Harbhajan Mann – Dil Apna Punjabi
Manmohan Singh, renowned director-producer of Bollywood, today announced launching of his forthcoming Punjabi film venture, ‘Dil Apna Punjabi’, with filmstars Harbhajan Mann and Neeru Bajwa.
Mr Manmohan Singh, closely associated with Mr Yash Chopra camp, as his cameraman, said “Bollywood had realised the potential of the Punjabi cinema and was investing heavily in it”.Harbhajan Mann said the film was a look at the villages of Punjab 15-20 years back.
“The old family system consisting of great grandfathers and generations living harmoniously under one roof provides the backdrop for human emotions in changing times.”The film will also be shot abroad. Replying a question to the Punjabi cinema portraying only NRI families and not touching the problems here, Mann said:”
The Punjabi cinema had begun to be accepted as a good platform for local art. With time, more and more people will be attracted and the work quality will definitely impose”.Tips Films Maiden Punjabi venture “Dil Apna Punjabi” which is Directed by Manmohan Singh, is set in the lively village of modern day Punjab, where a joint family spanning over four generations lives under one roof… a family which is united by values, tradition and warmth… headed by Sardar Hardam Singh (Dara Singh).
His grandson, Kanwal (Harbhajan Mann) is a man of his heart… who idles most of his time with a group of friends… a village musical troupe. Love strucks Kanwal… when he meets Ladi (Neeru Bajwa) at a common relative, Faujan’s (Amar Noorie) place, the only one to know about their budding romance, and who in turn makes their love match seem as an arranged proposal to their respective families. But when their families meet, they are discouraged due to Kanwal’s in-ambitious approach.
Love and Dignity forces Kanwal to seek his identity, and destiny takes him to U.K., where in his life comes Lisa (Mahek Chahel), a U.K. youth icon. Lisa is drawn towards Kanwal’s charm and simplicity, and notices a spark in him… and an exciting journey to stardom begin, where after Lisa nurtures feelings for Kanwal.
Does Kanwal choose Lisa… and lead a life of fame and fortune in U.K.? Or returns back to Ladi… and his roots in Punjab?
…the answer forms crux of the film!
Music by Sukhshinder Shinda is a highlight of the Film. It is a masterly blend of Desi Bhangra and Shinda’s expertise in Punjabi Hip Hop! Truly a trendsetting score… International yet so very Desi! Music that will stay forever… making “Dil Apna Punjabi” truly a collector’s album!
CAST & CREDITS
HARBHAJAN MANN as KANWAL
NEERU BAJWA as LADI
MAHEK CHAHAL as LISA
DARA SINGH as HARDAM SINGH
KANWALJIT SINGH as MR. KANG
DEEP DHILLON as GURTEJ SINGH
GURPREET GHUGGI as MUNDI
RANA RANBIR as LAKKADCHAB
AMAR NOORIE as FAUJAN
WRITER & DIRECTOR – MANMOHAN SINGH
PRODUCERS – KUMAR S. TAURANI & RAMESH S. TAURANI
MUSIC DIRECTOR – SUKSHINDER SHINDA
LYRICS – BABU SINGH MAAN & AMARJIT MUSAPURIA
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY – HARMEET SINGH
DIALOGUE WRITER – BALDEV GILL
CHOREOGRAPHERS – GEETA KAPUR, BHUPINDER SAYAL, UMESH JAADHAV & GILL SURJIT
MUSIC LABEL – TIPS INDUSTRIES LTD.