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Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe (EJTL): Punjabi cinema in sifting process, the good from the bad

Finally, Punjabi cinema is moving towards the sifting process, the good from the bad. And finally, we see some good coming our way. Punjabi film Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe (EJTL) is one such good film that has come our way.

Review of Punjabi movie “Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe” – a film on Bhagat Puran Singh

Punjabi moive "Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe" was released today (January 30, 2015). A film by Harjit Singh, Eh Janam Tumhare Lekhe movie is a biopic based on the life of Bhagat Puran Singh Ji. Bhagat Puran Singh Ji devoted his life to selfless service of the underprivileged, ill, retarded and rejected people of the contemporary society.

Harbhajan Mann starrer Gadaar – The Traitor to released on May 22

‘Gadaar -The Traitor’ - Punjabi Cinema’s Suspense - Emotional thriller is slated for worldwide release on May 22. An announcement of the same was made by Producers of the Film -- Unisys Infosolutions & Grandsons Films in a press release issued from Chandigarh.

1984 turning ‘formula’ for Punjabi film makers: now movie on Jugraj Singh Toofan

The trauma of 1984 and the ‘movement’ of post-1984 period is being treated as a ‘formula’ by Punjabi filmmakers. Many films on 1984 and aftermath have arrived in last two years. The success of ‘Sadda Haq’ (2013) attracted attention of other Punjabi filmmakers and five films - 47 to 84, Kaum De Heere, Punjab 1984, Dilli 1984, Blood Street - have already been released. Others in line are Leather Life, Patta Patta Singha Da Wairi, Wanted Zinda, Jinda and Sukha - The Movie, Ankhi Yodhey.

Animation (3D) Movie Char Sahibzaade goes tax free in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab government has declared to revoke tax from multilingual movie ‘Char Sahibzaade’. Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal, who also holds the portfolio of excise and taxation department, yesterday sanctioned tax-free status for 'Char Sahibzade'. Punjabi version of the movie is being screened in Punjab. Char Sahibzaade is based on the lives and martyrdom of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh.

Banned in India, “Dilli 1984” movie released in Canada, USA, UK, Europe and Australia

Canada/ USA: Dilli 1984, a Punjabi film, said to be based on life and struggle of Sikh Genocide survivor Bibi Jagdish Kaur was today released in United Kingdom, Europe, Canada, United States of America and Australia. The movie was eventually banned in India as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had denied it clearance certificate that was required for public screening of the movie in India.

Movie Review – Char Sahibzaade (3D) Animation

Char Sahibzaade (3D - Animation) movie is Produced Pammi Baweja. It is directed by Harry Baweja and penned by writer Baldev Gill. After viewing the this film heads bowed in obeisance to unprecedented martyrdom.

After “Kaum De Heere”, Raj Kakra to come up with “Patta Patta Singha Da Vairi”

Chandigarh/ Punjab: As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), after success of Kaum De Heere overseas, Raj Kakra is gearing up for another movie titled “Patta Patta Singha Da Vairi”.

Actor-producer Kuljinder Sidhu all set to release Yoddha – The Warrior on October 31

Chandigarh: After the massive success of his last Punjabi film 'Sadda Haq', actor-producer Kuljinder Sidhu is ready to release his latest movie titled 'Yoddha - The Warrior'.

Characters depicted in “Kaum De Heere” are martyrs of the Sikh nation: Akal Takht Jathedar

Amritsar, Punjab (August 23, 2014): While refusing to offer any comment without watching the movie, Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh clarified that Bhai Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh were "great martyrs" of the Sikh nations.

Now India’s CBFC bans Punjabi Movie “Dilli 1984 – Insaaf Di Udeek”

New Delhi, India (August 23, 2014): It is learnt that another Punjabi movie "Insaaf Di Udeek - Dilli 1984" has been denied clearance Certificate by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). Ashok Gupta, director of the movie told during a press conference that an interview of Sikh Genocide 1984 victims and eye-witness was the main motivation behind the movie.

Ban on Kaum De Heere movie politically motivated, says Producer Satish Katyal

New Delhi, India (August 23, 2014): Much awaited Punjabi movie “Kaum De Heere” was again banned by Indian government on August 21, just a day before it's released in India. The movie was previously banned by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on January 29, 2014. The initial date of release of the movie was February 28. But after the Indian authorities decided against the movie, it was released outside India on March 14.

Raj Kakra’s movie debut – Kaum De Heere

Stalling of Punjabi Movie ‘Kaum de Heere’: Hindutva Sarkar’s first onslaught on Sikhs, says Dal Khalsa

Amritsar, Punjab (August 22, 2014): Dal Khalsa today termed the stalling of film 'Kaum de heere' as first onslaught of "Modi Sarkar" on Sikhs.

Ban likely on Kaum De Heere Punjabi movie in India; I&B Ministry raises objection after demand from BJP

Chandigarh/ New Delhi (August 21, 2014): Media reports suggest that India may re-impose ban on Punjab Movie Kaum De Heere that was set to be released tomorrow (August 22). India's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has expressed reservation and alleged serious concern over the contents of a Punjabi film which is based on life and sacrifice of Sikh martyrs - Shaheed Beant Singh, Shaheed Kehar Singh and Shaheed Satwant Singh.

Congress, BJP, Shiv Sena echo demand for ban on Kaum De Heere Movie

Chandigarh/ Punjab (August 20, 2014): Congress and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) have finally found some issue on which they seem united. The political parties that always remain in search of issue to hit each other, have demanded ban on Punjabi film Kaum De Heere, which is said to be based on life and sacrifice of Sikh martyrs Bhai Beant Singh, Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh. The issue is also joined by Shiv Sena.

Punjab Youth Congress opposes “Kaum De Heere”; Warns Modi with protests if film is released

Chandigarh/ Punjab (August 17, 2014): It is learnt that Punjab Youth Congress (PYC) has come out to oppose the the screening of Punjabi movie 'Kaum de Heere', saying that the movie 'glorifies' the assassins of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Punjab 1984 Movie – Content and Intent (by Ajmer Singh)

In its justification, the most dangerous (and deceitful)argument that movie makers along with their supporters and admirers put forward is that everything shown in the movie is based on true facts and incidents that actually did happen in Punjab.

Punjab 1984 Movie review by SWAT (London)

PUNJAB 1984 has been a much anticipated film, especially with it being released on the 30th anniversary of the attack but what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about 1984? The attack on Sri Harimandar Sahib (the Golden Temple) and the suffering of the Sikhs? Was this depicted in the film? NO!

Ban removed from Kaum De Heere; Raj Kakra’s Movie set to be released on August 22

As per information available with the Sikh Siyasat News (SSN), Punjabi lyricist-cum-singer Raj Kakra’s début Punjabi movie “Kaum De Heere” will be released across India on August 22. The movie was banned by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India on February 28, 2014. But now the ban has been lifted.

Punjab 1984 movie – Why do I have objections to it?

A new Punjabi movie, “Punjab 1984” starring Diljit Dosanjh was released last Friday. The movie was directed by Anurag Singh who claimed that his movie was “not-political”. The movie has evoked mixed reactions from the audience. Diljit's fans, mostly teenagers are praising the movie and some even went on to say that now they know the “facts” about 1984 as these were shown in the movie. But on the other hand many Sikh circles have criticized the movie for a distortion of the facts, for being influenced by State propaganda and for it’s negative portrayal of the Sikh struggle. The debate between the two sides is going on over social media sites.

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