The number one Punjabi cinema actor Diljit Dosanjh delivers a powerhouse performance in what has been termed the most anticipated Indian film of 2014 – “Punjab 1984”.
He is directed by another top filmmaker Anurag Singh – whose latest works showcase Punjabi cinema at its very best and bear all the hallmarks of a blockbuster in the making.
“Punjab 1984” recounts a tragic episode in India’s history that affected thousands of households and families across the Punjab region, conveyed with emotion and atmospheric realism.
Depicting a career milestone role as Dosanjh’s tormented mother in “Punjab 1984” is the remarkably talented and most celebrated screen mother, Kirron Kher, essaying the heartfelt role of a matriarch dealing with the angst and pain of a missing son and the desperate lengths she goes to in order to secure his safe return home.
Impeccable supporting performances are delivered by an ensemble cast featuring Pavan Malhotra, Sonampreet Kaur Bajwa, Manav Vij, Rana Ranbir Vansh, Arun Bali and Gurcharan Channi.
Composers Gurmeet Singh, Nick and Jatinder Shah have crafted a haunting and compelling soundtrack to add a further dimension of atmosphere to the film.
“Punjab 1984” is a powerful story, set against the backdrop of Punjab in the year 1984, when the state was going through a turbulent time of political unrest and terrorism. The film depicts the desperate search and longing of a mother for her son who has been labelled a terrorist amid the clashes, and how he eventually fights for his rights and to prove his innocence, desperate to return to his home and mother.
“Punjab 1984” poignantly depicts the sensitive and vulnerable period in history for the youth of Punjab and is dedicated to the thousands of mothers who lost their sons at that time.
“Punjab 1984” produced by White Hill Production Inc. and distributed internationally by B4U, has just been released worldwide.