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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
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Directed byManmohan Singh
Produced byKumar S. Taurani
Ramesh S. Taurani
Written byHarbhajan Mann
StarringHarbhajan Mann
Neeru Bajwa
Mahek Chahal
Kanwaljit Singh
Music bySukshinder Shinda
Distributed byTips
Release date
  • 3 September 2006 (2006-09-03)



Set in the lively village of modern-day Punjab, "Dil Apna Punjabi", is about a family spanning over four generations all living under one roof headed by Sardar Hardam Singh (Dara Singh).

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.

Kanwal has to choose between fame and fortune with Lisa in the UK, or returning to his roots in the Punjab to be with his first love Ladi.



The music is by Sukhshinder Shinda and a blend of bhangra and Punjabi hip hop, and also includes Apache Indian. The songs of the movie are sung by Harbhajan Mann, Alka Yagnik and Sunidhi Chauhan.


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.[citation needed]


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