Ashke Movie Review
Ashke has a winner written all over it. It is an entertaining film that mixes emotions, humour and drama together. Amberdeep, Amrinder, Karaj Combo does it yet again. This film should be watch for a few simple reasons: It's well made, It's Entertaining, It's meant for the Families to be seen together.
Movie Review of Punjabi Movie Ashke starring Amrinder Gill, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Roopi Gill. Directed by Amberdeep Singh.
Star Cast: Amrinder Gill, Sanjeeda Ali Sheikh, Roopi Gill, Jaswinder Bhalla, Hobby Dhaliwal, Sarabjit Cheema, Gurshabad, Hardeep Gill, Avy Randhawa, Vandana Chopra, Mahavir Bhullar, Jatinder Kaur & others
Director: Amberdeep Singh
Producer: Karaj Gill, Talwinder Hayre, Munish Sahni
Music: Jatinder Shah, Dr. Zeus & Davvy Singh
Genre: Romance, Drama
Running Time: 124 Minutes (U Certified)
Synopsis: Pamma (Amrinder Gill) is a student of Khalsa College, Amritsar and the Captain of his college’s Bhangra team. Pamma falls for Jiya (Sanjeeda Ali Sheikh) who happens to be the daughter of the Principal of another college. Things happen and Pamma has to leave college and even the love of his life. A few years later, Pamma reaches Canada and he lives at his elder sister’s place. There he meets Noor (Roopi Gill) who is a teacher at an Elementary School and offers Pamma a coaching job for the Bhangra team of the school. Noor falls for Pamma but Fate has it that Pamma comes across Jiya in Canada who is now married. Will Pamma focus on Bhangra when he has got a second chance? Will Pamma and Jiya get together after 14 years? Will Pamma go with Noor? To find out the answers, go and watch Ashke in cinemas near you worldwide.
Ashke, directed by Amberdeep Singh and penned by Dheeraj Rattan is a film that speaks about the many important things: our culture, our youth and our love for Bhangra. It focuses around the everyday life of the college going folks, from passion to love, from jokes to quarrels and about being passionate for the one thing they love – Bhangra. Also there is another Chapter to Ashke which focuses on the life a few years after College where the passion for Bhangra still remains intact.
Coming to first things first, Dheerj Rattan’s story and screenplay is interesting. The story is simple but its the screenplay using which the story is told is what catches the attention of the viewer. Also it is interesting to note, that the writer has focused so much on the culture of Punjab and it’s most beloved dance, Bhangra. With so much happening with the events in the film, the writer ensures that the narrative doesn’t go all over the place and keeps things simple and gripping.
The dialogues have been penned by Amberdeep Singh and Dheeraj Rattan. When it comes to dialogues, everything is neatly put together and thankfully the writers haven’t tried to go overboard with punches and loud comedy which is the trend of today in Punjabi Cinema. Instead, they have tried to keep things simple and let the audience have some quite laughs and enjoy the film for what it is about and not making a comical ride out of it.
Amberdeep Singh as a director is highly effective here just like he was in Lahoriye. Thankfully, here he isn’t overloaded with other things like Acting, Writing, Production and so much more. This might have sounded an easy film on paper but with so many narratives happening in the screenplay, this was no easy film to make but Amber seems to have mastered the art of film making quite comfortably. The biggest strength of Ashke is that the film never drops pacs and doesn’t bore the viewer for a second. Right from the first scene to the last scene, the director keeps you hooked to the film. The film is filled with many fine emotional, funny and dramatic sequences.
Coming to the performances, Amrinder Gill shines throughout the film and delivers a fine performance. Audiences will be in a treat to watch Gill perform his Bhangra on screen. He makes you believe in his character and stays simple throughout to keep you hooked to his character and it’s innocence. Making their big screen debut in Punjabi Cinema are the leading ladies: Sanjeeda Ali Sheikh and Roopi Gill. Sanjeeda on one hand was delightful to watch in her Punjabi Mutiyaar Avatar and her TV fans will be glad to watch her in this film. (P.S. Her dubbing could have been handled by a better voice which suited her face. But thats all right. Not a big thing to handle).
On the other hand, the surprise package in the film was Roopi Gill. Viewers weren’t aware of her presence in the film till the trailer of the film was released. She has done well in her debut film and can sustain for a longer innings in Punjabi Cinema provided she chooses her films wisely. Jaswinder Bhalla was a delight to watch as usual. Hardeep Gill and Hobby Dhaliwal did a good job. Also another best part of Ashke was the supporting cast which was completely fresh besides the 3 mentioned above. It was delightful to watch Sarabjit Cheema in a good role after a long time on the big screen. Gurshabad has glimpses of becoming a good actor in future. Any Randhawa as Pamma’s sister was brilliant. Vandana Chopra and Jiya’s strict mother and college principal was effective.
Coming to the music of the film, there wasn’t much soundtrack used in the film but whatever was used, it was all great to hear. The promotional track Handsome Jatta was peppy and so are the Bhangra Boliyan filled with full energy and passion for Bhangra. I cannot wait for them to come out and be a part of my playlist. The romantic track in the voice of Amrinder Gill was like a cherry on top in the soundtrack.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Rhythm Boyz Entertainment and Hayre Omjee Studios for bringing such a film to the Punjabi Audiences which talks about the culture of our state and something which we are renowned for worldwide – Bhangra. Also the film talks about the youth and encourages them to leave drugs aside and take Bhangra as a career option in their lives. Another important message is for the young punjabi kids and their parents living overseas who will be pleased to watch and get encouraged and influenced by this film.
Overall, Ashke has a winner written all over it. It is an entertaining film that mixes emotions, humour and drama together. Amberdeep, Amrinder, Karaj Combo does it yet again. This film should be watch for a few simple reasons: It’s well made, It’s Entertaining, It’s meant for the Families to be seen together.