A Punjabi movie ‘Thappa’ was announced last year on the social media by popular director Gurlove Singh Ratol.
The name and the poster itself suggested this one to be a film of the horror genre which got everyone excited. So, now the makers have finally announced its release date. So, Gurlove’s directorial will be released this month i.e. on July 29 on Zee5. Also Read : Lifetime Box Office Collection Of ‘Sher Bagga’
The film stars Sanam Bariar, Jashn Agnihotri, Seema Kaushal, Parvinder Singh, Ritesh Sharma and many more. Interestingly, Seema Kaushal will be seen playing a never before character of ‘Bhoot’ (ghost). Isn’t that interesting?
Jointly written by Gurlove and Parvinder Singh, the film is produced by Ramandeep Kaur under the banner of Seerat Media Productions. The movie is being shot in and around Mohali, Punjab.
The genre of the movie was yet an unexplored one for Punjabi Cinema thus, we thought of getting a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes details of the film.
While talking exclusively to GhaintPunjab, Gurlove shared, “The movie is a horror comedy which will revolve around a journalist named Harjit Singh who is famous for making videos with ghosts in haunted houses. Nonetheless, the videos are a hit, but only Harjit knows that his videos are fake. He hasn’t really come across a spirit ever. He earns good money from the videos and purchases a house for himself. Once he shifts, he comes across a ghost (Seema Kaushal) who has been residing in that house for 25 years. And..the ghost says – Thappa!” Also Read : Vairi Jatt: The First Ever Punjabi Film To Use The Cinemascope Technique - Exclusive Interview & Trivia Inside
With an interesting story, how did you select the cast?
Throwing light on the casting of the film Gurlove said, “The cast of the movie was selected after a series of auditions. The selected actors were apt to play their part.”
How did you come with the idea of this genre and that too for a Punjabi film?
“This was a challenging film to write and execute. Thus, I chose to make it. Horror comedies aren't being made in abundance. So, I wanted to experiment something different. And also, I wanted to put across a question to the audiences - are all spirits bad?,” he shared.
Amidst pandemic, did you face any hardships while shooting?
“Yes, of course. The pandemic has brought with it a lot of changes in the shooting style. Now we work with limited crew and use all precautions while shooting,” said Gurlove.
When can we expect the movie to be released?
“The release date will be announced soon,” signed off the director.
No doubt the story sounds interesting, and if made well, it might prove as a gamechanger in the Punjabi industry. With high hopes, we’re waiting for the announcement of the release date. Also Read : Can’t Keep Calm Because Amrinder Gill Has Turned Director With ‘Challa Mud Ke Nahi Aaya’ - Teaser Out!
Let’s hope it isn’t inspired anywhere by Stree! (just hoping!)