Live Review of Punjabi Film Qissa Panjab starring Preet Bhullar, Kul Sidhu, Dheeraj Kumar, Jagjeet Singh, Aman Dhaliwal and Harshjot Kaur. Directed by Jatinder Mauhar.
Live Review: Qissa Panjab, Punjabi Film
Welcome to the Live Review of Punjabi Film Qissa Panjab. We are visiting a multiplex in Chandigarh for a noon show.
And it’s again the same Audi where I saw Dildariyaan and a few other films I mention the last time around.
But I have a few expectations from this film. Lets see how ihe film fares.
Talking about the occupancies: There are a total of 4 people in the Audi at the moment.
It’s an A certified film with a running time of just 99 minutes.
This is Jatinder Mauhar’s third film as a Director. Preet Bhullar, Jagjeet Sandhu and Dheeraj Kumar’s second.
It marks the debut of Aman Dhaliwal and Harshjot Kaur.
Kul Sidhu also features in the film. She has done some good short films and has her first proper feature film. The film revolves around 6 characters from the same village
Occupancy Levels: Add 2 more, we are now 6 people in an Audi which can accomodate 352.
One by one all the characaters are being introuduced and their problems are being depicted.
Quite a different film and an unusual yet interesting start for a Punjabi film.
Dheeraj Kumar is introduced with the song Rutt Pyaar Di. He play a singer in the film. And belongs to Jalabad.
The first few minutes of the movie are looking awesome. Looks like we are in for a good 99 minutes.
The type of Punjabi language which has been used in the film is new and never seen before on screen.
The film has been set in the peak foggy season.
And for the information of our readers, the film is not based just on the drug menace.
It highlights various problems going on in Punjab besides drugs. Umemployment of the youth, growing singers and less work for them, girl child education, snatching etc.
Also there is not much or minimal background score usage. The director has kept the background sounds as realistic as possible.
Kul Sidhu has a dialogue: "Ehna Glamour aaleya ne aadi theatre aaleya di mitti pees ke rakhti." Which is some sort of true.
In the midst of all the problems faced by various characters comes a fitting song for their problems: Rog by Gurdas Mann.
6 plots in the film are now connected to each other. Merging and becoming 3 plots. Deep and Arjun, Speed and Sukhjeet and Kismat and Heera.
Time for Jinde Meriye by Nooran Sisters.
Jagjeet Sandhu is impressive yet again after Rupinder Gandhi..the gangster. His one liners like Mainu Dhoo Dhoo ke kutiya are funny.
It’s interval time and believe me the film has surpassed expectations. i was already expecting some good things but it’s all exceeded.
This is a kind of film where an interval wasn’t required but had to be put forcefully due to the requirements of the cinemas. Let’s hope the momentum doesn’t fall after the interval.
Yes I was right. The interval was forceful and had to be put in. The film starts and is at the same pace again.
A good film does not need to rebuild its momentum.
The problem for eyeryone have now deepened. And it all has a realistic look. Nothing filmy at all.
Comes another good song by Manna Mand: Dilay taayin.
Comes the first unexpected and surprising twist. You’ll hove to watch the film for this one.
And the film ends. Many would call it unexpected ending. But that’s how it is.