Punjabi movie Punjab 1984 opened to an overwhelming response, not only in India but also abroad. According to reports and trade analysts, the movie is expected to break the record of highest opening in Punjabi cinema.
Having received a humongous start on the very first day, both India and abroad, film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted, "Punjabi film #Punjab1984 achieves the highest opening day figures Rs 1.41 crore on Friday in India."
#Punjab1984 achieves the HIGHEST opening day figure of ₹ 1.41 cr on Fri in India - Punjab ₹ 1.24 cr + Rest of India ₹ 17 lacs. SUPERB!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 28, 2014
Not only this, all praises for his wife, Kirron Kher, playing role of a mother in search of her lost son, actor Anupam Kher tweeted, "Jai Ho.:) @HONEY4196: i just watched @KirronKherBJP in a movie. only if there was something bigger than oscars she deserves that.#punjab1984."
A show host with BBC Asian Network, Dipps Bhamrah said on microblogging site twitter, "A film people will be proud to say is one the best #Punjabi films in history...if not the best! @diljitdosanjh & crew well done! #Punjab1984."
Besides critics, actors and singers, Twitterati has also showered praises on the movie, based on the true events of the 1984 riots. Here are some of the twitter reactions.
So glad that I got to watch #Punjab1984 before its release in the UK. No other film maker showed this before. Made me cry. A must watch film
— Robbie Singh (@robbiewahi) June 26, 2014