Whenever the name of Guggu Gill will find a mention in the history of Punjabi cinema, he will always be remembered for movies like Jatt Te Zameen, Jatt Jeona Mour, Badla Jatti Da, and Qurbani Jatt Di. Although the legend did around 100 movies in his 37-Year long career, these movies will always keep his name relevant in the pages of history.
But as far as his own belief is concerned, the legend regards 'Badla Jatti Da' as the turning point of his career. The 1991 movie that also starred Yograj Singh and Upasna Singh in the vital roles was one of the highest grossing movies of the year 1991. Also Read : All You Wish To Know About The Unheard Journey Of Krishan Joshi
A brainchild of Ravinder Ravi's mind, 'Badla Jatti Da' revolves around Gulabo, who raises her son to avenge the death of her family. Nevertheless, the movie was a pure game changer for the 32-Year Old Guggu Gill whose career had come to a sudden halt after a decent take off.
However Guggu Gill happens to be an accidental actor whose debut happened just by chance. His career as an actor started back in 1983 with 'Putt Jattan De.' Although Guggu Gill's screen presence in the movie was very minimal as compared to other actors. Also the dominance of bigwigs like Dharmendra and Shatrughan Sinha almost decimated all other characters. But despite all this, Guggu Gill was able to leave his impact upon the audience in that dogfight sequence that went on to become popular. Also Read : Did You Know Raj Kapoor Was All Set To Make A Punjabi Film ‘Ik Onkar’ But Couldn’t- Here’s Why?
But thereafter Guggu Gill had to wait for almost 3 years for his next release as Punjab then had become a hotbed of terrorism. So his next release came in Haryanvi language in 1986. Post Chhora Haryane Ka, he did have several releases but none of them actually worked. It was only after 'Badla Jatti Da,' that industry realised his actual potential.