Year 2014 witnessed evolution in the Punjabi Cinema to an extent. Always being criticised for following the same comedy genre, Tollywood (Punjabi film industry) broke the taboo with some of the best considered movies this year.Here is the list of some Punjabi movies that were critically acclaimed in the year 2014:
Chaar Sahibzade portrayed Punjab’s religious history in animation form. Directed by Harry Baweja, it narrates the story about the valor strength and courage of four sons (Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh) of Guru Gobind Singh, tenth Sikh Guru, who bravely fought with the Mughal empire at a very tender age.
This movie was not only well received by the viewers, but by many religious bodies in the Punjab as well. Akal Takht (Sikh religious body) praised it and lauded Chaar Sahibzade for gloriously portraying Sikh history).
Punjab 1984, a tale based on the period of 1984, became the highest opener in Punjabi cinema. The movie received an overwhelming response not only in nation but abroad as well. Veteran filmmakers of Bollywood praised it and quoted it as one of the best the best Punjabi movies made so far.
The movie tells the story of mother who is in a search of her son during 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Directed by Anurag Singh, starring Diljit Dosanj, Kirron Kher and Sonam Bajwa in the lead role, the movie has been critically acclaimed. Diljit Dosanj, a Tollywood actor and a Punjabi singer, who have been known for working in funky comedy movies, also reached a new height with this project.
Aa Gaye Munde UK de
Punjab is a region where most of the people aspire to go aboard. The trend has made its place in the Punjab's social system and is also considered as a "status symbol". Directed by Manmohan Singh, "Aa Gaye Munde UK de" is the sequel of Munde UK de. This romantic comedy movie has tried to depict Punjabi's obsession with going abroad in a lighter note.
Though it didn’t offer a refreshing story, it succeeded in entertaining the audience. The actors in the movie, including Jimmy Shergil, Neeru Bajwa, Binnu Dhillon and Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi won the hearts of the audience with their performance.
Kaum De Heere
Kaum De Heere, a story based on event of Beant Singh and Kehar Singh, who assassinated Indira Gandhi, got a lot of media coverage due to its controversial theme. Dal Khalsa also slammed BJP government in the Centre for banning Kaum De Heere in various parts of the nation.
Since it portrays Indira Gandhi assassination, the Centre government also withdrew its censor certification from the movie. The movie is barred from release in India.
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Disco Singh is a romantic film comedy. Directed by Anurag Singh, it is the third film that the actor –director (Diljit Dosanj-Anurag Singh) duo have made together.
It’s a pure entertainer. Disco Singh is a Punjabi fairy tale where the male protagonist living a humble life, longs for a famous model. With the turn of the events, he gets a dream girl of his life.