Highly anticipated Punjabi film ‘Punjab 1984’ launched in Surrey

Manmord Sidhu, Diljit Dosanjh and Rana Ranbir
Manmord Sidhu, Diljit Dosanjh and Rana Ranbir

REGARDED as one of the most highly anticipated Punjabi films ever produced, Punjab 1984 celebrated its global launch in Surrey on Wednesday with stars Diljit Dosanjh and Rana Ranbir, as well as producer Manmord Singh Sidhu.

A White Hill Production starring globally recognized Punjabi singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh and directed by Anurag Singh, Punjab 1984 is based on the real life events characterized by Amnesty International as one of the most significant human atrocities in history. The film is based on the events after the invasion of Darbar Sahib (Golden Temple) in the backdrop of 1984 Punjab, and the story of a mother and her missing son.

White Hill Production Inc. is a Vancouver based production company committed to the highest quality production of films, ad films, music videos, and film distribution. Some of the biggest blockbusters in Punjabi cinema such as Jatt and Juliet, Jatt and Juliet 2, Best of Luck and most recently Romeo Ranjha have been produced under this banner.

Diljit Dosanjh
Diljit Dosanjh Photos by Vinnie Combow

Diljit Dosanjh has proved his mettle as a multitalented singer / actor who has taken Punjabi cinema to a whole new level. Although he started his career in films with an action role, his great comedic timing in films, Jatt and Juliet, Jatt and Juliet 2 and Disco Singh have been immensely appreciated worldwide.

“Punjab 1984” will give the audience a chance to see yet another side of him as he portrays a role of a man whose life is full of angst, tragedy, anger and turmoil.

Anurag Singh is a Mumbai based director / writer best known for Jatt and Juliet Series, Yaar Anmulle and most recently Disco Singh. Regarded as one of the best filmmakers of Punjabi Cinema, Anurag Singh’s latest “Punjab 1984” shows a very different side of him as a filmmaker. Unlike the comedies and light hearted films he has directed in the past, this films deals with human emotions and tragedy.

Punjab 1984 opens to the public on June 27 internationally and in the Lower Mainland at Cineplex Strawberry Hills, Surrey; Cineplex Silvercity, Mission; Cineplex Odeon, Abbotsford; Cineplex Silvercity Riverport, Richmond; Landmark Guildford, Surrey; and Cottonwood, Chilliwack.

View the trailer of Punjab 1984 here: http://youtu.be/lvzGLfJs5JE

Original title: Punjab 1984
Year of completion: 2014
Country of production: Canada
Shooting format: Digital, colour
Sound: Dolby SR
Subtitle: English Subtitle.
Length: 2 hr 40 min
Shooting locations: Punjab & Himachal Pardesh
Shooting period: August-November 2013
Numbers of shooting days: 65