Daaka is an Indian Punjabi-language action comedy film[1] directed by Baljit Singh Deo.[2] The film released on November 1, 2019.

Daaka
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Directed byBaljit Singh Deo
Produced by
Screenplay byGippy Grewal
Story byGippy Grewal
Starring
Music byJatinder Shah
Rochak Kohli
Payal Dev
Aditya Dev
Jay K
Score:
Jatinder Shah
CinematographyBaljit Singh Deo
Edited byRohit Dhiman
Production
companies
Distributed byT-Series
Release date
  • 1 November 2019 (2019-11-01) (India)
Running time
135 minutes[1]
CountryIndia
LanguagePunjabi

PlotEdit

Daaka is a movie about two poverty-stricken men who have their own set of problems to deal with. One, named Shinda is a love bird who falls for the daughter of a retired school teacher, financially well off, and the other, Balli, the father of a girl child who is suffering from a stomach tumour. Both these men co-own a mobile repair 'khokha' but in order to sustain their business, they must pay the shop owner 2.5 lacs else they'll lose their space. When they manage to somehow gather a handsome sum to pay the shop owner, things take an unplanned turn and they're left with just a plan and that too of robbing their village bank. When they are robbing the bank, the criminal being held in the Jail cell escapes. This leads to a whole sequence of events, leaving both Shinda and Balli wanted by the police.

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

Development of the film commenced in 2018. On 27 November 2018, Gippy Grewal worked with T-Series. On 21 February 2019 principal photography began using cinematographer Baljit Singh Deo. The leads were played by Grewal and Zareen Khan.[3]

This film has a similar plot to, Jatt James Bond. A movie starring both Gippy Grewal and Zareen Khan.

Release and marketingEdit

Gippy Grewal announced Daaka in February 2019.[3] The film was scheduled to be released on 13 September 2019, but it was delayed to 1 November 2019.[4]

SoundtrackEdit

Daaka
Soundtrack album by
Jatinder Shah, Rochak Kohli, Payal Dev, Aditya Dev and Jay K
Released31 October 2019[5]
Recorded2019
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Length15:49
LabelT-Series
External audio
  Official Audio Jukebox on YouTube

The music waa composed by Jatinder Shah, Rochak Kohli, Payal Dev, Aditya Dev and Jay K. The lyrics were written by Gautam G Sharma, Gurpreet Saini, Happy Raikoti and Kumaar.

Koi Aye Na Rabba is a remake song, originally composed by Vishal-Shekhar for the 2004 film Musafir.

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Phulkari" (Original lyrics by: Jagdev Mann)Gautam G Sharma, Gurpreet SainiPayal DevGippy Grewal2:47
2."Daaka Title Track"Happy RaikotiJay KHimmat Sandhu4:16
3."Koi Aaye Na Rabba"KumaarRochak KohliRochak Kohli, B Praak4:02
4."Gal Theek Ni Lagdi"Happy RaikotiJatinder ShahSunidhi Chauhan, Gippy Grewal2:53
5."Phulkari Version 2" (Original lyrics by: Jagdev Mann)Gautam G Sharma,Gurpreet SainiPayal DevGippy Grewal1:51
Total length:15:49

ReceptionEdit

Critical responseEdit

Gurnaaz Kaur of The Tribune gave the film three and a half stars out of five. Kaur concluded, "The story may be a clichéd one, the execution still gets the thumbs-up. To have such a well-crafted tale in Punjabi cinema is a matter of pride. It reflects the growing technical strength of the industry".[6] Gurlove Singh of BookMyShow said, "Daaka is an interesting story that has been narrated stylishly. The film is absolutely entertaining [...] The film has everything – love, thrill, violence, colorful songs and more. It cannot be denied that Daaka is a complete package".[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "DAAKA (2019)". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Bhushan Kumar Gippy Grewal's next Daaka goes on floors". United News of India. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Daaka: The first collaboration of Gippy Grewal and Bhushan Kumar goes on the floor - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Daaka: The Gippy Grewal starrer gets a release date - 'Do Dooni Panj' to 'Shadaa' to 'Manje Bistre 2', Punjabi movies to look forward in 2019". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 August 2019.
  5. ^ "Daaka - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Jio Saavn.
  6. ^ Kaur, Gurnaaz (1 November 2019). "Movie Review - Daaka: The poor boy-rich girl formula works". The Tribune. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  7. ^ Singh, Gurlove (1 November 2019). "[Review] Gippy Grewal & Rana Ranbir Deliver Superlative Performances in Daaka". BookMyShow. Retrieved 5 November 2019.

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