26122021-LSTC-01.qxd 12/25/2021 11:05 PM Page 1 c m y b FIRST CHRISTMAS TOGETHER Kim Sharma and boyfriend Leander Paes are having great time celebrating Christmas together. Recently, Kim shared a few pictures with her boyfriend on Instagram. For the caption of one picture, Kim wrote, “We don’t need mistletoe.” TMS TRIBUNE OTT debut Life Varun Dhawan has reportedly got into a contract with Amazon Prime Video for the Indian spinoff of Russo Brother’s Citadel. The spin-off will mark Varun’s debut on OTT. TMS CHANDIGARH | SUNDAY | 26 DECEMBER 2021 L EWEL FAR 021 2 DIGITAL ROUTE Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme became the first Punjabi film to witness a direct-to-OTT release. The film stars Jaswinder Bhalla, Binnu Dhillon, Pukhraj Bhalla, Armaan Anmol and many others. Apart from this movie, Puaada, Fuffad Ji and Qismat 2 are also available on Zee5, since Zee launched a campaign called Rajj Ke Vekho, which will make every Zee Studios’ Punjabi film run on their digital platform after one month of theatrical release. NUMBER GAME Honsla Rakh had a bumper opening with worldwide gross collection of Rs 21-crore during the first four days of its release, followed by Qismat 2, which made Rs 12.27-crore in the first four days. Warning made Rs 3.58-crore in two days of its release and the makers couldn’t control their excitement to announce Warning 2, which will release on July 22, 2022. While there were many theatrical releases, including Puaada, Thana Sadarand Honsla Rakh, it was also a year of sequels in Pollywood with Chal Mera Putt 3, Yaar Anmulle Returnsand Qismat 2. Here’s a roundup Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme Balle balle Pollywood! Sheetal P OLLYWOOD was eager to return to the big screen, which very well explains a flurry of releases almost each week. The actors, directors and producers just refused to bow down to the pandemic and worked endlessly on films, and whenever there was a small window of hope, they were ready to entertain. Here’s a look at what all Punjabi cinema has done in 2021. Litmus test better, films like Aape Pein Siyaape and Kuriyan Jawaan Bapu Pareshan were released in theatres in February and April, respectively. Although they didn’t work, compared to some films released later, they at least brought people back to the theatres. Ammy Virk’s Puaada and Qismat 2, Kartar Cheema’s action film Thana Sadar and even Harish Verma in Yaar Anmulle Returns charmed the audience. This was also a year of sequels with Chal Mera Putt 3, Yaar Anmulle Returns and Qismat 2 being released. Taking the advantage of available screens, director Janjot Singh’s 2020 film Chal Mera Putt 2 was also rereleased this year. Subject wise Known more for comedy films and period dramas, After the first wave of Covid when things started looking Teeja Punjab Yes I am Student Qismat 2 Yaar Anmulle Returns Big picture Hollywood star Daniel Craig has urged people not to stream James Bond films because ‘event movies’ deserve to be seen on a big cinema screen. Craig said: “One of the greatest things that’s happened is we got this movie into the cinema. That’s where Bond movies should be. They don’t look so good on a phone. They look great on an Imax screen. It looks great on a 30-ft screen. And they are family events. It gets the family out. As long as there are event movies like this, cinemas have got a chance of surviving.” While Daniel’s Bond successor is yet to be announced, the Knives Out star thinks the franchise is in a “good place” and he believes there are still a lot of good stories to be told. He added: “I hope I’ve left it in a good place and I hope the next person can just make it fly. It’s an amazing franchise. I still Once more Sriram Raghavan’s Merry Christmas goes on the floors film. She shared that she is extremely excited to be a part of the film which is titled as Merry Christmas. For the caption, Katrina wrote, “New Beginnings. Back on sets with director Sriram Raghavan’s Merry Christmas! I’ve always wanted to work with Sriram sir ... It’s an honour to be directed Daniel Craig doesn’t want Bond films to be streamed think there are a lot of stories to tell.” He recently shared that he thought it was “very satisfying” that Bond was apparently killed at the end of No Time To Die after he sacrificed himself to save partner Madeleine (Lea Seydoux) and his daughter Mathilde (LisaDorah Sonnet). — IANS Picture shared by Katrina Kaif on Instagram c m y b Sargun Mehta’s Qismat 2, a serious romantic film one rarely sees in Punjabi, came up with a fresh perspective. Sidhu Moosewala’s debut movie Moosa Jatt brought the perspective of farmers to the fore and Teeja Punjab, released in December, was no different. Another motivational drama, Tunka Tunka, saw Hardeep Grewal was quite appreciated. by him. Super-excited to be teaming up with Vijay Sethupathi for this one produced by @rameshtaurani.” Meanwhile, Katrina will next be seen in Phone Bhoot with Siddhant Chaturvedi and Ishaan Khatter. Katrina Kaif also has Tiger 3 with Salman Khan in her kitty. — TMS with sequels such as Chal Mera Putt 3 and Yaar Anmulle Returns and ended with Shava Ni Girdhari Lal in December, which had seven heroines and one hero! First take Ensemble cast Big star cast was another noticeable trend this year, where Warning, Paani Ch Madhaani and Jinne Jamme Saare Nikamme stood out. It started right from Kuriyan Jawaan Bapu Pareshan in April, continued Honsla Rakh Shava Ni Girdhari Lal Katrina Kaif is back After completing all the wedding festivities, Katrina Kaif is back to work! The actress has now officially announced her new film with director Sriram Raghavan and South Indian veteran Vijay Sethupathi. She took to her Instagram account and shared a picture where Katrina is seen posing with the team of the Pollywood industry brought out some really fresh stories for the audiences. What stands at the top is Honsla Rakh, starring Diljit Dosanjh, Shinda Grewal, Sonam Bajwa and Shehnaaz Kaur Gill. In a first, it explored a father-son bond, which generated fun and whopping box-office numbers. Gippy Grewal, who has previously introduced messageoriented films with Ardaas, dabbled with different genres, right from a thriller, Warning, which he wrote himself, to Paani Ch Madhaani, which took the audiences back to the days of Punjabi stage artistes. Ammy Virk and While Hardeep Grewal produced his debut film, Sidhu Moosewala took his own time for his debut. If Moosa Jatt was about farmers, then Yes I Am Student was about the struggles of students who migrated to foreign shores. Shehnaaz made her debut as the lead with Honsla Rakh. Star-kids who debuted this year included Sweetaj Brar, daughter of Raj Brar, and Armaan Anmol, Karamjit Anmol’s son. Gippy’s son Shinda Grewal was hailed for his performance too.
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