Dheeraj Rattan

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Dheeraj Rattan
BornOctober 28, 1974
OccupationWriter, Director
Years active2004–present

Dheeraj Rattan is an Indian writer and director, best known for his work in the movies Jatt & Juliet, Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 and Singh vs Kaur, among several other blockbusters from the Punjabi film industry. He is credited with being one of the talents who played a key role in taking Punjabi cinema to greater heights in the past decade.[1] He is a leading, sought-after writer and director, widely appreciated and recognized for bringing a different style of storytelling to Punjabi cinema with stories.


After a stint as an Assistant Director in Bollywood in 2007, Rattan established his career as a screenplay and story writer with the films Mumbai Salsa and Haal-e-Dil. Between 2008 and 2011, he worked with Vikram Bhatt on three successive movies in the horror, mystery and thriller genres, namely 1920, Shaapit and Phhir. He simultaneously made his screenplay and dialogue writing debut in the Punjabi film industry with the movie Mel Karade Rabba, starring Jimmy Shergill, Gippy Grewal and Neeru Bajwa, which went on to become the biggest Punjabi hit of that time, with the highest opening day, weekend and week collections for any Punjabi film at the time of its release. It collected Rs 1.95 cr in Punjab alone in its opening week.[2] Since then, Rattan has written several critically acclaimed and commercially successful blockbusters in Punjabi cinema, including Jatt & Juliet 1 & 2, Best of Luck and Romeo Ranjha. In addition to writing their scripts, with the films Saadi Love Story and Ishq Garaari, he also made his directorial debut,[3] which was widely received with appreciation and positive responses from critics and masses alike. His film Shareek, released in October 2015, is a hit family drama directed by Navaniat Singh, starring Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill and Guggu Gill, produced under the banner of Ohri Productions and Green Planet Productions. His last release Ambarsariya, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Lauren Gottlieb was a blockbuster hit in India and abroad.

His 2016 releases Sardaar Ji 2 starring Diljit Dosanjh and Sonam Bajwa, and Kaptaan starring Gippy Grewal and Monica Gill, were eagerly awaited.


Film Year Credits
Banjara 2018 Writer
Ashke 2018 Writer
Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua 2018 Writer
Welcome To New York 2018 Writer
Toofan Singh 2017 Writer
Super Singh 2017 Writer
Jinduaa 2017 writer
Kaptaan 2016 Writer
Sardaar Ji 2 2016 Writer
Ambarsariya 2016 Writer
Shareek 2015 Writer
Sardaar Ji 2015 Writer[4]
Baaz 2014 Writer
Romeo Ranjha 2014 Writer[5]
Ishq Garaari 2013 Writer & Director
Best of Luck 2013 Writer
Jatt & Juliet 2 2013 Writer
Singh vs Kaur 2013 Writer
Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 2013 Writer
Saadi Love Story 2013 Writer & Director
Rangeelay 2013 Writer
Jatt & Juliet 2012 Writer
Taur Mitran Di 2012 Writer
Phhir 2011 Screenplay writer & Asst Director
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya 2011 Writer
Mel Karade Rabba 2010 Screenplay & Dialogue writer
Shaapit 2010 Screenplay writer
Aagey Se Right 2009 Additional Screenplay
1920 2008 Screenplay writer
Haal-e-Dil 2008 Screenplay & Story writer
Mumbai Salsa 2007 Additional screenplay
Police Force: An Inside Story 2004 Asst Director


  1. ^ "A chat with Dheeraj Rattan". PunjabiPortal.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
  2. ^ Trade News Network. "Top Punjabi Film Opening Weeks". Box Office India.com. Retrieved 31 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.pardaphash.com/news/bollywood-is-making-remake-of-punjabi-films-dheeraj-rattan/702336.html#.VR7xgvmUf5M
  4. ^ http://simplybhangra.com/punjabi-movies/8441-punjabi-movie-sardaar-ji-ft-diljit-dosanjh-neeru-bajwa.html
  5. ^ http://www.cinepunjab.com/2013/11/rambo-ranjha.html

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