Sufna

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Sufna
Sufna.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJagdeep Sidhu
Produced by
  • Navneet Virk
  • Gurpreet Singh
Screenplay byJagdeep Sidhu
Starring
Music byB Praak
CinematographyVineet Malhotra
Edited byManish More
Production
company
Panj Paani Films
Distributed byReliance Entertainment
Release date
  • 14 February 2020 (2020-02-14) (India)
Running time
144 Minutes
CountryIndia
LanguagePunjabi

Sufna (transl. Dream) is a 2020 Indian Punjabi-language romantic drama film written and directed by Jagdeep Sidhu. Produced by Panj Paani Films, it stars Ammy Virk and Tania. The film chronicles the story of a young man who fall in love with the cotton picker arrived to his village. Sufna has Jagjeet Sandhu, Jasmin Bajwa and Seema Kaushal in supporting roles; it marked the feature film debut for Tania as a lead actress. The film was released on 14 February 2020 in India. Soundtrack of the film is produced by B Praak and songs are written and composed by Jaani.

Plot[edit]

Teg (Tania) lives with her father's older brother and Taayi. Her mother was a Muslim and she passed away. Her father was part of the army and they say that he is lost. Teg believes that her father is still alive and he will come home. Jeet (Ammy Virk) is a carefree boy. His father committed suicide because he couldn't pay off his debt. He falls in love with Teg when she comes to pick cotton in their village. Teg encourages Jeet to study, so he can become something in life and pay off the debts of his father. When Teg come back after 13 months, she finds out the Jeet went away for higher studies. She becomes really happy that he listened to her. Jeet comes and meets Teg secretly. Later that year, she tells Jeet that she cannot meet him anymore because she is engaged and she gives him one of her mother's jewelry to pay for some of the expenses of his study. Jeet tells Kalwinder (Mintu Kapa)(who is marrying Teg) that Teg has a bad character to scare him off. But later tells him that he loves her. Teg's fiancé says that he would help them. Instead of helping them, he tells Teg's Taayithat she has been secretly meeting with Jeet. Teg is about to be married, but she runs away and hides in a house at which she works. Jeet comes and finds her unconscious. Later, he brings her back to her Taayi's house. She tells her uncle that you guys raised me so you have the right to wed me anywhere. Teg tells confesses that her Taayi may have treated her badly, but she gave her food and roof in the first place. Her taayi realises her mistakes and they agreed on wedding her to Jeet. A couple of months later, Jeet comes back and he is now in the army. Teg says she has found her Phauji (army officer/father[her father was in the army]).

Cast[edit]

  • Ammy Virk as Jagjeet
  • Tania as Teg
  • Jasmin Bajwa as Tasveer
  • Jagjeet Sandhu as Tarsem
  • Seema Kaushal as Teg's Taayi
  • Kaka Kautki as Gamdoor
  • Mohini Toor as Gamdoor's wife
  • Lakha Lehri as Teg's Taaya
  • Balwinder Bullet as Bagga
  • Rabab Kaur as child Teg
  • Mintu Kapa as Kulwinder, Teg's fiancé
  • Karamjit Anmol as special appearance as Kulwinder

Production[edit]

Jagdeep Sidhu started writing the film in July 2019.[1][2] Sidhu on social media disclosed that the film was inspired from Gurnaam Bhullar's song "Paagal" whereas cotton fields backdrop was inspired from Brazilian film Behind the Sun.[3] Principal photography of the film began on 16 October 2019 and was wrapped on 19 December 2019.[4] Tania visited the village before principal photography began to get into her character.[5] The film marked debut for her as a lead actress.[6] During editing, several scenes from the film were cut down, Sidhu on social media disclosed he missed few deleted scenes.[1]

Soundtrack[edit]

Sufna
Soundtrack album by
Released18 February 2020 (2020-02-18)
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length21:37
LanguagePunjabi
Label
B Praak chronology
Qismat
(2018)
Sufna
(2020)
Qismat 2
(2021)

Sufna's soundtrack was composed by Indian music producer and singer B Praak; the lyrics were penned by Jaani. The album consists of six songs which were primarily recorded by Praak and Virk, except tracks "Qabool A", which was sung by Hashmat Sultana and "Ammi", which was sung by Kamal Khan.[7] The complete soundtrack was released under the label of Times Music on iTunes on 18 February 2020.[8] The album was also made available for digital download on Google Play in the same month; it was well received by audience and holds an average score of 5 out of 5 on Google Play based on 3 reviews.[7] Critical response to the music was positive; Manpriya Singh of The Tribune said, "music by B Praak consists of five numbers that lend to the story the warm fuzzy feeling of love and not take away from it [...] the songs, like the script, tug at your heartstrings".[9] Gautam Batra of Koimoi said, "Music is very good and takes the impact of the narrative one level above [...] All the songs are really good but "Ammi", "Jaan Deyan Ge" and "Qabool A" take the cake".[10] The songs "Qabool A" and "Jannat" also peaked on Asian Music chart by Official Charts Company. Upon the film's digital release, "Jannat" entered top 10 in the chart.[11]

Track List[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Qabool A"JaaniB PraakHashmat Sultana03:19
2."Jaan Deyan Ge"JaaniB PraakAmmy Virk03:49
3."Channa Ve"JaaniB PraakB Praak02:54
4."Ammi"JaaniB PraakKamal Khan04:49
5."Jannat"JaaniB PraakB Praak03:26
6."Shukriya"JaaniB PraakB Praak03:20
Total length:21:37

Release[edit]

The film was released on 14 February 2020 on the occasion of Valentine's Day.[12] First song 'Qabool A' from the film is releasing on 14 January 2020.[13]

Home video[edit]

The film was made available to stream on Prime Video from 10 April 2020.[14][15]

Reception[edit]

Box office[edit]

Sufna became commercial success upon its release.[16] In its opening weekend, Sufna grossed ₹46.68 lacs in United States, ₹1.94 crore in Canada, ₹38.87 lacs in United Kingdom, ₹37.26 lacs in Australia, and ₹11.44 lacs in New Zealand.[17] After 10 days of its release, the film grossed ₹1.26 crore in United States, ₹5.17 crore in Canada, ₹80.56 lacs in United Kingdom, ₹96.02 lacs in Australia, and ₹25.81 lacs in New Zealand.[18] The film has collected 21.74 Crore Worldwide.

Critical reception[edit]

Manpriya Singh of The Tribune gave three and a half star out of five.[9] Gautam Batra of Koimoi gave four stars out of five.[10] Sukhpreet Kahlon of Cinestaan gave three stars out of four.[19] Gurlove Singh of BookMyShow said "Sufna is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your lover that comes with a sweet love story narrated in the simplest manner and portrayed by supremely talented Ammy Virk and Tania".[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Director Jagdeep Sidhu misses THIS deleted scene from 'Sufna' - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Jagdeep Sidhu on Instagram: "राझॉ अाखदा अ.... ऐ जहॉन सुफना... start writing ✍️ Sufna #14feb @ammyvirk @taniazworld @jaani777 @bpraak @navvirk66 @prince71_ ..…"". Instagram. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Sufna: Interesting facts about the Ammy Virk and Tania starrer romantic drama". The Times of India. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Sufna: It's a wrap for the Ammy Virk starrer - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Did you know before shooting 'Sufna', Tania actually visited a village to study the lifestyle of the locals? - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 22 February 2020.
  6. ^ "Flashback Friday: Tania looks mesmerising in her bridal look from 'Sufna' - Top bridal looks of Punjabi divas that won hearts". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  7. ^ a b "B Praak: Sufna (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) - Music on Google Play". play.google.com. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  8. ^ Sufna (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Narasimha Nayak, retrieved 12 April 2020
  9. ^ a b Singh, Manpriya (14 February 2020). "Movie Review – Sufna: Simplicity is its strength". The Tribune. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  10. ^ a b Batra, Gautam (14 February 2020). "Sufna Movie Review: This Romantic Story Can Be A Life Changer For All The Young Couples Out There". Koimoi. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  11. ^ "Asian Music Chart Top 40 | Official Charts Company". www.officialcharts.com. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  12. ^ "Sufna: Ammy Virk to release a love tale on 2020's Valentine's Day - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  13. ^ "THIS is when the first song from Ammy Virk's 'Sufna' will release - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  14. ^ Baddhan, Raj (7 April 2020). "Punjabi film 'Sufna' set for premiere on Amazon Prime Video". BizAsia | Media, Entertainment, Showbiz, Brit, Events and Music. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  15. ^ Ramanujam, Srinivasa (7 April 2020). "Amazon Prime Video new arrivals: 'It: Chapter Two', 'Dharala Prabhu', 'Godzilla' and other titles". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  16. ^ "'Sufna' enters into week 3; actress Tania and director Jagdeep Sidhu share pictures to express contentment - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 12 April 2020.
  17. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (18 February 2020). "Love Aaj Kal collects 1.1 mil. USD [Rs. 7.85 cr.] in overseas :Bollywood Box Office - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  18. ^ Hungama, Bollywood (24 February 2020). "Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan collects approx. 900k USD [Rs. 6.48 cr.] in overseas :Bollywood Box Office - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  19. ^ Kahlon, Sukhpreet. "Sufna review: An evolved idea of love in contemporary times". Cinestaan. Retrieved 17 February 2020.
  20. ^ Singh, Gurlove (14 February 2020). "[Review] Sufna Is The Perfect Valentine's Treat For Punjabi Movie Lovers". BookMyShow. Retrieved 17 February 2020.

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