20 Best Punjabi Movies To Binge Watch Today!

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If you are anything like me, you must adore learning a language by watching movies. Understanding the complex nature of the Punjabi language becomes exceptionally easy when immersing yourself in a fun way related to your actual interests.

In this blog post, we will talk about some of the most amazing Punjabi movies you should watch if you want to enhance your grammar and vocabulary while getting to know the Punjabi culture. Select from the list and watch these a couple of times to learn the Punjabi language. Let’s start learning!

Get Started With These Punjabi Movies

The movies covered below are the finest Punjabi movies in the industry and are worth watching.

1. Carry On Jatta

Carry On Jatta (keep going, young lad) was released in 2012 and starred Binnu Dhillon and Gippy Grewal as main leads. Binnu Dhillon mostly works in comedy movies, so you now have an idea that this movie is a comedy too! It is a ‘comedy of errors’ genre movie that’ll tickle your funny bones for sure.

Almost 3.5 crore INR (Indian Rupees) were invested in making this movie, and it did a thriving business of nearly 18 crore rupees. If you ever watch this movie, don’t forget following it with its sequel Carry on Jatta 2, as that is on another level of comedy.

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2. Chal Mera Putt

Released in the year 2019, Chal Mera Putt starred multiple actors from India and Pakistan. Pakistan’s most famous stand-up comedians, Iftikhar Thakur and Nasir Chinyoti, are the film’s main characters.

I bet you will probably roll on the floor laughing watching the epic comedy scenes of this film if you understand Punjabi. Besides those characters, Amrinder Gill, Gurshabad, and many other stars are part of the cast for this film. With its fantastic storyline and characters, it has become one of the highest-grossing Punjabi movies. Chal Mera Putt 2 and Chal Mera Putt 3 are its successful sequels.

3. Shadaa

Shadaa was produced in 2019, and the main actors in this film are Diljeet Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa. Shadaa is a Punjabi word that means Bachelor. It is a romance and comedy Punjabi movie which earned almost 53 crore INR. It is the second highest-grossing Punjabi Movie of all time after Carry on Jatta 2. In this movie, the producer tried to bring back the optimism of love in a funny way.

The protagonist ‘Chadta’ (Diljeet Dosanjh) is a desi (local Indian) who believes in the idea of marriage and thus wants to marry Vanjhali. On the other hand, Vanjhali is only interested in a live-in relationship because in her view, marriages are a useless and failed concept.

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4. Lahoriye

Lahoriye is one of the most emotional Punjabi movies you might have ever seen, starring Amrinder Gill “Kikkar Singh,” who is Sikh and lives in India, and Sargun Mehta “Ameeran Khan” who is a Muslim and lives in Pakistan across the border. Being a Pakistani and having friends in India, this movie literally made me shed some good tears.

This movie has a lesson for people of both countries to love each other instead of having eternal hatred against each other. For its fantastic storyline, it has won almost 16 awards and has a total earning of nearly 15 crore INR.

5. Honsla Rakh

Honsla Rakh is a Punjabi Indian rom-com movie released in 2021 and produced by Diljit Dosanjh. Honsla Rakh in Punjabi means “be patient/ courageous.” Diljit Dosanjh, Shehnaz Gill, and Sonam Bajwa are the main characters in the movie.

It is again a well-done Punjabi comedy and sort of a love-triangle where the main lead’s kid helps him find his true soulmate. What’s the catch? The father-son duo play act as brothers in front of possible dates, ensuring a web of comedy inducing lies.

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6. Shareek 2

We have talked about the Punjabi actors in Bollywood, but do you know anything about the Bollywood actors in Punjabi movies?

Jimmy Shergill is the perfect example of this. His Shareek 2 is a well-deserved treat to his audience. Navaniat Singh is the director of this action, thriller, and romance movie. He is famous for producing films with the storyline like in TV dramas. Despite having many stereotypical characters in the movie and the entire story plot based on the Punjabi film in the 2015 era, the movie comes up with fantastic plot twists to grab the audience’s attention.

Some More Punjabi Movies

Here is a list of some more all-time hit Punjabi movies that you must watch!

Movie NamePunjabiSynopsis
Chann Pardesi (1981)gooਚੰਨ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸੀA tale of love and sacrifice as a young man, portrayed by Raj Babbar, navigates the challenges of migration, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit against adversity.
Long Da Lishkara (1986)ਲੌਂਗ ਦਾ ਲਿਸ਼ਕਾਰਾHarpal Tiwana’s masterpiece unfolds a poignant pre-Partition love story, blending romance and societal nuances, featuring Raj Babbar and Gurdas Maan in stellar performances.
Sat Sri Akaal (2008)ਸਤ ਸ੍ਰੀ ਅਕਾਲJasbir Jassi and Kimi Verma lead a spiritual journey exploring Sikhism, combining humor and drama in a narrative that touches hearts with its cultural depth.
Jee Aayan Nu (2002)ਜੀਅ ਆਯਾਨ ਨੂHarbhajan Mann and Priya Gill bring to life the emotional family drama, delving into love, tradition, and societal expectations.
Shaheed Uddham Singh (2000)ਸ਼ਹੀਦ ਊਧਮ ਸਿੰਘRaj Babbar portrays the legendary freedom fighter Uddham Singh in this biographical epic that captures the spirit of sacrifice and resistance.
Anhe Ghore Da Daan (2011)ਅੰਹੇ ਘੋਰੇ ਦਾ ਦਾਨSamuel John and Mal Singh anchor Gurvinder Singh’s poignant exploration of the struggles in rural life, offering a contemplative glimpse into societal challenges.
Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)ਕਿੱਸਾ: ਇਕੱਲੇ ਭੂਤ ਦੀ ਕਹਾਣੀStarring Irrfan Khan, Tillotama Shome, and Tisca Chopra, Anup Singh crafts a unique narrative exploring identity, loneliness, and the human experience.
Angrej (2015)ਅੰਗਰੇਜSimerjit Singh’s romantic comedy set in pre-Independence Punjab, featuring Amrinder Gill and Sargun Mehta, captures the essence of love and cultural heritage.
Punjab Singh (2018)ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਿੰਘGurjind Maan and Sarthi K navigate a crime drama that delves into the intricacies of the justice system, offering a compelling storyline.
Harjeeta (2018)ਹਰਜੀਤਾVijay Kumar Arora’s sports biopic, led by Ammy Virk, portrays the inspiring journey of Indian hockey player Harjeet Singh, highlighting determination and triumph.
Sardaar Ji (2015)ਸਰਦਾਰ ਜੀDiljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, and Mandy Takhar headline Rohit Jugraj’s supernatural comedy, adding humor to a tale of the mystical and the mundane.
Laung Laachi (2018)ਲੌਂਗ ਲਾਚੀNeeru Bajwa, Ammy Virk, and Amberdeep Singh star in this romantic drama with an intriguing twist, exploring relationships and societal norms.
Nankana (2018)ਨਨਕਾਣਾGurdas Maan and Kavita Kaushik lead Manjeet Maan’s emotional drama, intertwining family dynamics with faith and personal growth.
Ardaas (2016)ਅਰਦਾਸDirected by Gippy Grewal, Ammy Virk, Gurpreet Ghuggi, and B.N. Sharma star in this social drama addressing pertinent issues, emphasizing the power of prayer and community.

Punjabi Film Industry

The Punjabi Film industry, also known as Pollywood, is an excellent part of Indian cinema. Most of the popular Punjabi movies fall into the rom-com or comedy genres. Punjabis are famous for their humor, which is reflected in their movies.

In recent years, Canada because the leading consumer of Punjabi films. For this reason, they are known to be the second largest market destination for Punjabi cinema across the globe.

Wrapping Up

That’s it for this blog post. If you are interested in learning more about the Punjabi language, check out the Ling app, which will bless you with the best in understanding the Punjabi language. You’ll find posts on topics like Punjabi media to enhance your knowledge of the Punjabi cinema-scape.

So, happy watching and learning!

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