Love Punjab

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Love Punjab
Love Punjab - Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRajiv Dhingra
Produced byAmarbir Singh Sandhu
Karaj Gill
Jaspal Singh Sandhu
Written byAmberdeep Singh
StarringAmrinder Gill
Sargun Mehta
Manvir Johal
Yograj Singh
Nirmal Rishi
Music byJatinder Shah
CinematographyNavneet Misser
Edited byOmkarnath Bhakri
Production
company
Distributed byWhite Hill Studios
Release date
  • 11 March 2016 (2016-03-11)
Running time
131 minutes[1]
CountryIndia, Canada
LanguagePunjabi
Budget6 crore
Box office₹25.16 Crore

Love Punjab is a 2016 Punjabi film directed by Rajiv Dhingra, written by Amberdeep Singh and starring Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta and Manvir Johal as the main protagonists of the film. This film is about a journey of a family to find love, ties of families and fragrance of Punjab and was released on 11 March 2016.[2]

Plot[edit]

Pargat (Amrinder Gill) and Jessica (Sargun Mehta) are a couple who are going through a separation for various reasons. They together have a son named Manveer (Manvir Johal) who has his own set of problems in school, where he faces racism and discrimination issues. Manveer goes into deep depression and on the recommendation of the doctor, his parents decide to take him to Punjab to show his roots, culture and ancestral village. Jessica somehow convinces her father-in-law, Brar Sarpanch (Yograj Singh) to show Manveer that Punjab is better than Canada. Pargat, Jessica, and Manvir go to Punjab together for 15 days. Pargat and Jessica act like a happy couple, as Pargat's parents do not know about their impending divorce. After spending time with each other without any interference of work and grind of daily busy life, their love for each other is re-kindled, but they do not tell each other. Manveer is better and enjoying life again. They come back to Canada and get divorced. After the divorce, Jessica is set to get engaged to Zora, Jessica's childhood friend. Pargat realizes that he loves Jessica and can not live without her. At the engagement, Manvir steals the engagement ring but returns it. Pargat fakes a phone call from his father and Jessica finds out that they still don't know about divorce. Jessica realizes that Pargat was lying and goes outside, citing a network problem. Jessica later leaves her engagement, hops into her car and drives to their home. They have a small argument, and then Pargat confesses his love for her and they patch up. One year later, the couple has a baby girl and they plan to go to Punjab again.

Cast[edit]

  • Amrinder Gill as Pargat Brar
  • Sargun Mehta as Jessica Brar
  • Yograj Singh as Pargat's father
  • Nirmal Rishi as Pargat's mother
  • Binnu Dhillon as Naseem (Pargat's neighbour)
  • Gurmeet Saajan as scientist
  • Rana Ranbir as school teacher (special appearance)
  • Harj Nagra as Zora (Jessica's childhood friend)
  • Amberdeep Singh as Pargat's friend (special appearance)
  • Manvir Johal as Manveer/Tuti
  • Simran Raien as Naseem's sister
  • Arshi Bains as Jessica's friend
  • Harmeet Gill as Jessica's mother
  • Harbilas Sangha as Pada
  • Hardeep Gill as Pargat's chacha
  • Ravinder Kaur as Pargat's chachi
  • Mor Cue as Divorce lawyer
  • Bethany Myers as Julia
  • Alyssa Andronyk as the voice of Julia

Track list[edit]

S.No Track Singer Lyrics Music
1. Heerey Amrinder Gill Bir Singh Jatinder Shah
2. Shaan Wakhri Veet Baljit
3. Zindagi Raj Kakra
4. Goriyan Bahavan Bittu Cheema
5. Akhiyan De Taare Kapil Sharma[3] Happy Raikoti
6. Dowein Nain Jenny Johal Bunty Bains
7. Des Ranjit Bawa Happy Raikoti

Trailer controversy[edit]

Love Punjab trailer was initially released on 20 February 2016 but in a major controversy this trailer was removed by a fake application to YouTube inc compelling Amrinder Gill to lodge a police complaint.[4] Trailer was again uploaded by producers and was liked by audience.[5]

Box office[edit]

Love Punjab had grossed ₹15.5 crore in overseas including ₹6.98 crore in Canada,[6] ₹2.83 crore in United States,[7] ₹1.09 crore in United Kingdom,[7] ₹3.54 crore in Australia[8] and ₹88.38 lacs in New Zealand.[9]

First time in history of Punjabi cinema two major Superstars' films were released on same day, Love Punjab and Ardaas.[10]

Love Punjab shattered the records of Bollywood movies Ranveer Singh's Bajirao Mastani and Akshay Kumar's Airlift in the international market breaking the opening weekend box office collection record with a big margin. In Australia and New Zealand, Love Punjab grossed 2.07 crore (US$290,000) from the Australian box office and 51.91 lakh (US$73,000) from the New Zealand box office. While Bajirao Mastani minted 1.44 crore (US$200,000) from Australian box office and from New Zealand box office it minted 26.50 lakh (US$37,000).

On the other hand, Airlift grossed 93 lakh (US$130,000) from Australia and 36 lakh (US$50,000) from New Zealand.[11][12][13]

Critical response[edit]

The Tribune reviewed Love Punjab by giving 3.5 stars out of 5 and added “film take you on a journey to discover your roots and make you proud of them.”[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LOVE PUNJAB". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Clash of the titans: It is for the first time that two big films Ardaas and Love Punjab are releasing on the same date, March 11".
  3. ^ "Kapil Sharmas new song for Love Punjab will give you the feels!". India Today (in Swahili). 12 March 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  4. ^ India (5 March 2016). "After 'Love Punjab' trailer dropped from YouTube, actor complains to cops". The Indian Express. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ Offensive, Marking Them (23 February 2016). "'Love Punjab' trailer: Amrinder Gill's attempt to bring out your patriotic side will leave you in splits". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  6. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (18 April 2016). "'FAN' performs exceptionally well; collects 40 crs in overseas - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  7. ^ a b Hungama, Bollywood (11 April 2016). "'Sardar Gabbar Singh' is massive at USA box office - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (4 April 2016). "Kapoor & Sons overtakes Airlift in overseas - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  9. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (28 March 2016). "Punjabi films dominate Australia box office - Bollywood Hungama". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  10. ^ "'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.
  11. ^ Mehta, Ankita (14 March 2016). "Overseas box office collection: Punjabi film 'Love Punjab' shatters 'Airlift' and 'Bajirao Mastani' records". International Business Times, India Edition. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Box office: Punjabi film 'Love Punjab' beats 'Airlift' and 'Bajirao Mastani'".
  13. ^ "Amazing! This Regional movie has defeated 'Airlift' and 'Bajirao Mastani' at box office".
  14. ^ Service, Tribune News (11 March 2016). "Roots that run deep". tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 23 March 2016.

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