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Sardaar Ji

Sardaarji is a 2015 Indian Punjabi fantasy film directed by Rohit Jugraj, and starring Diljit Dosanjh, Mandy Takhar and Neeru Bajwa in lead roles. The trailer of the film was released on 18 May 2015. Sardaar Ji is one of the first fantasy films to be made in Punjabi cinema.[3] It released on 26 June 2015, and had the biggest opening ever for a Punjabi film in Punjab.[4][5][6]

Sardaarji
Sardaarji - Poster.jpg
Directed byRohit Jugraj
Produced byGunbir Singh Sidhu
Manmord Sidhu
Screenplay byDheeraj Rattan
Story byDheeraj Rattan
StarringDiljit Dosanjh
Neeru Bajwa
Ali Kazmi
Mandy Takhar
Music byJatinder Shah
Nick Dhammu
CinematographyParixit Warrier
Edited bySandeep Francis
Production
company
Distributed byWhite Hill Studios
Release date
  • 26 June 2015 (2015-06-26)
Running time
141 minutes
CountryIndia
LanguagePunjabi
Budget13 crore (US$1.8 million) estimated [1]
Box office62 crore (US$8.6 million)[2]

Contents

PlotEdit

CastEdit

SongsEdit

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."I Love U Ji"Veet BaljitNick DhammuDiljit Dosanjh2:58
2."Roku Keda"Veet BaljitJatinder ShahKaur B3:20
3."Sardaarji"Veet BaljitJatinder ShahDiljit Dosanjh2:08
4."Taare Mutiyare"Veet BaljitNick DhammuDiljit Dosanjh3:39
5."Time"Veet BaljitJatinder ShahDiljit Dosanjh1:58
6."Veervaar"Ranveer SandhuJatinder ShahDiljit Dosanjh ft Tarunam2:22
Total length:00:15:06

ReceptionEdit

Box officeEdit

The movie had a record opening in history of Punjabi Cinema,[9][10] it opened to 100% occupancies and shattered previous openings record of Jatt & Juliet 2. It collected 2.5 crore (US$350,000) on its first day in Punjab while Jatt & Juliet 2 earned 1.5 crore (US$210,000) on its opening day.[11] Sardaar Ji also earned 14.45 crore (US$2.0 million) in its opening weekend recovering its making costs of 11 crore (US$1.5 million) easily.[12] Sardaar Ji beat bollywood film ABCD 2 easily at overseas box office in top the international collection chart.[13][14]

In its first running week Sardaar Ji collected over 28 crore (US$3.9 million), highest ever in Punjabi cinema. It was first Punjabi movie (Chaar Sahibzaade has total collection of 72 crore (US$10 million) as movie was released in English, Hindi and Punjabi languages) to cross 60 crore (US$8.3 million) mark worldwide[15] and 30 crore (US$4.2 million) mark alone in India.

Critical responseEdit

CNN-IBN,[16] Hindustan Times[17] & The Tribune[18] gave positive reviews to the movie. Film was also reviewed by British media like The Guardian.[19]

SequelEdit

A Sequel, entitled Sardaar Ji 2, directed by Rohit Jugaraj, written by Dheeraj Rattan and produced by White Hill Production, was released on 24 June 2016. Diljit Dosanjh, Monica Gill and Sonam Bajwa starring as main leads.[20][20][21]

Telugu remakeEdit

Telugu Filmmaker Vasu Manthena acquired the rights of Sardaar Ji, to produce it in Telugu cinema.[22]

Television viewership recordEdit

In December 2015, Sardaar Ji broke UK TV ratings records by delivering the biggest ever audience for a channel as it registered a huge 54,900 viewers, peaking at 90,000 viewers.[23]

AccoladesEdit

Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Award Ceremony Category Result
Jatinder Lall PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2016 Best Dialogues Won
Mandy Takhar Best Supporting Actress Won
Diljit Dosanjh Most Popular Song of the Year Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Punjabi films' budget increasing with time: Diljit Dosanjh".
  2. ^ "SardaarJi is the first-ever Punjabi film to hit the 50-cr mark".
  3. ^ "Diljit not only promises to offer something new to his viewers, but also explores a genre – fantasy film - which is a rarity in Punjabi film industry".
  4. ^ Bhavuk Thareja made his debut in Sardaarji as a executive producer
  5. ^ Diljit Dosanjh & Neeru Bajwa to share screenspace again. The Times of India (20 October 2014). Retrieved on 2015-05-11.
  6. ^ Big Picture: Craigdarroch Castle turns into little India. Times Colonist (31 October 2014). Retrieved on 2015-05-11.
  7. ^ "the vivacious Sonam Bajwa in a special appearance".
  8. ^ "he will star in Punjabi rom-com, Rohit Jugraj's Sardarji".
  9. ^ "'ਸਰਦਾਰ ਜੀ' ਨੇ ਕਮਾਈ ਪੱਖੋਂ ਸਾਰੇ ਰਿਕਾਰਡ ਤੋੜੇ".
  10. ^ "'ਸਰਦਾਰ ਜੀ' ਨੇ ਕਰਾਈ ਅੱਤ !".
  11. ^ "Diljit Dosanjh's 'Sardaar Ji' breaks box-office records".
  12. ^ "'Sardaar Ji' First Weekend Collection at Box Office: Diljit Starrer Recovers Costs in 3 Days".
  13. ^ "Overseas Box Office:-beats-abcd-2-637598".
  14. ^ "'ਸਰਦਾਰ ਜੀ' ਫਿਲਮ ਨੇ ਕੀਤੀ ਰਿਕਾਰਡਤੋੜ ਕਮਾਈ".
  15. ^ "SardaarJi is the first-ever Punjabi film to hit the 50-cr mark".
  16. ^ "'Sardaarji' review: It's hard not to be fascinated by Diljit Dosanjh's flawless performance".
  17. ^ "Sardaar Ji review: Diljit is a star".
  18. ^ "This sardaarji is hilarious".
  19. ^ "Sardarji review – Diljit Dosanjh hunts for a funny joke in ghastly ghost story".
  20. ^ a b Service, Tribune News (25 September 2015). "'Sardaarji' set to return next year". http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/amritsar/-sardaarji-set-to-return-next-year/134526.html. Retrieved 25 September 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  21. ^ Amann KhuranaaAmann Khuranaa, TNN (21 September 2015). "Exclusive: 'The Return Of Sardaar Ji' will not be a fantasy film". The Times of India. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
  22. ^ "Punjabi movies 'Sardaar Ji', 'Jatt & Juliet 2' to get Telugu adaptation".
  23. ^ Baddhan, Raj (30 December 2015). "Overnights: 'Sardaar Ji' breaks PTC Punjabi UK record". media247.co.uk. Retrieved 30 December 2015.

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