The Theatre Army Productions

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The Theatre Army Productions is a North (Punjab/Chandigarh) based production house which was founded by Gaurav Sharma who is usually known as Gabbar. This complete line production company has successfully handled line production of Hollywood, Bollywood and Pollywood movies such as West is West, Teen Thay Bhai, Mausam, Love Express, Student of the Year,[1] Surkhaab, Sikander, Stupid Seven, and Yamley Jatt Yamley. In April 2013 it came with a Punjabi movie Heer & Hero[2] under its banner and did line production for upcoming movie Santa Banta featuring Boman Irani and Vir Das.[3]


The Theatre Army is the brainchild of Gabbar and was formed in 2007. Hailing from Lehragaga, Sangrur district, Gabbar used to do theatre with well-known theatre artist Samuel John until he moved to Chandigarh for doing his post graduation in theatre from Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University.

He directed a few music videos, followed by getting the big break of handling the line production of the Hollywood movie West is West, which is a British comedy-drama film and the sequel to the award-winning comedy East is East. West is West was set in Pakistan but it was actually shot in Punjab. At its premiere in Chandigarh in 2010, Udwin thanked Gabbar and his team. Line production includes hunting for locales, striking deals with locals, arranging for commute for a film's cast and crew, arranging their boarding and lodging, importing equipments and goods, transportation, catering, movie set construction, security, getting permissions, and arranging all production services.


After West is West, the Theatre Army has handled line production of various national and international projects such as Udta Punjab (Hindi), Vivek Kumar and Barkha Madan’s Surkhaab (Indo-Canadian) and Nanak Shah Faqir (Hindi).[4] Surkhaab which is based on Canada's illegal immigrants is on the festival circuit and has already bagged a Platinum Remi at Houston Film Fest, and will be screened in Nice, France, as part of the St Tropez International Film Festival.

The list of Bollywood movies includes Teen Thay Bhai,[5] Love Express, Student of the Year and Mausam.

Pankaj Kapoor’s Mausam, which was divided into three parts, certainly had the most enjoyable first part which was shot in Punjab. It was well received and the Theatre Army’s work was admired. The Pollywood projects of The Theatre Army include Jawani Zindabad, Channa Sachi Muchi, Veeran Naal Sardari, Pinky Moge Wali, Yamley Jatt Yamley, Stupid Seven and Sikander.

Heer & Hero, the debut Punjabi movie of Minissha Lamba, is under production by the Theatre Army.

Their list of television projects includes Guinness World Record, India's Got Talent, Rattan ka Rishta, Veena Malik Ka Swayambar and The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika.


Films Language Role
West is West English Line Producer
Mausam Hindi Line Producer
Teen Thay Bhai Hindi Line Producer
Nanak Shah Fakir Hindi Line Producer
Santa Banta Hindi Line Producer
31 October Hindi Line Producer
Surkhaab Indo-Canadian Line Producer
Heer & Hero Punjabi Line Producer
Needhi Singh Punjabi Line Producer
Mahi NRI Punjabi Line Producer
Baaz Punjabi Line Producer
Yaaran Da Katchup Punjabi Line Producer
Pinky Mogey Wali Punjabi Line Producer
Sikander Punjabi Line Producer
Udta Punjab Hindi Line Producer
Daana Pani (Upcoming) Punjabi Line Producer
Yamley Jatt Yamley Punjabi Line Producer

Also Associated With

Films Language Role
Brownian Movement Dutch
Student of the Year Hindi Line Producer
Fitoor Hindi Line Producer
Qissa Indo-German
Gold (upcoming) Hindi Line Producer
TV Shows Role
Savdhaan India Line Producer
Mann Mein Hai Vishvas
Guinness World Record Audition organizer
Rattan Ka Rishta
Extreme Makeover
India’s Got Talent


  1. ^ Gupta, Vasudha (8 December 2011). "Brush with the screen". Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ Singh, Jasmine (17 April 2013). "Heer the story!". Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  3. ^ Kapoor, Jaskiran (6 May 2013). "One Man Army". Indian Express. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  4. ^ Singh, Manpriya (10 June 2012). "Zoom on-Chandigarh". Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  5. ^ sehajpal, ashima (29 June 2011). "Behind The Scene". Tribune. Retrieved 31 May 2013.