kanwaljit decides to permanently reside in his hometown and won’t return to Canada.
8. Mera Pind
Mera film is a punjabi movie by Manmohan Singh starring Harbhajan Mann and Navjot Singh Sidhu in the lead roles.It also casts Kimi Verma and Gurpreet Ghuggi. It was released on September20, 2008. Mera Pind was a hit during its initial week and grossed 50 lakhs in its opening.In the movie Himmat’s(Harbhajan Maan’s) family manages to procure good education for him at Patiala’s Punjabi University.When he completes his education his family also arranges his marriage with a wealthy bride based in America so that he could left his country and live a peaceful and well settled life.But Himmat disagrees with his parent’s view. NRI Navroz Singh Lamba (Navjot Sidhu) spread the message of empowerment, hard work and entrepreneurship amidst the youth of village. Himmat decided to start a business by opening Dhabba in the village. He also has to face opposition from the father of his love Resham(Kimmi Verma).The movie was a blockbuster worldwide total earning Rs 2.75 crore during two weeks.
7.Des Hoyaa Pardes
Des Hoyaa Pardes is a punjabi movie based on common man’s life in Punjab during 1980s.The movie was directed by Manoj Punj and was released on December 23, 2004. The movie casts Gurdas Maan, Juhi Chawla and Divya Dutta in main roles.The story has plotting of 1984 when Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi was killed by her Sikh bodyguards and then Sikhs have to face the state of harassment from Punjab Police. Gursharan Singh Soman(Gurdas Maan) is a villager in Punjab who was forced to hide weapons in his home by terrorists. Later on he was arrested instead of claiming himself innocent.Gursharan Singh has married Jassi Sandhu(Juhi Chawala) who was only daughter of Station House Officer.Finally Gursharan Singh with his wife manage to leave India and settle in USA. The film was awarded with the best regional film.
6.Tera Mera Ki Rishta
Tera Mera Ki Rishta is a romantic punjabi movie casting Jimmy Shergill opposite Kulraj Randhawa in the lead role.The starring also includes other prominent actors like Anupam Kher, Archana Puran Singh,Raj Babbar, Binnu Dhillon, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Dolly Minhas .Movie was released worldwide on 10 April 2009.It is remake of a Telugu hit movie ‘Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana’.The story plots Meet(Jimmy Shergill), a punjabi chap from Canada. Meet loves to play ice hockey and various adventurous tasks. Rajjo (Kulraj Randhawa) is a simple and family loving girl from a village in Punjab.Coming from their different world, they happen to meet each other at a marriage ceremony. Gradually both fall in love for each other.The movie takes a turn when fate separated their ways and they have to face obstructions from their families.Meet can’t loose his love.So at the end he finally manages to win her. The movie also has high record of grossing $108,741 in initial two weeks.
5.Jihne Mera Dil Luteya
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya is a punjabi love triangle casting Gippy Grewal, Neeru Bajwa and Diljit Dosanjh in leading roles.The movie was directed by Mandeep Kumar and released on 29 July 2011.The movie was a winner in Box Office because of its fine opening.The movie grossed Rs 20 crore during its first week which is one of the finest witnessed by any punjabi movie.All the actors have shown their best in the film which makes it a success despite of its typical story. Being funny most of the time, the actors have also performed well in serious and emotional parts of movie.Their chemistry have shown in a much admirable way throughout the movie.The movie starts with the mischievous activities of Yuvraj and Gurnoor and their lives undergo a change when pretty, delightful and sexy girl Noor enters in their lives.Both give their best shot to win Noor’s heart. The dialogues of the movie were natural and very true to one’s life.The movie is played in continuous flow with no breaks and jerks.In a nutshell, the entire movie is a real comedy with emotions and advents.
4.Mel Karade Rabba
Mel Karade Rabba is a punjabi drama film directed by Navaniat Singh. The film stars Jimmy Shergill, Neeru Bajwa and Gippy Grewal. The film was released globally on July 16, 2010.The movie shows Rajveer ( Jimmy Shergill ) studying in a university.He is a tempered dude who acts as an angry guy in front of college girls. Rajveer astonishingly fell for the most beautiful girl of the college Seerat ( Neeru Bajwa ) when he sees her first time. He starts to think his whole world in Seerat but she hates him as he always used to fight in college.Gradually, Rajveer impresses Seerat and both starts to love each other. When Seerat’s parent comes to know about Rajveer’s reality they fixed Seerat and Nihaal(Gippy Grewal) engagement. At last both Rajveer and Nihal fight for her love. They used all the weapons like hockey sticks, chains and daggers to kill each other and win Seerat’s love. The movie earned Rs 10.50 crores from various screens across the globe.
3.Jatt and Juliet
Jatt and Juliet is another fantastic comedy and romantic Punjabi stuff starring Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa in opposite. The film was directed by Anurag Singh and released on 29 June 2012. The film proves to be a grand blockbusters at every Box Office. In the movie Fateh Singh(Diljit Dosanjh) was a crazy punjabi villager who wants to settle in Canada. For that purpose he decides to marry a canada base girl so that he could get citizenship and settle there. Pooja(Neeru Bajwa) on the other hand is a modern girl who wants to do fashion designing from canada. At many junctures Fateh and pooja happens to face each other.They also have to pretend as husband and wife many times.Gradually both started to fall for each other but both were not ready to accept it. Pooja’s fiance Yuvraj take her to India for marriage.Later when Fateh comes to know that Pooja is single, he rushes to her and propose her. The movie has breathtaking record of 100% occupancy and grossed Rs 10.80 Cr after the four weeks from its date of release. Jatt and Juliet will be the second punjabi movie to have its sequel. The first was Yaaran Naal Bahaaran. Jatt and Juliet was a great hit fetching several top awards like Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor at Film Awards 2013 conducted by PTC.
2. Yaar Anmulle
Yaar Annmulle is 2011 Punjabi film based on the college life of three friends. The movie was released on October 7, 2011 starring Arya Babbar, Harish Verma, Yuvraj Hans (Hans Raj Hans’s son),Kajal Jain,Jividha Ashta, Jenny Ghottra. The movie was directed by directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Rajan Batra and Vivek Ohri. The plots the story of three college friends Guri, Sher Singh and Deep,studying and living in same university. Their friendship is explored by bunking classes, fighting with a opposite group, talking and droll over numerous issues which they always do together.All three fell in love and their affairs turned out in complicated way. In the climax all are settled well with their respective partners and also with everlasting friendship. The movie has earned Rs 6.2 crore at Box Office.
1.Carry on Jatta
Carry on Jatta is 2012 satire having Gippy Grewal opposite Mahie Gill in main role. The film was directed by Smeep Kang and was released on 27 July 2012. Jass(Gippy Grewal) love Mahie(Mahie Gill) but she always wants to marry someone who is an orphan like her so that she don’t have to bear interference from family. Jass pretends to be an orphan in front of Mahie and they both fell in love with each other and later on get married. The consequence of their marriage is comedy of errors and the climax is comical patch up of characters.Carry On Jatta had recorded the second highest opening fetching Rs 6.1 million for any Punjabi film. It also did well in countries like Canada, Australia, UK and New Zealand. The film had its shooting in Jalandhar district of Punjab.