Arjun Patiala

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Arjun Patiala
Arjun Patiala poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRohit Jugraj
Produced byBhushan Kumar
Dinesh Vijan
Krishan Kumar
Sandeep Leyzell
Written byRitesh Shah
Sandeep Leyzell
StarringDiljit Dosanjh
Kriti Sanon
Varun Sharma
Music bySongs:
Sachin-Jigar
Akash D
Guru Randhawa
Score:
Ketan Sodha
CinematographySudip Sengupta
Edited byHuzefa Lokhandwala
Production
company
T-Series
Maddock Films
Bake My Cake Films
Distributed byAA Films
Release date
  • 26 July 2019 (2019-07-26)[1]
Running time
106 minutes[2]
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Budget25 crore[3]
Box officeest. 9.24 crore[4]

Arjun Patiala is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language action spoof film directed by Rohit Jugraj.[5] Produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Dinesh Vijan and Sandeep Leyzell under T-Series, Maddock Films and Bake My Cake Films, it stars Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma.[6] The narrative revolves around a newly appointed police officer who attempts to curb crime and corruption in his town with the help of his sidekick.

The film was theatrically released in India on 26 July 2019.[7]

Plot[edit]

A director meets a producer and he queries about all elements of a masala film (songs, villian, fights, comedy scenes, etc) and approves it without even reading the script.

The director insists on reading out the script to him, which the producer agrees. The script is about Arjun Patiala who wins the national Judo championship. As a reward, he is offered the post of an Inspector and he takes charge of Ferozpur police station where Onida Singh a constable becomes his sidekick. He earns the respect of his colleagues on the first day with his wit and integrity. There is a rendezvous with Baby Narula and as the director narrates there is a needless item song inserted for entertainment.

Sometime later he meets Ritu a journalist and sparks fly between them. Next day DSP Amarjeet Singh Gill visits their police station and tells Arjun that crime free district is his dream. A local drug lord Baldev Singh Rana thrashes constable from his station. Ritu expecting ignorance from police for this incident reaches the crime spot and berates the police for inaction. Arjun Singh also reaches the place and trashes the Baldev and arrests him. Ritu is impressed and they start dating.

Arjun Singh meets her in her office and gets information on the crime scene of the district. She explains him of rivalry between Baladev and Dilbaugh and Sakool an emerging crime lord.

With limited resources and legal constrains Arjun decides to instigate a gang war amongst the gangs which is the only way to eliminate the criminals. He gives Sakool location of Baladev and he kills him in presence of roadside vendors and Arjun Singh. At media briefing police claims there were no witnesses. Ritu believes that there have to be witnesses because the murder occurred at a busy street, she investigates and smells something fishy. She meets Arjun and expresses her concerns and asks him to be honest with her. He lies to her that he has no role to play in this. DSP Gill introduces Arjun to MLA Makkad who also appears to be upright and supports their action.

One by one all the gangsters are killed except Sakool. Ritu is suspicious of all these gang wars and finally confronts Arjun. She offers him 2 choices, either she investigates all the killings or they separate, which leads to their break-up. She meets Sakool and tells him about her suspicions and tries to alert him of his possible death. Sakool tries to kill her because of her intricate knowledge of the crime world & she can become possible witness to his plan of double-crossing the Police, but somehow she manages to escape.

While following a lead on Ritu's editor, Onida enters the home of Makkad and see DSP Gill with the editor discussing their plans to take over the vacuum in the criminal world. Realising they are being toyed he tries to alert Arjun. However, his cover is exposed and has to run for his life. The trio (MLA, DSP & editor) visit Arjun Singh and Makkad gives him an ultimatum to kill Sakool and Onida. She further tells him that she would personally inspect their dead bodies in the morgue. Arjun calls Onida & asks him to meet near a bridge and shoots him in front of Makkad. Later in the day he calls her to the morgue to inspect the bodies of Sakool & Onida. When she arrives at the morgue Sakool and Onida shows up alive and Arjun has double-crossed both Makkad and Sakool. They is a fist fight at the scene and Arjun is able to escape with DSP Gill and Onida. Sakool and Makkad also escape in the morgue van. Sakool chases Arjun to his ancestral home and after a long cat and mouse chase Sakool is shot dead when his father accidentally fires Arjun's gun. Makkad is sent to jail, Arjun and Ritu reconcile and there is a happy ending as expected of a Masala Film.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The story is written by Ritesh Shah.[10]

Principal photography began in February 2018 and ended in July 2018.[11][12] It was shot in Chandigarh and some areas of Punjab.[13]

Soundtrack[edit]

Arjun Patiala
Soundtrack album by
Released20 July 2019 [14]
Recorded2018-2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length16:02
LanguageHindi
LabelT-Series
Sachin-Jigar chronology
Stree
(2018)
Arjun Patiala
(2019)
Made In China
(2019)
External audio
audio icon Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music is composed by Sachin–Jigar, Akash D and Guru Randhawa, with lyrics by Guru Randhawa, Priya Saraiya and Akash D.[15]

The first song release was Main Deewana Tera, performed by Guru Randhawa.[16]

Track listing
No.TitleLyricsSinger(s)Length
1."Main Deewana Tera" (Music: Sachin-Jigar, Guru Randhawa)Guru RandhawaGuru Randhawa, Nikhita Gandhi3:14
2."Crazy Habibi v/s Decent Munda" (Music: Sachin-Jigar, Guru Randhawa)Guru RandhawaGuru Randhawa, Benny Dayal3:03
3."Dil Todeya" (Music: Sachin-Jigar, Guru Randhawa)Guru RandhawaDiljit Dosanjh3:15
4."Sachiya Mohabbatan" (Music: Sachin-Jigar)Priya SaraiyaSachet Tandon3:31
5."Sip Sip" (Music: Akash D)Akash DGuru Bhullar2:59
Total length:16:02

Marketing and release[edit]

The film was supposed to open on 13 September 2018 but was first postponed to 3 May 2019, then to 19 July and finally to 26 July.[17][1]

Dinesh Vijan of Maddock Films has stated that the film won't be released in Pakistan due to the Pulwama Attack that happened in Kashmir, India.[18]

Reception[edit]

Critical response[edit]

Ronak Kotecha of The Times of India rated the film 2/5 stars, noting that in the second half, the writing, direction and execution seemed childish. He felt the music was average except for one number. Concluding, Kotecha wrote, "Spoof comedies can be a tricky affair and this one is way too underwhelming to tickle your funny bone for full two hours."[19] Jyoti Sharma Bawa of the Hindustan Times gave 1/5 stars and felt that Shah and Leyzell’s script failed and the film was lost between 'a parody and just another run-of-the-mill film'. Bawa opined, "Spoof as a genre has rarely been tried in Hindi cinema and someone needs to crack that egg – heaven knows there is a lot waiting to be explored; Arjun Patiala, alas, isn’t that film."[20] Devesh Sharma reviewing for Filmfare rated the film with 2.5/5 stars, praising the supporting cast of Seema Pahwa, Ronit Roy, and Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub. He wrote, "More was expected from the film but it just doesn’t aim high enough ... the ingredients are all there but the execution isn’t up to mark. The film kind of over-promises but under-delivers."[21]

Box office[edit]

Arjun Patiala had the opening day collection of 1.25 crore and the second day collection of 1.50 crore, whereas the third day collection was 1.75 crores, taking its total opening weekend collection to 4.50 crore. The opening week gross of the film was 9.18 crore.[4]

As of 8 August 2019, with a gross of 7.86 crore in India and 1.38 crore overseas, the film has a worldwide gross collection of 9.24 crore.[4]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Arjun Patiala". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 24 July 2019.
  3. ^ "Arjun Patiala Box Office Collection Day 2: No magic in Diljit Dosanjh-Kriti Sanon starrer". Business Today. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Arjun Patiala Box Office". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  5. ^ IANS (26 April 2019). "Kriti Sanon: 'Arjun Patiala' is a spoofy kind of comedy". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 April 2019.
  6. ^ Mimansa Shekhar (14 May 2018). "Arjun Patiala first look: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma are ready to tickle your funny bones". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Diljit Dosanjh-Kriti Sanon starrer 'Arjun Patiala' gets a new release date; to clash with 'Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas'". DNA. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
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  12. ^ "Shooting for 'Arjun Patiala' wraps up - Times of India". Archived from the original on 19 July 2018. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  13. ^ Monika Rawal Kukreja (27 March 2018). "Punjabi fever grips Bollywood: Namaste England, Arjun Patiala, Gold, Paltan all set up camp in Punjab". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Arjun Patiala - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  15. ^ Mehak Sabharwal (28 July 2018). "EXCLUSIVE: Out of Gold, Stree and Arjun Patiala, music duo Sachin-Jigar have chosen their favourite". Times Now. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Arjun Patiala song Main Deewana Tera: Diljit woos Kriti in this peppy dance number". The Indian Express. 26 June 2019. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  17. ^ FP Staff (27 March 2019). "Arjun Patiala: Kriti Sanon, Diljit Dosanjh's film gets a new release date, will now hit theatres on 19 July". Firstpost. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  18. ^ FP Staff (19 February 2019). "Dinesh Vijan on canceling release of Luka Chuppi in Pakistan: It's time we stand in solidarity of Pulwama attacks". Firstpost. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  19. ^ Kotecha, Ronak (26 July 2019). "ARJUN PATIALA MOVIE REVIEW". The Times of India. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  20. ^ Sharma Bawa, Jyoti (26 July 2019). "Arjun Patiala movie review: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon can't make up for lack of jokes". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  21. ^ Sharma, Devesh (26 July 2019). "Movie Review: Arjun Patiala". Filmfare. Retrieved 26 July 2019.

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