Dil Apna Punjabi
Dil Apna Punjabi (English: Our Heart is Punjabi) is a Punjabi feature film. It is also the first Punjabi Film to be produced by any Bollywood Production house, i.e. Tips It was released on 3 September 2006. It stars Harbhajan Mann, Neeru Bajwa and Dara Singh. Tips Films maiden Punjabi venture "Dil Apna Punjabi" produced by Kumar S. Taurani & Ramesh S. Taurani, written & directed by Manmohan Singh.
|Dil Apna Punjabi|
|Directed by||Manmohan Singh|
|Produced by||Kumar S. Taurani|
Ramesh S. Taurani
|Written by||Harbhajan Mann|
|Music by||Sukshinder Shinda|
His grandson, Kanwal (Harbhajan Mann) is a man of his heart, who spends most of his time with his friends; a village musical troupe. When Kanwal when meets college friend Ladi (Neeru Bajwa) at relative Faujan's (Amar Noorie) home he falls in love. Faujan makes their love match seem as an arranged marriage to their respective families. However, Ladi's family meet him, they are discouraged due to his unambitious approach and his lack of employment.
When a talent scout (Gurpreet Ghuggi) hears him singing, Kanwal decides to make a success of himself in the UK to prove himself. Here he meets TV host Lisa (Mahek Chahal). Lisa is drawn towards Kanwal's charm and simplicity soon begins to have feelings for Kanwal.
- Harbhajan Mann ... Kanwal
- Neeru Bajwa ... Ladi
- Mahek Chahal ... Lisa
- Gurpreet Ghuggi ... Mundi Singh
- Dara Singh ... S. Hardam Singh
- Kanwaljit Singh ... Kang Singh
- Deep Dhillon ... Gurtej Singh (Sarpanchi)
- Satwant Kaur
- Amar Noorie ... Amro
- Rana Ranbir ... Lakkad Chab
- Apache Indian ... Special Appearance
The film is picturised in scenic locales of Kullu Manali, Chandigarh, Punjab & various locations like Tower Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, Windsor Castle, Battersea Park, Margate Beach, Caversham Bridge in London, UK.
The movie was a hit in Punjab. However, it was not a blockbuster yet as Jee Aayan Nu was. Regional Newspaper Ajit has given it nine out of ten stars. The BBC awarded two out of five stars.
- Apna Punjab Official Website
- Dil Apna Punjabi Official Website
- Dil Apna Punjabi at IMDb
- Ajit Article on Dil Apna Punjabi and Review (Punjabi Text)
- Dil Apna Punjabi (My Heart Is Punjabi) (2006) BBC Movie Review
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