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Trailer review: A decent ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’ is open to doubts

The trailer of Simerjit Singh’s much anticipated movie, ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’, has finally released in the morning. Originally slated to release last evening, the trailer got delayed by a little over 12 hours. The trailer has been released on the official YouTube channel of Saga Hits. At the time of writing this article, it has received in vicinity of four and a half lakh views and is trending at #26 on the same platform.

Subedar Joginder Singh is a biopic on Param Vir Chakra awardee, Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan. The movie highlights the martyr’s role in the 1962 Indo-China war. He played an instrumental role in leading a smattering number of soldiers of the Sikh Regiment against the Chinese, who outnumbered them.

Gippy Grewal, the Desi Rockstar of the Punjabi industry, will portray the life of Subedar Joginder Singh on-screen. From the excerpts that we have seen in the trailer, he looks absolutely imposing and has donned the look to perfection. There is no hiding to the fact that Gippy Grewal has been part of several successful Punjabi movies in the past. That being said, this gives the impression of being his biggest challenge so far.

Having directed ‘Angrej’ and ‘Nikka Zaildar’ series in the past, Subedar Joginder Singh would have unequivocally been a daunting task for Simerjit Singh. Such a movie has not been released in the Punjabi film industry ever, which tells us as to why the last few months must have been a taxing time for the director.

The movie stars a plethora of actors in Roshan Prince, Karamjit Anmol, Harish Verma, Sardar Sohi, Guggu Gill, Nirmal Rishi, Baninderjit Singh, Aditi Sharma, Raghveer Boli and Jaggi Singh. It is incongruous to see so many rookie names in Kulwinder Billa, Rajvir Jawanda, Jordan Sandhu, Charan Singh, Loveleen Kaur Sasan and Sharan Maan in the movie. Whether these new recruits will be able to serve the purpose of being in the soi-disant grand movie, only time will tell.

Moreover, the actor playing the role of the Chinese commander on the battlefield is a definite ill-suited selection for the role. Imagine the chances of someone in the movie who has disappointed the viewers in the trailer itself. Another thing which might hamper the prospects of the movie is the substandard quality of its visual effects.

With the movie releasing on April 6, the makers might have delayed releasing its trailer. It would be enthralling to know whether it was a unanimous decision by all the concerned individuals or whether the same was done citing another upcoming Punjabi wartime movie, ‘Sajjan Singh Rangroot’, in mind. For all we know, the makers might have wanted to observe the response of the promos of the other movie before releasing the trailer.

If you haven’t watched the trailer as yet, watch it below and tell us about your views regarding the same in the comments section.

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