With the holiday season in full swing, it is time to sit back and relax in a cozy blanket with a steamy cup of tea or coffee. To add to your chill mode, here is a list of romantic films that you can enjoy anytime!
The Amrinder Gill and Sargun Mehta starrer ‘Angrej’ is a historical romance film. The love story of a young man and woman is set in the backdrop of pre-partitioned India. The film is written by Amberdeep Singh who wanted to make a period film set in the 1940s era.
Directed by Simerjit Singh, ‘Angrej’ received a positive response from the audience as well as critics. It has Aditi Sharma, Ammy Virk, Binnu Dhillon, Anita Devgan, Sardar Sohi, and Nirmal Rishi in supporting roles; it marked the feature film debut for Mehta and Virk. The film depicts a classic love story, sewn together with precision! Also Read: Classic Talk: A 1983 Release, Roop Shaukeenan Da
Moreover, the film got so much love that it was nominated for 22 awards at the 2015 PTC Punjabi Film Awards, winning ten including the Best Film, Best Director (Simerjeet Singh), Best Actor (Gill), and Best Actress (Mehta).
Another Amrinder Gill and Sargun Mehta film! This one also had Amberdeep involved, although as a director. While ‘Angrej’ is a fun-filled romance story during British Raj, ‘Lahoriye’ deals with the emotional aftermath of Partition. ‘Lahoriye’ is a love story with the religion aspect included— a Sikh man and a Muslim woman.
The movie deals with modern India and how two people of different religions and countries begin to love each other and come together by connecting their values of the same culture as Punjabis. This film too was well received by the fans and got many accolades including ‘Best Actor’, ‘Best Actress’, ‘Best Music Album’ and ‘Best Film’ among others. Interestingly, this was Amberdeep’s directorial debut for which he even won an award! Also Read: Punjabi Singer Jass Bajwa Has Acted In Two Films?
Mel Karade Rabba (2010)
The 2010 film, ‘Mel Karade Rabba’ is a film that has one of the most prominent cast in today’s time— Jimmy Sheirgill, Neeru Bajwa, Gippy Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla and even Diljit Dosanjh, who made a guest appearance!
The film plot was a love triangle between Jimmy Sheirgill, Neeru Bajwa and Gippy Grewal. Did you know that Gippy Grewal made his acting debut, as an antagonist, in this film! Also Read: Rup Magon Expresses Happiness Over The Collaboration With Karl Wolf After 20 Years
Also, ‘Mel Karade Rabba’ is the official remake of ‘Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)’, which itself was a remake of the Tamil film ‘Minnale (2001)’. It was released across 50 screens globally.
This film had such an effect and does till date that Manvir Brar decided to make a film tribute of the same, titled ‘Lekh’ which will star Gurnam Bhullar and Tania! Also Read: Gurnam Bhullar And Tania Starrer ‘Lekh’ To Hit The Theatres Next Year In 2022!
Yaaran Naal Baharan (2005)
An oldie but goodie is director Manmohan Singh’s ‘Yaaran Naal Baharan’. It stars Jimmy Sheirgill in the lead role along with Juhi Babbar. This one is a beautiful story about young love as college students Navdeep Singh (Jimmy Sheirgill) and Harman Kaur (Juhi Babbar), fall in love with each other.
This was Jimmy Sheirgill’s Punjabi debut and the film was much-loved by the audience. The film’s songs like ‘Khedan De Din Chaar’ by Amrinder Gill and Sunidhi Chauhan and ‘College Vich Padna’ by Sukhwinder Singh made it to the fans' hearts. Also, this film will bring back the nostalgic feel of college days, especially for the PU alumni! Also Read: Youth Festival 2022 : New Punjabi Movie Announced
Another film with a love triangle, ‘Sargi’ directed by Neeru Bajwa stars Rubina Bajwa, Jassi Gill and Babbal Rai. This film is different because it depicts childhood love. The story starts in Punjab where Babbu (Jassi Gill) is shown to be in love with Sargi (Rubina Bajwa) since childhood but never had the courage to express his feelings.
The film marked the directional debut of Neeru Bajwa and the acting debut of her sister, Rubina Bajwa. The soundtrack of Sargi was composed by B. Praak, Jassi Katyal & Gurmeet Singh while the lyrics were written by Veet Baljit & Jaani. Though the film did not create that much of hype, it will surely take the viewer to the dreamy land of childhood love and crushes.
Yet another film with the Amberdeep-Amrinder Gill duo involved, ‘Ashke’ adds a little twist to the traditional romantic drama.
It has the story of reuniting love after a long period of time. The story goes as such that Pamma (played by Amrinder Gill) is not able to follow his dreams of pursuing Bhangra due to which he becomes bitter towards life. However, life gets better when he discovers that his sister’s son is also a talented dancer and decides to build his own Bhangra team consisting of kids. This not only brings him closer to his passion for dance but also brings back the love of his life, who reconnects with him. Also Read: Remember ‘Dil Apna Punjabi’ Actress Gauri Singh? Here’s What She Is Doing These Days!
This film marks the debut of Roopi Gill and Sanjeeda Shaikh in Pollywood. ‘Ashke’ was lauded by critics and received six nominations including Best Film and Best Actor at At Brit Asia TV Awards!
A story of love between people of two different statuses in society, the film chronicles the story of a young man who falls in love with the cotton picker who arrived to his village. A love story that encourages both sides to grow but at the same time, owing to the difference in lifestyles, both parts of the couple face multiple adversities.
Released on Valentine’s Day, ‘Sufna’ has Ammy Virk and Tania in lead roles and Jagjeet Sandhu, Mintu Kapa, Jasmin Bajwa and Seema Kaushal in supporting roles. This film marked the feature film debut for Tania as a lead actress.
Last but definitely not the least, we have director Pankaj Batra’s ‘Bambukat’. This film is one more Ammy Virk starrer, however, it was different as this one was a period drama and full of emotions. The story of Channan Singh and Pakko portrays love, competition and passion. Set in the Punjab of 1960, we see Channan Singh fight against circumstance as well as complete him dream by building a motorcycle to rescue his lover. Also Read: Check Out Neetu Singh’s New Curvalicious Avatar!
‘Bambukat’ also stars Karamjit Anmol, Anita Devgn, Sardar Sohi, Hobby Dhaliwal, and Nirmal Rishi; it marked the feature film debut for Simi Chahal. It won multiple awards including Best Film, Best Director (Batra), Best Actor Critics (Virk) and Best Supporting Actor (Dhillon).
Which film is your favorite of the lot?