In recent years, Punjabi cinema has lagged well behind other sectors in terms of production quality. And this Punjabi entertainment industry is well-known for covering numerous real-life tragedies. All of these biopic movies focused on true facts are visually appealing. These Punjabi biopic films have fascinated us, shown us the truth of the world we live in, and in some cases, shaken us to our hearts. So here we have listed 10 must-watch Punjabi biopics for you!
Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe
The film depicts the life of a modest and simple man, Bhagat Puran Singh, whose path is riddled with difficulties and thorns, and the only thing that keeps him alive is his unwavering trust in God, as well as his spiritual values and convictions. Pawan Malhotra plays Bhagat Puran Singh in the film.
Baghal Singh's 2017 Punjabi film Toofan Singh is based on the life of the well-known Kharku Toofan Singh. As he saves society from violence and injustice, young Sikh campaigns for freedom and tries to avoid the clutches of the police.
This film, starring Tarsem Jassar, is set during the partition of India and Pakistan. Sardar Mohammad, a boy who was rescued by an Indian police officer. As he grows older, the boy discovers he is not his parents' biological child and travels to Pakistan in search of his birth parents.
Mitti Na Pharol Jogiya
The movie follows the storyline of a brother and sister who are split in various countries and their attempts to reunite. The plot of this film revolves around India's partition in 1947. Pooja Brahmbhatt, Kartar Cheema, and Japtej Singh are among the film's cast members.
This sports drama featuring Ammy Virk, Pankaj Tripathi, and Sawan Rupowali is based on Harjeet Singh's life. He was a field hockey player from a poor family who aspired to win the World Cup of hockey. The film received two national film awards.
Dakuaan Da Munda
Dakuaan Da Munda, a wonderful piece of the year 2018, was based on the true story of former Kabaddi player Mintu Gurusaria from Gurusar Jodha village in Muktsar. Mandeep Benipal directed the film, which stars Dev Kharoud, Jagjeet Sandhu, Sukhdeep Sukh, and Pooja Verma, as well as Lucky Dhaliwal and Hardeep Gill. His journey to self-realization is depicted in the film.
Subedar Joginder Singh
This was yet another 2018 film that will be remembered for a looooong period. The film is dedicated to the memory and martyrdom of Subedar Joginder Singh, who received the Param Vir Chakra award. Simerjit Singh directed the film, which was set against the backdrop of the Sino-Indian war of 1962, and Gippy Grewal played the central character of Subedar Joginder Singh.
Shaheed Udham Singh
Without this film, the list would be completely devoid. Shaheed Udham Singh, a real masterpiece in every way, was most likely the first Punjabi biopic ever produced. Raj Babbar's outstanding performance as Shaheed Udham Singh is still remembered today. The film follows Shaheed Udham Singh from Jallianwala Bagh to the assassination of General O'Dwyer.
Rupinder Singh is also on the list. The 2015 film is based on the life of gangster Rupinder Gandhi, an average college boy who becomes entangled in the negative spiral of crime and criminals as a result of circumstances. Dev Kharoud played the titular role, while Tarn Mann was directed from the director's chair.
Sajjan Singh Rangroot
If you like biopics, this Diljit Dosanjh-Sunanda Sharma film should be your third option. The plot revolves around army officer Sajjan Singh and his troops' battles on the battlefield. Sajjan Singh, directed by Pankaj Batra, was one of the year's highest-grossing films.