Movies Of Modern Punjabi Cinema {India} (From Great to Good to Average) [Year 1999 to Present]

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1. Chaar Sahibzaade (2014)

Unrated | 135 min | Animation, History

The sacrifices of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji (tenth guru of Sikhs) - Baba Ajit Singh ji, Baba Jujhar Singh ji, Baba Zorawar Singh ji and Baba Fateh Singh ji.

Director: Harry Baweja | Stars: Om Puri, Harman Baweja

Votes: 7,473

Best Animation Film of Indian Cinema, at the time of it's release and till date.

Budget = Rs 20.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 45.96 Crores

2. Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris (2006)

138 min | Drama, History

When the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb bans music in India because he believes it turns people away from God, musicians go underground.

Director: Manoj Punj | Stars: Gurdas Maan, Juhi Chawla, Sushant Singh, Divya Dutta

Votes: 194

One of India's Entries to the Oscars (79th Academy Awards).

Budget = Rs 4.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 2.00 Crores

3. Punjab 1984 (2014)

159 min | Drama, Family, History

Story of a mother and her search for her missing son

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Kiron Kher, Pavan Malhotra, Sonam Bajwa

Votes: 1,707

Budget = Rs 7.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 22.60 Crores

4. Political Asylum (2004)

163 min | Drama

In 1984 the former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards, and since then the Sikhs have been a target of violent backlashes by radicals and the ... See full summary »

Director: Manoj Punj | Stars: Gurdas Maan, Juhi Chawla, Divya Dutta, Parmeet Sethi

Votes: 134

Budget = Rs 2.30 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 6.60 Crores

5. Shaheed Uddham Singh: Alais Ram Mohammad Singh Azad (2000)

165 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

Udham Singh was born and brought in a Sikh family in Punjab, India, during the time when the British ruled India. Enraged at the massacre of over 2000 men, women, and children at the hands ... See full summary »

Director: Chitraarth | Stars: Raj Babbar, Gurdas Maan, Shatrughan Sinha, Amrish Puri

Votes: 151

Worldwide Gross = Rs 2.50 Crores

6. Shaheed-E-Mohabbat Boota Singh (1999)

121 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

The film is set in 1947. The exodus has begun after Partition. A Sikh ex-military man in his thirties finds a 16-year-old Muslim girl alone in a nearby village and brings her home. But the ... See full summary »

Directors: Shamim Ara, Manoj Punj | Stars: Gurdas Maan, Divya Dutta, Gurkirtan, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 171

Formed Basis For:- Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (Bollywood) (2001)

Worldwide Gross = Rs 2.25 Crores

7. The Black Prince (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, History

26 Metascore

'The Black Prince' is a story of Queen Victoria and the Last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh. His character as it evolves, torn between two cultures and facing constant dilemmas as a result. His relationship with Queen Victoria will be the most impactful relationship in the film, the Queen representing the English culture he was drawn into. The Black Prince begins a lifelong struggle to ... See full summary »

Director: Kavi Raz | Stars: Satinder Sartaaj, Amanda Root, Jason Flemyng, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 832 | Gross: $0.29M

Budget = Rs 33.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 4.24 Crores

8. Ardaas Karaan (2019)

140 min | Drama

The film revolves around the lives of three elderly men who have to deal with the changing times and conflicts among their family members while trying to instill family values among them.

Director: Gippy Grewal | Stars: Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Sapna Pabbi, Malkeet Rauni

Votes: 1,273

Worldwide Gross = Rs 31.82 Crores (Ran 8 Weeks)

9. Hawayein (2003)

176 min | Drama, Romance

Set against the backdrop of the 1984 Sikh genocide, Hawayein is a 2003 film directed by Ammtoje Mann. The film is based on some real-life events and features the impact of Operation ... See full summary »

Director: Amitoj Mann | Stars: Babbu Mann, Amitoj Mann, Mahie Gill, Mukul Dev

Votes: 143

Worldwide Gross = Rs 3.00 Crores

10. Sadda Haq (2013)

133 min | Action

Canadian Student Sharon Gill comes to India for her research on the topic "why minority was at war in Punjab"? During her journey she meets a former militant Kartar Singh Baaz who is in ... See full summary »

Director: Mandeep Benipal | Stars: Gurpreet Bhangu, Talwinder Bhullar, Nagainder Gakhar, Yaad Garewal

Votes: 406

Worldwide Gross = Rs 18.94 Crores

11. Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe (2015)

135 min | Biography

Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe ~ This life is dedicated to "YOU THE ALMIGHTY" (God). This film is a journey of one man "BHAGAT PURAN SINGH" who treaded a difficult and exhausting path. The journey ... See full summary »

Director: Harjit Singh | Stars: Pavan Malhotra, Arjuna Bhalla, Sudhanshu Aggarwal, Arvinder Bhatti

Votes: 326

Worldwide Gross = Rs 6.00 Crores

12. Sardar Mohammad (2017)

Not Rated | 141 min | Comedy

Set during the India-Pakistan partition, the story of Sardar Mohammad revolves around an infant who is saved by an Indian Sikh police officer. The officer brings up the boy as his own and ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Bhatti | Stars: Tarsem Jassar, Karamjit Anmol, Rahul Jungral, Sardar Sohi

Votes: 231

Budget = Rs 6.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 7.00 Crores

13. Harjeeta (2018)

129 min | Drama, Sport

Raised in a poor, dysfunctional home, a young man dreams of winning the World Cup in field hockey.

Director: Vijay Kumar Arora | Stars: Ammy Virk, Sawan Rupowali, Pankaj Tripathi, Gurpreet Bhangu

Votes: 135

Worldwide Gross = Rs 5.45 Crores

14. Jatt & Juliet (2012)

140 min | Comedy, Romance

Jatt is a mischievous lovable sort of a guy whilst Juliet is the typical Punjabi modern day girl. Sparks fly when their paths cross on their way to Canada due to their different outlook on ... See full summary »

Director: Anurag Singh | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Jaswinder Bhalla, Upasna Singh

Votes: 2,130

Inspired By:- a) Hadh Kar Di Aapne (Bollywood) (2000) b) Kal Ho Naa Ho (Bollywood) (2003) c) Cheeni Kam (Bollywood) (2007)

Budget = Rs 3.75 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 23.09 Crores

15. Carry on Jatta (2012)

143 min | Comedy

Jass falls in love with Mahie who wants to marry an orphan, so he lies to her and tells her he has no family, and finds himself in hilarious situations when he has to hide the truth once they get married.

Director: Smeep Kang | Stars: Gippy Grewal, Mahie Gill, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binnu Dhillon

Votes: 2,767

Copied From:- Kuch To Gadbad Hai (Bollywood) (2004), which itself is Inspired From Chakkikotha Chankaran (1989) (Malayalam)

Budget = Rs 3.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 18.00 Crores

16. Hashar: A Love Story... (2008)

Not Rated | 176 min | Romance

Amidst love, passion, hatred and romance set in a university campus, the movie highlights the plight of students when politicians get involved in student elections for their own benefit.

Director: Gaurav Trehan | Stars: Babbu Mann, Gurleen Chopra, Akshita Sharma, Satwant Kaur

Votes: 188

Budget = Rs 2.80 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 5.10 Crores

17. Dharti (2011)

Not Rated | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dharti is produced by Darshan Singh Grewal, J.S. Kataria and Jimmy Shergill, and stars Jimmy Shergill, Surveen Chawla, Rannvijay Singh, Japji Khaira, Prem Chopra, Rahul Dev, Binnu Dhillon &... See full summary »

Director: Navaniat Singh | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Surveen Chawla, Japji Khaira, Rannvijay Singh

Votes: 331

Inspired By:- Raajneeti (Bollywood) (2010)

Budget = Rs 3.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 8.78 Crores

18. Qismat (2018)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Romance

The film follows a man who falls in love whilst studying in Chandigarh, despite his marriage being arranged to another woman.

Director: Jagdeep Sidhu | Stars: Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta, Guggu Gill, Mandeep Mani

Votes: 1,523

Worldwide Gross = Rs 31.28 Crores (Ran 8 Weeks)

19. Mitti (2010)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

Mitti is a movie on Punjab's youth and their political arguments. It's a story about four guys who are best friends and their life changes after an incident takes place.Jeet Brar is a ... See full summary »

Director: Jatinder Mauhar | Stars: Mika Singh, Kashish Dhanoyaa, Victor John, Vaquar Sheikh

Votes: 65

Worldwide Gross = Rs 40 Lacs

20. Nabar: A Rebel with a Cause (2013)

112 min | Drama, Family

'NABAR' is the story of Surjan Singh, a Father, who became a Fighter from a Farmer to fight against Injustice. 'NABAR' is the story of Chindo, a mother, who got stuck in the most important ... See full summary »

Director: Rajeev Kumar | Stars: Nishawn Bhullar, Harbinder Kaur Babli, Raj Dhaliwal, Aashish Duggal

Votes: 9

Budget = Rs 50 Lacs Worldwide Gross = Rs 50 Lacs (Ran 1 Week)

21. Asees (2018)

127 min | Drama

At the heart of Asees is the story of an endearing mother-son duo. Through their journey, the film paints a poignant portrait of the powerful bond between a mother and her child.

Director: Rana Ranbir | Stars: Rana Ranbir, Neha Pawar, Kuljinder Singh Sidhu, Rupinder Rupi

Votes: 134

Budget = 2.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 1.39 Crores (Ran 3 Weeks)

22. Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018)

Not Rated | 140 min | Action, Biography, Drama

A Sikh serving in the British Indian Army is deputed to Europe to fight in World War I.

Director: Pankaj Batra | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Yograj Singh, Sunanda Sharma, Jagjeet Sandhu

Votes: 1,221

Budget = Rs 15.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 25.51 Crores

23. Subedar Joginder Singh (2018)

Not Rated | 139 min | Action, Biography, Drama

It is a biographical feature film on India's Highest Wartime Gallantry Award - Param Vir Chakra winner Subedar Joginder Singh. He fought three wars (as per records) for India before ... See full summary »

Director: Simerjit Singh | Stars: Gippy Grewal, Aditi Sharma, Guggu Gill, Nirmal Rishi

Votes: 308

Inspired By:- Border (Bollywood) (1997)

Worldwide Gross = Rs 11.50 Crores

24. Chal Mera Putt (2019)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

This is the story of six Punjabis from India, Pakistan and their struggle to get settled.

Director: Janjot Singh | Stars: Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, Iftikhar Thakur, Akram Udaas

Votes: 297

Worldwide Gross = Rs 31.29 Crores (Ran 8 Weeks)

25. Ashke (2018)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

Ashke is a film about the cultural dance "Bhangra," and also revolves around families, relationships and fun-loving comedy.

Director: Amberdeep Singh | Stars: Amrinder Gill, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Sarabjit Cheema, Roopi Gill

Votes: 544

Worldwide Gross = Rs 18.00 Crores

26. Laiye Je Yaarian (2019)

Not Rated | 117 min | Romance

A young businesswoman hires a charming con man in a bid to defeat her business rival. Complications arise when he turns out to be unreliable and worse still, romance blooms!

Director: Sukh Sanghera | Stars: Harish Verma, Roopi Gill, Rubina Bajwa, Amrinder Gill

Votes: 84

Worldwide Gross = Rs 11.00 Crores (Ran 2 Weeks)

27. Shadaa (2019)

Not Rated | 128 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

Amidst pressures from his parents to hurry up and wed, a young man seeks his perfect match. After many failed attempts with matchmakers, his parents are delighted when their son finally ... See full summary »

Director: Jagdeep Sidhu | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Sonam Bajwa, Anita Devgan

Votes: 452

Worldwide Gross = Rs 53.10 Crores (Ran 8 Weeks)

28. Dil Diyan Gallan (2019)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Romance

Dil Diyan Gallan is a Punjabi love story between Natasha, an internet celebrity and Laddi, her photographer.

Director: Uday Pratap Singh | Stars: Wamiqa Gabbi, Chandan Gill, Gaurav Kakkar, Anoop Karir

Votes: 210

Budget = 4 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 12.10 Crores (Ran 5 Weeks)

29. Asa Nu Maan Watna Da: In Search of Our Roots (2004)

179 min | Drama, Romance

Calgary-based businessman Kanwaljit Singh Tilon sends money home to his brother, Deep, to invest in some property. Now with his wife; son, Mehr; and medical-student daughter, Aman; he ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Singh | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Kimi Verma, Neeru Bajwa, Kanwaljit Singh

Votes: 118

Budget = Rs 1.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 3.70 Crores

30. Jee Aayan Nu (2003)

Not Rated | 187 min | Drama, Romance

Operating a Television Network from Vancouver, Sardar Jasbir Singh Grewal, arranges the marriage of his only child, Simar, with Mulhapur-based, Inder Veer Singh, the son of his friend, ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Singh | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Priya Gill, Kimi Verma, Kanwaljit Singh

Votes: 141

Budget = Rs 91 Lacs Worldwide Gross = Rs 3.30 Crores

31. Mera Pind: My Home (2008)

165 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

Kamalpur-based Bhullar family make a lot of sacrifices to get their daughter and eldest son married; as well as ensure their youngest, Himmat, gets a good education in Patiala's Punjabi ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Singh | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Kimi Verma, Rana Ranbir

Votes: 66

Budget = Rs 2.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 6.75 Crores

32. Ekam: Son of Soil (2010)

148 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

Ekam - Son of Soil is a film about family relations and family disputes. It's a triangular love story with full of comedy and emotions. It's about villager's life and a journey of a hero ... See full summary »

Director: Mandeep Benipal | Stars: Babbu Mann, Mandy Takhar, Mohitinder Bawa, Bhagwant Mann

Votes: 68

Budget = Rs 2.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 6.50 Crores

33. Jatt James Bond (2014)

Not Rated | 220 min | Comedy

Shinda was mistreated by his relatives therefore he finds other ways to have his love Laali. Shinda and his two other friends come up with a plan to solve all of their problems.

Director: Rohit Jugraj | Stars: Gippy Grewal, Zareen Khan, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Yashpal Sharma

Votes: 573

Inspired By:- a) Ocean's Eleven (Hollywood) (2001) b) Meesa Madhavan (Malayalam) (2002) c) 2 Guns (Hollywood) (2013)

Budget = Rs 7.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 20.00 Crores

34. Bambukat (2016)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

Bambukat, set in 1960, is a story about two sisters. One is a simple girl, Pakko, who's not fair skinned and look dusky, and Sami, who is prettier than Pakko. The story of Bambukat is how Pakko's husband tries to impress his in-laws.

Director: Pankaj Batra | Stars: Ammy Virk, Simi Chahal, Binnu Dhillon, Sheetal Thakur

Votes: 642

Worldwide Gross = Rs 24.50 Crores

35. Ek Noor (2011)

140 min | Biography, Drama, Family

'Ek Noor' is a sincere attempt to bring across the audience the message on the noble cause of organ donation and a sincere attempt to make the audience aware of life after death. The gift ... See full summary »

Director: Mukesh Gautam | Stars: Sudhanshu Pandey, Sudeepa Singh, Surilie Rhea Sandhu, Rajendra Gupta

Votes: 44

36. Virsa (2010)

133 min | Drama

An elderly male is abused by his wealthy son, while the latter has to deal with his own greed, and out-of-control children.

Director: Pankaj Batra | Stars: Arya Babbar, Aman Dhaliwal, Andrew Duvall, Aparna Sharma

Votes: 108

Budget = Rs 2.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 70 Lacs

37. Sikander (2013)

105 min | Action

Movie based on the story of rise to power and eventual fall of Sikander in political game.

Director: Jatinder Mauhar | Stars: Gul Panag, Kartar Cheema, Manav Vij, Victor John

Votes: 62

Budget = Rs 2.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 2.00 Crores

38. Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost (2013)

109 min | Drama, Fantasy

Umber Singh is a Sikh who loses everything during the separation of India in 1947 and is forced to leave his homeland. He obsessively wishes for a male heir. When his fourth daughter is born, he decides to wage a fight against destiny.

Director: Anup Singh | Stars: Irrfan Khan, Tisca Chopra, Tillotama Shome, Rasika Dugal

Votes: 736

39. Haani (2013)

Not Rated | 138 min | Family, Romance

Haani is a romantic saga spanning two different generations of a family. It tells the story of love, friendship and honor immortalized by commitment. The film simultaneously narrates 2 ... See full summary »

Director: Amitoj Mann | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Sarabjit Cheema, Mahreen Kaleka, Aashish Duggal

Votes: 109

Worldwide Gross = Rs 7.00 Crores

40. Dil Apna Punjabi (2006)


Unemployed slacker/trouble-maker, Kanwal Singh Sidhu, is in love with Ladi Kaur, the eldest daughter of Professor Kang Singh. He finds his life turned upside down when not only Professor ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Singh | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Neeru Bajwa, Mahek Chahal, Gurpreet Ghuggi

Votes: 142

Budget = Rs 2.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 9.00 Crores

41. Mitti Wajaan Maardi (2007)

154 min | Drama, Romance

Before passing away, U.S.-based widower Surjit Singh informs his doctor son, Varyam, that he has a step-mother, Santoh, who lives in Punjab along with a daughter, Rani, who he did not ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Singh | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Japji Khaira, Mahie Gill, Deep Dhillon

Votes: 70

Inspired By:- Main Hoon Na (Bollywood) (2004)

Budget = Rs 2.10 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 5.75 Crores

42. Jag Jeondeyan De Mele (2009)

160 min | Drama, Romance

Wealthy Abhijot Singh is sent away from his home so that he can stay from the peasants, especially his sweetheart, Mitro. Years later, he does return, and rekindles his romance for Mitro, ... See full summary »

Director: Baljit Singh Deo | Stars: Harbhajan Mann, Tulip Joshi, Gulzar Inder Chahal, Gurpreet Ghuggi

Votes: 67

Budget = Rs 2.80 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 5.40 Crores

43. Ambarsariya (2016)

140 min | Action, Comedy, Family

A secret agent who is posing as an insurance salesman tries to find an assassin, while also trying to juggle three women.

Director: Mandeep Kumar | Stars: Diljit Dosanjh, Monica Gill, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Lauren Gottlieb

Votes: 683

Climax Inspired By:- Khiladi (Bollywood) (1992)

Worldwide Gross = Rs 24.88 Crores

44. Ardaas (2016)

135 min | Drama

A story about how people in a village deal with everyday problems in Punjab and learn how to live.

Director: Gippy Grewal | Stars: Gurpreet Ghuggi, Ammy Virk, Rana Ranbir, Gippy Grewal

Votes: 1,019

Budget = Rs 2.50 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 17.00 Crores

45. Angrej (2015)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Romance

A thoughtful young man struggles to find a woman to marry.

Director: Simerjit Singh | Stars: Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Aditi Sharma, Ammy Virk

Votes: 2,597

Inspired By Punjabi Novel 'Pooranmashi'

Budget = Rs 4.00 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 30.68 Crores (Ran 7 Weeks)

46. Yaraan Naal Baharaan (2005)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

A story of Navdeep and Harman, two young college students who fall in love, making their life so different and beautiful... and difficult.

Director: Manmohan Singh | Stars: Jimmy Sheirgill, Juhi Babbar, Raj Babbar, Gavie Chahal

Votes: 170

Budget = Rs 1.40 Crores Worldwide Gross = Rs 2.30 Crores

47. DSP Dev (2019)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Crime

Honest police officer, Dev, tries to fight the corrupt system prevalent in Daulatpura because of a powerful criminal. He vows to end the tyrant's hooliganisms and bring peace to the town.

Director: Mandeep Benipal | Stars: Dev Kharoud, Manav Vij, Aman Dhaliwal, Mehreen Pirzada

Votes: 39

Worldwide Gross = 8.20 Crores (Ran 2 Weeks)