Ardaas (film)

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Ardaas
Ardaas.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGippy Grewal
Produced byGippy Grewal
Sukhjinder Bhachu
Pushpinder Happy
Sippy Grewal
Aman Khatkar
Badshah (Aditya Singh)[1]
Written byGippy Grewal
Story byGippy Grewal
StarringGurpreet Ghuggi
Ammy Virk
B.N. Sharma
Rana Ranbir
Karamjit Anmol
Mandy Takhar
Isha Rikhi
Music byJatinder Shah
CinematographyBaljit Singh Deo
Edited byBaljit Singh Deo
Production
company
Humble Motion Pictures
Sippy Grewal Productions
Aman Khatkar Arsara Films
Release date
  • 11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)
Running time
135 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguagePunjabi
Box office17 Crore

Ardaas is an Indian Punjabi-language film. It is directed and written by Gippy Grewal and the dialogues are written by Rana Ranbir[3] and was released on 11 March 2016.[4][5]

Cast[edit]

  • Gurpreet Ghuggi as Master Gurmukh Singh
  • Ammy Virk as Agyapal Singh/Aasi
  • B.N. Sharma as Subedar
  • Karamjit Anmol as Shambhu Nath/Lala
  • Rana Ranbir as Lottery (Postman)
  • Mandy Takhar as Binder
  • Sardar Sohi as Diler Singh Sohi (Aasi's father)
  • Isha Rikhi as Mannat Brar
  • Meher Vij as Baani
  • Anmol Verma as Mithu
  • Satwant Kaur as Lady Doctor
  • Harinder Bhullar as Master Farlo
  • Gurpreet Bhangu as Beebi (Gurmukh's mother)
  • Parminder Gill Barnala as Bhaani (School Maid)
  • Hobby Dhaliwal as Shamsher Singh Brar
  • Gippy Grewal as Sukhi (Cameo Appearance as Mithu's Father)
  • Prince KJ Singh as Hanger
  • Malkit Rauni as Ronak Singh
  • Raj Dhaliwal as School Teacher
  • Harby Sangha as Sapp
  • Zora Randhawa as Pinku Brar

Track list[edit]

S.No Track Singer Lyrics Music
1. Daata Ji Nachhatar Gill Happy Raikoti Jatinder Shah
2. Kawa Wali Panchait Ammy Virk Gill Raunta
3. Jann Ton Pyara Tarannum Malik & Happy Raikoti Happy Raikoti
4. Mere Sahib Gippy Grewal & Sunidhi Chauhan Happy Raikoti
5. Nain Ammy Virk & Gurlez Akhtar Amrit Mann
6. Fakeera Kanwar Grewal Happy Raikoti

Reception[edit]

Ardaas was premiered on 10 March 2016 as part of Punjabi International Film Festival Toronto 2016 in Brampton (Canada).[6] Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan praised the story and trailer of the film.[7][8]

Box office[edit]

First time in history of Punjabi cinema two major Superstars' films were released on same day, Ardaas and Love Punjab.[9]

Ardaas grossed 2.97 crore (US$430,000) at 61 screens and failed to beat overseas box-office records of Love Punjab and Diljit Dosanjh's Sardaar Ji.[10]

Critical response[edit]

The Tribune reviewed Ardaas as a film that will touch every heart as it doesn’t have a lesson but has meaning.[11] CNN-IBN reviewed Ardaas as a film that will help you understand how every experience in life that has the potential of becoming a spiritual experience.[12]

Sequel[edit]

Sequel Ardaas 2 is planned to be released in 2019. On 30 September 2018, Gippy Grewal announced the sequel through his social media.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Feel proud to be part of 'Ardaas': Badshah". The Statesman. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "ARDAAS". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ "An 'Ardaas' to end drug menace in Punjab".
  4. ^ Offensive, Marking Them (4 December 2015). "Official poster of Gippy Grewal's 'Ardaas' looks promising". The Times of India. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  5. ^ Service, Tribune News (6 January 2016). "Anyway talking of directors, actor-singer, and now producer cum director, Gippy Grewal comes with a film based on drug menace in Punjab, Ardaas". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Gippy Grewal's Ardaas to premier on March 10 as part of PIFF Toronto 2016". Your South Asian Focus online newspaper. 4 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Can't wait to see the film: Aamir Khan lauds Gippy Grewal's 'Ardaas'".
  8. ^ India, Press Trust of (19 February 2016). "Aamir praises Gippy Grewal's film on farmers' plight". Business Standard News. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  9. ^ "'Ardaas' vs 'Love Punjab': Why the Punjabi film industry should have avoided the box office clash this Friday". IBNLive. 10 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Overseas box office collection: 'Love Punjab,' 'Ardaas' fail to beat 'Sardaar Ji' international records".
  11. ^ "MOVIE REVIEW — ARDAAS: A prayer answered".
  12. ^ "'Ardaas' review: Gippy Grewal's directorial venture is a heartfelt film with nuanced performances".
  13. ^ "Gippy Grewal Shares An Update About Ardaas 2 - Details Inside". www.ghaintpunjab.com. Retrieved 9 October 2018.