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Chal Mera Putt
ChlMraPt.jpg
First look poster
Directed byJanjot Singh
Produced by
Screenplay by
  • Rakesh Dhawan
  • Kulwant Singh
Story byRakesh Dhawan
Starring
Music by
CinematographySandeep Patil
Edited bySadik Ali Shaikh
Production
company
Distributed by
  • Omjee Star Studios
  • Rhythm Boyz
Release date
  • 26 July 2019 (2019-07-26) (India)
Running time
124 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguagePunjabi
Box officeest. 30.75 crore[2][3]

Chal Mera Putt is a 2019 Indian Punjabi-language comedy-drama film directed by Janjot Singh and co-produced by Rhythm Boyz Entertainment, Gillz Network and Omjee Star Studios. It stars Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti, Akram Udas, Hardeep Gill and Gurshabad. The film revolves around Punjabis trying hard to make a living in a foreign land. It marked the feature film directorial debut for Janjot Singh.

The film written by Rakesh Dhawan, started its Principal photography in May 2019 at Birmingham, and ended in June 2019. Additional filming took place in Lahore and some parts of Punjab, India. Soundtrack of the film is composed by Dr Zeus and Gurcharan Singh, which features vocals from Gill, Gurshabad, Nimrat Khaira, and Bir Singh. It was released in India on 26 July 2019. As of 22 August 2019, the film has grossed 307.5 million (US$4.4 million) globally.

Plot

Cast

  • Amrinder Gill as Jaswinder Singh 'Jinder'[4]
  • Simi Chahal as Swaran Kaur 'Savy'[4]
  • Iftikhar Thakur as Chaudhary Shamsher
  • Nasir Chinyoti as Tavrej
  • Hardeep Gill as Bikkar Chacha
  • Akram Udas as Butta
  • Gurshabad as Balwinder Singh 'Billa'
  • Seema Kaushal as Chachi
  • Rup Khatkar as Bal
  • Raj Dhaliwal as Butta’s wife
  • Sanju Solanki as Billa’s father
  • Prabhjot Kaur as Chacha’s daughter
  • Nimrat Khaira as special appearance in song "Baddlan De Kaalje"
  • Agha Majid as Tavrej's Father

Soundtrack

Chal Mera Putt
Soundtrack album by
Released2019 (2019)
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelRhythm Boyz
Dr Zeus chronology
Laiye Je Yaarian
(2019)
Chal Mera Putt
(2019)

Soundtrack of the film is composed by Dr Zeus and Gurcharan Singh. Background score is also composed by Gurcharan Singh. Lyrics are written by Harmanjeet, Bir Singh, Satta Vairowalia, and Bunty Bains.[5]

Track List

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Baddlan De Kaalje"Bunty BainsDr ZeusAmrinder Gill
Nimrat Khaira
3:18
2."Chal Mera Putt (Title Track)"Satta VairowaliaDr ZeusAmrinder Gill
Gurshabad
2:40
3."Aaban De Deson"Satta VairowaliaDr ZeusAmrinder Gill2:15
4."Shiftaan"Satta VairowaliaDr ZeusGurshabad2:32
5."Gallan Na Changian"Davinder SinghDr ZeusGurshabad3:07
6."Jithe Malak Rakhda"Bir SinghGurcharan SinghBir Singh2:45

Production

Janjot Singh, Virasat Films, and Tata Benipal started working on Chal Mera Putt, Rakesh Dhawan developed the story and later approached to Rhythm Boyz Entertainment to produce. Amrinder Gill started his filming schedule even before the release of Laiye Je Yaarian. Also, Gill in an interview disclosed that the film is an Indian-Pakistan collaboration and is starring many actors from Pakistan including Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti and Akram Udas.[6] He said, "Our [Indian] films did well in Pakistan like Angrej and their stage dramas are loved in East Punjab. So we went for collaboration."[6] On 2 June 2019, Gill and Simi Chahal were confirmed as lead actors.[7][8] It marks the feature film directorial debut for Janjot Singh while his first announced film Aahlna is unreleased.[9]

Auditions for the film were held in February 2019 while principal photography of the film took place in single schedule of one month, it began on 25 May 2019[10] in Birmingham[6] and completed on 26 June 2019 where Sandeep Patil served as cinematographer.[11] Cast of the film spent more than a month in United Kingdom before filming to prepare for their respective characters.[12] Gill in an interview disclosed that filming was initially scheduled for February 2019 but was delayed due relations between India and Pakistan.[13] The film was edited by Sadik Ali Shaikh and its final cut ran for a total of 123 minutes and 51 seconds.[1]

Release and marketing

Chal Mera Putt was announced by Amrinder Gill in an interview with BBC in May 2019 and was released on 26 July 2019.[6] Despite being Indian films banned in Pakistan Chal Mera Putt was censored there, as Iftikhar Thakur is one of its producers.[14] The film was scheduled to be released on same day in Pakistan but was delayed as it doesn’t received NOC till date.[15] Thakur described its status as uncertain and said team is still trying to release the film. The film was released in UAE on 1 August 2019.[16] All Indian Cine Workers Association asked for the ban on the film for violating ban on collaboration with Pakistani artists set by association after 2019 Pulwama attack.[17] However, the film was released on its scheduled date.[18] Jarnail Singh, production supervisor of the film disclosed that team of the film has faced several problems and people had put various allegations on them including some web portals asking for boycott while some calling it anti-national. He added, “it is said that artists don’t belong to any religion or boundary, it’s their artistry that matters.”[19]

The first look poster of the film was released by Gill on his social media handles on 24 June 2019.[20] Second poster of the film was released on 7 July 2019 with Gill and Simi Chahal in it.[4] Official trailer of the film was released on 15 July 2019 by Rhythm Boyz on YouTube.[21] The trailer was well received by audience and was viewed near one million times within hours of its release.[22][23] As of August 2019, it has been viewed over 7.8 million times on YouTube.[24] First song "Baddlan De Kaalje" sung by Gill and Nimrat Khaira was released on 21 July 2019.[25] On 24 July 2019, title song of the film sung by Gill and Gurshabad was released.[26] On 25 July 2019, third song "Aaban De Deson" sung by Gill was released. The song depicted the pain and struggle of girls in foreign countries.[27] On 28 July 2019, song "Shiftaan" sung by Gurshabad was released.[28] In August 2019, songs "Gallan Na Changian" by Gurshabad and "Jithe Malak Rakhda" by Bir Singh were released.[29]

Reception

Box office

Chal Mera Putt was opened at (#6) with A$313,404 and NZ$87,874 at Australia[30] and New Zealand respectively.[31] Also, at the time of release it had a record opening for Punjabi films in Australia for the year.[32] In North America, the film grossed $464,051 in its opening weekend including $153,103 in United States and $310,945 in Canada.[33] In India, the film opened with 63% occupancy at national multiplexes.[34] In United Kingdom, the film grossed £99,293 in its opening weekend.[35] The film grossed over A$530,672 and NZ$144,493 in Australia[30] and New Zealand in its first week.[36]It became the highest ever grossing punjabi film in Austrailia.

Territory-wise breakup[3][37]
Territories Gross revenue Opening Weekend
Canada US$1,169,662 (₹8.36 crore)[3] US$310,945 (₹2.15 crore)[38]
United States US$424,878 (₹3.04 crore)[3] US$153,103 (₹1.06 crore)[38]
Australia A$933,536 (₹4.51 crore)[3] A$313,404 (₹1.50 crore)[30]
New Zealand NZ$219,992 (₹1.01 crore)[3] NZ$87,874 (₹40.35 lacs)[31]
United Kingdom £364,678 (₹3.16 crore)[3] £99,293 (84.7 lacs)[35]
Germany €33,059 (₹26.07 lacs)[3]
Spain €36,168 (₹28 lacs)[39] €18,928 (₹14.51 lacs)[40]
Italy €27,188 (₹21.05 lacs)[41] €25,237 (₹19.54 lacs)[42]
United Arab Emirates US$112,482 (₹80 lacs)[37] US$96,344 (₹69 lacs)[37]

Critical reception

Gurnaaz Kaur of The Tribune gave 3/5 stars, praising lead cast, she said, “Amrinder Gill is convincing. He is mostly calm and poised [a requirement of his character]. His innocence and naughtiness is heartening. Simi Chahal, on the other hand, looks her bubbly self and plays her part well; just that she doesn’t have that much presence in the movie.” She also praised performances from Gurshabad, Hardeep Gill, Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti and Akram Udas. In last added, “The comic timing, the dialogue delivery, the punches— Chal Mera Putt gains on all points.“[43]

Controversy

Release in India

AICWA demanding Ban on the release of Chal Mera Putt.

During the Principal photography of the film, AICWA (All India Cine Workers Association) wrote a letter to the chief minister of Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh demanding a ban on the release of the release of Chal Mera Putt. It was because after the Pulwama attack AICWA posed a ban on pakistani artists in all entertainment industries of India and Chal Mera Putt featured several Pakistani actors including Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti and Akram Udaas. The copy of this letter was also sent to Prakash Javadekar (Minister of Information & Broadcasting, India), Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (Minister of External Affairs, India) and Prasoon Joshi (Chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification).[44][better source needed]

Release in Pakistan

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