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Yearender: Bollywood movies in 2014 that had regional touch

Punjabi “tadka” in Hindi movies has been a route to success for Bollywood films over the years. 2014, too, had its share of films which not only had a Punjabi touch, but even depicted the region in a beautiful manner. Here we bring you some of the movies of 2014 which had a regional flavor.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 26, 2014 00:01 IST
Divya Sharma

Punjabi “tadka” in Hindi movies has been a route to success for Bollywood films over the years. 2014, too, had its share of films which not only had a Punjabi touch, but even depicted the region in a beautiful manner. Here we bring you some of the movies of 2014 which had a regional flavor.

Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania



Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar under the banner of Dharma production had a predominant Punjabi flavor. The movie was extensively shot in Ambala, Chandigarh and Delhi.



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The film was among the movies that got better opening this year and earned about Rs 82.44 crore. Apart from having a Punjabi background, the song ‘Saturday Saturday ’originally sung by Indeep Bakshi and was recreated by Sharib – Toshi and popular song "Samjhawa" sung by Arjit Singh, and Sherya Ghosal were added to make it more real.



Highway



The 21st February release had depicted the beauty of nature in the best possible manner. The movie had a Haryanavi touch with the main lead Randeep Hooda, playing a Haryanavi character. The movie was shot in parts of Punjab, Himachal as well as Kashmir.



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The movie charmed the audience with its multi-regional approach and was a treat to cinematic lovers. The makers successfully added ‘Punjabi flavour’ through song "Pataka Guddi."The movie released in 700 screens across India collected about 47 crore at the box office.



Haider



Modern adaption of William Shakespeare's tragic play ‘Hamlet’, Haider had a Kashmiri flavor. The movie focuses on insurgency-hit Kashmir conflict of 1995. The script was written by Vishal Bharwadaj and Basharat Peer and was critically acclaimed.



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The makers made sure that it had vernacular touch with Kashmiri words being used in the dialogues. Moreover, shot in different parts of the region; it has lived the spirit of the Valley. The movie was awarded People’s choice Award in the Mondo Genere category in 9th Rome festival this year.



Chaar Sahibzaade



Punjabi movie Chaar Sahibzaade directed by Harry Baweja and produced by Pammi Baweja under the banner Baweja Movies, narrates the sacrifices of sons of 10th Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh—Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh. https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10421192_356351634542279_8614201724505019969_n.jpg?oh=bef5347cb5d3c6801436f30c02a812ce&oe=5537898B&__gda__=1430157826_abb3866702e5fadbbda7db71ccc4a9fe

Photo credits: Offical facebookpageThe movie got thundering response all across the world. The film was produced in Punjabi, English as well in Hindi.



Two states



This one is a must add to the list .The movie had a Punjabi and Tamilian flavour. The dialogues in the movie by Amrita Singh are not only unique but reflect the spirit of the region.

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The movie was based on book "Two States" written by Chetan Bhagat. This movie fairly depicted the culture of both the states.



Total Siyappa



Total Siyappa actually turned out to be Siyappa in real sense. The movie flopped at the box office. But it had a strong Punjabi as well Pakistani tone. Kirron Kher successfully played the role of Punjabi mother. I



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t is the story of the chaos that starts when Aman (a Pakistani man) played by Ali Zafar hopes to marry Asha (a Punjabi girl) Yammi Gautam.