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Bathinda

'Stupid 7' an 'intelligent' film
HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Bathinda, January 28, 2013
First Published: 20:17 IST(28/1/2013)
Last Updated: 20:17 IST(28/1/2013)
Film diredtor and writer Pali Bhupinder Singh. HT photo

The Punjabi film industry is ready to put a youth-centric movie on the silver screen that weaves seven stories into one.


"Stupid 7" is based on Punjabi musical play "Me and My Story" and it will be released in Punjab, Haryana and Delhi on February 1 under the banner Offstage Creations. Besides entertainment, it focuses on social message.

Punjabi cinema has come a long way from being just a minimalist regional expression to coming out with works that are strong, realistic, and created with technical excellence. 'Stupid 7' features Milind Gaba, Pukhraj Bhalla, Jasmeet Kaur, Karanjit Singh, Saibi Sodhi, Gunit Cour, Sukhman Brar, Janatpreet along with Guggu Gill, Jaswinder Bhalla, Razia Sukhbir, Parmod Pabbi, Ramnik Sandhu, Rajni, Gujral, Arjuna Bhalla, Harmeet Sanghi, Gaurav Vij and others.

Sandeep Kakkar and JR Kakkar are its producers; Lalli Dhillon, Surjit Singh, and Rekha Kakkar are co producers, Pali Bhupinder Singh is director, while the music by Jeetu. The film's songs written by Pali Bhupinder Singh and Aksh Mehraj are recorded in the voices of Kamal Khan, Ashok Masti, Milind Gaba, and Harshdeep Kaur.

Pali, screenwriter of "Stupid 7" tips the movie to be a youth-centric family drama blended with comic moments. It is the story of generation gap in terms of attitude and approach towards life and issues. "There is no Jatt-waad in the film," said Pali Bhupinder Singh, "It's a different story, which the audience will relate to."

"As teenagers, we consider our elders to be "stupid" and vice versa. The real drama starts when both generations try to deal with life in own ways. It's the difference of opinion that creates the comedy. Stupid 7 is a complete family entertainer."

The movie was shot in and around Moga. Dhirendra Shukla is its cinematographer.
 
Playing the character of Savvi Brar in "Stupid 7", Sukhman Singh Brar has also worked with famous theatre artiste Tony Baatish. He is son of a Bathinda businessman, Inderjit Singh Brar, and now he has shifted to Chandigarh.

"I took a month's leave from my school in Bathinda on my father's advice," said Brar. "My father is keen that I continue my education."

Comedian Jaswinder Bhalla and singer Ashok Masti promoted the movie at a shopping mall in Bathinda on Sunday.


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