"Good Luck Jatta shooting in Birmingham was a fantastic experience"
Punjabi movies are popular globally, showcasing interesting, fun, and thrilling content. The main overseas markets for the Punjabi film industry include India, USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
The Punjabi film industry is expanding and growing at a fast rate. Filmmakers are now turning their focus on the quality of the movies.
In 2019, Punjabi cinema had a good year, delivering fantastic movies such as Shadaa, Ardaas Karaan and Chal Mera Putt.
In addition, Shadaa which features Diljit Dosanjh broke many records and became the second-highest-grossing Punjabi film of all time.
Likewise, 2020 will see the release of more Punjabi movies exhibiting various genres, including comedy and drama.
The movies will feature well-known Punjabi actors such as Ammy Virk, Binnu Dhillion, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Sonam Bajwa.
We have put together a collection of Punjabi movies, which most cinema fans will appreciate and enjoy in 2020.
Director: Jagdeep Sidhu
Cast: Ammy Virk, Tania
Falling into the romantic genre, Sufna is set to release on Valentine’s Day. It is one of the most highly anticipated movies of 2020.
This movie will see Ammy Virk and Tania share screen space once again after working together in Qismat (2020). Writer and director Jagdeep Sidhu bringing them back together with Sufna once again.
Qismat (2020) did well with critics and viewers. The film won ‘Best Film (Critics)’ award at the 9th PTC Punjabi Film Awards (2019). Fans will look forward to seeing Sufna (2020) do as well, from the brilliant acting to the soundtrack.
On October 19, 2019, Ammy Virk excitingly went on Instagram to share his latest project, Sufna (2020), writing:
“Waheguru sab de sufne poore karan… releasing on 14th feb.. 2020… Written n directed by @jagdeepsidhu3 produced by @prince71_ Will distribute by INHOUSE GROUP…”
This Punjabi movie will release in India and Canada on February 14, 2020.
Good Luck Jatta
Director: Vikram Thori
Cast: Ninja, Rubina Bajwa, Nadiqa Kaur
Good Luck Jatta is a film, which goes under the comedy-drama category.
Releasing on July 4, 2019, the initial poster is to some extent rather plain yet interesting. The use of pink suggests a love theme will be present.
The dynamics of the movie features one male leading actor and two female leading actresses, including Rubina Bajwa. More so, this could mean the story revolves around a love triangle, which will make the film more appealing.
Also, the use of the British flags and iconic London landmarks suggests the movie is set in the United Kingdom.
On September 20, 2019, director Vikram Thori went on Twitter to express his thought about the shooting of the film, tweeting:
“Good Luck Jatta shooting in Birmingham was a fantastic experience, we as a team promise to bring you a ride with fun love and laughter. It was a great learning curve for us a whole team to shoot in UK . I thank all…”
Ninja who has a role in the film is a very versatile artist, as he is a singer and actor. Using his talents and vision, he has also created a production house with Umesh Karmawala, calling it ‘Karmawala Films.’
Nadiqa Kaur will also feature in this movie. Initially, this Punjabi movie was due to release on February 14, 2020. However, it will come out on March 6, 2020.
Ik Sandhu Hunda Si
Director: Rakesh Mehta
Cast: Gippy Grewal, Neha Sharma
Ik Sandhu Hunda Si is a Punjabi action movie. The word ‘Sandhu’ refers to a caste in Punjab where people commonly call each other by their last names.
This film releases under the banner of Golden Bridge Films & Entertainment Pvt Ltd. Rakesh Mehta of good films such as Vaapsi (2016) and Rang Panjab (2018) is the director of this movie.
Ik Sandhu Hunda Si will star singer-actor Gippy Grewal in and as Sandhu.
Additionally, this picture also stars model Neha Sharma, making her debut in the Punjabi film industry. Her previous work includes starring in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu movies such as Chirutha (2007) Mubarakan (2017) and Solo (2017).
Initially, the first-look poster, releasing on August 2, 2019, did not reveal much. The poster just mentions the cast and crew, as well as showing the back of the lead.
In contrast, the second poster, promoting on August 20, 2019, reveals Gippy in a serious look. It appears that he is ready to take on whatever comes his way.
The fans of singer-actor Gippy will have fans full of excitement with this action-packed project.
Originally, this title was going to release on May 8, 2020, but will now come out on February 21, 2020.
No Life With Wife
Director: Avatar Singh
No Life With Wife is a Punjabi motion picture, with a comedy theme.
In the beginning, when the first poster was public, the release date was hidden. On April 8, 2019, producer Karamjit Anmol took to Instagram with joy, unveiling his latest project, stating:
“So Finally ‘No Life With Wife ‘ Get A Date (heart emoji) Film Is Releasing On 13 March 2020 …..
“Get Ready To Enjoy This Laughter Ride (emoji) MAI MERI GHARWALI TON DARDA….. ? haan!!”
“Produced by- Karamjit Anmol & Ranjiv Singla Co- Produced By – Pavitar Benipal & Monty Benipal Directed By – Avtar Singh Story By – Parveen Kumar India Distribution – Omjee Group”
The movie poster featuring in the Instagram post is vibrant and to some extent comedic, showing a cartoon husband and wife.
Despite being secretive about this project, the title and poster speak volumes.
This mysterious yet fun looking Punjabi cinematography will hit the big screens on March 13, 2020.
Director: Vijay Kumar Arora
Cast: Ammy Virk, Gurnam Bhullar, Sonam Bajwa
Kabootar is a Punjabi cinematic film, which slots into the comedy genre.
The founder of Villagers Film Studio, the famous Ammy Virk, promotes this title on his Instagram, expressing:
“Villagers film studio present KABOOTAR, cute love story… @gurnambhullarofficial @sonambajwa ????… Written by @gurpreet_singh_palheri and @jagdeepsidhu3 …”
“Directed by Vijay kumar arora… n mere te jaggi wallon special reqst to Gyaani bhaji v plz jaldi likh k de deo poori… Releasing on 3rd april 2020… by In house group…
The simplicity of the poster is great, featuring a pigeon, clear blue sky and an attractive field. After the success of Guddiyan Patole (2019), Vijay Kumar Arora returns as director for Kabootar.
In addition, Vijay Kumar Arora is bringing back the fabulous on-screen pairing of Gurnam Bhullar and Sonam Bajwa. This will definitely be a delight for the viewers as experience this star jodi once again.
Clearly, there will be high expectations from Kabootar due to the brilliance of Guddiyan Patole (2019).
This Punjabi title will be available in movie theatres from April 3, 2020.
Director: Smeep Kang
Cast: Binnu Dhillion, Raj Singh Bedi, Gurpreet Ghuggi
Hera Pheri is a movie which will have a comedy background.
Director Smeep Kang is back to deliver another comedy movie, after becoming popular with Carry On Jatta (2012) and Carry On Jatta 2 (2018).
There are high expectations for Hera Pheri with an excellent line-up.
On March 25, 2019, notable film critic Taran Adarsh went on Twitter to share the official poster of Hera Pheri. The poster features a lively orange background with a telephone in the centre.
Additionally, the trailer, releasing on September 21, 2019, is colourful and hilarious. It seems to follow a similar theme to the Bollywood version, Hera Pheri (2000) but with its own Punjabi spin.
Binnu Dhillion and Gurpreet Ghuggi who are starring in the films are known to make their audience chuckle with their performances.
This movie will be very humorous if it has any resemblance to Hera Pheri (2000).
Hera Pheri, featuring also Raj Singh Bedi will be accessible in movie houses near you on April 24, 2020.
Daddy Cool Mude Fool 2
Director: Simerjit Singh
Cast: Jaswinder Bhalla, Ranjit Bawa, Jassi Gill, Tania, Sonia Kour
Daddy Cool Munde Fool 2 is a Punjabi movie which will carry a rom-com theme. The shooting for this project started in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2019.
Director Simerjit Singh is back with a sequel to Daddy Cool Munde Fool (2013), which saw audiences admiring the first part.
Simerjit has made changes to the cast, keeping veteran actor Jaswinder Bhalla, who plays ‘Parminder Singh’ in the prequel.
Actress Tania went on Instagram to share the joy of Daddy Cool Munde Fool 2, expressing:
“Excited to share one more with you, Mark out the dates 15th May 2020…..”
Similarly, fans of Tania are as joyous as her over this project and the bubbly blue movie poster. A follower could not hold back his excitement, as he said:
“Super excited for your movie mam(heart eyed emoji).”
Singer Ranjit Bawa, Jassi Gill and Sonia Kour are the other main artists in the film
Daddy Cool Munde Fool 2 is predicted to be great family entertainment, ensuring audiences receive a film full of laughter.
This much-awaited Punjabi movie is scheduled to deliver on May 15, 2020.
Director: Sharanjit Jassi
Cast: Nishawn Bhullar, Rabbi Kandola, Vaquar Sheikh, Amrinder Billing, RP Singh
Masand is a Punjabi feature film, which appears to be action orientated. Supposedly, the story of this film takes inspiration from true events.
Rabbi Kandola has written this Punjabi movie and will also feature as one of the leads. He will share screen space with Nishawn Bhullar, Vaquar Sheikh, Amrinder Billing and RP Singh.
Going public on September 7, 2019, Sikander (2013) actor Nishawn Bhullar revealed more about this movie on his Instagram. A fan of his liking the film poster, wished Nishawn good luck, commenting:
“???aowsome poster and best of luck #nishwanbhullar bai g”
Furthermore, the poster itself seems rather dark and peculiar, suggesting that this is a serious action film.
In what seems to be a thrilling film, Masnad will be arriving across cinemas on May 15, 2020.
Director: Sukhminder Dhanjal
Cast: Dev Kharoud
Daler is a Punjabi moving picture, which emerges within the action-drama genre. This Punjabi movie meaning ‘brave’ will feature Dev Kharoud, who is generally popular for taking on action roles.
Action hero Dev has had a busy schedule in 2019, appearing in three back to back titles. Particularly, his on-screen presence was felt in Kaka Ji, Blackia, DSP Dev and Naukar Vahuti Da.
Sukhminder Dhanjal, the national award-winning director, takes the directors chair for this film. He is known for his fine work such as Baghi (2006) and Blackia (2019).
Sukhminder went on Instagram to reveal his latest piece of work, mentioning:
“A different content with dream team.”
The colour scheme of the movie poster is interesting, with orange surrounding the centric yellow. Behind the orange, vague buildings are present, which possibly suggest the location of the film.
There is also a strong fist breaking the shackles in the poster. Daler, the Punjabi action movie, aims to land in cinemas on May 22, 2020.
Director: Rupinder Chahal
Cast: Ammy Virk, Sonam Bajwa
The screenplay of Puaada will reflect a romantic comedy story. This movie will see Rupinder Chahal making her directional debut.
Rupinder has previous creative cinema experience. Her contributions include being writer and producer for Chak Jawana (2010), writer to Mubarakan (2017) and associate director of Firangi (2017).
Ammy Virk and Sonam Bajwa are the star attractions of this film.
Puaada will see Ammy and Sonam collaborating on-screen for the fourth time. Their earlier movies include Nikka Zaildar (2016), Nikka Zaildar 2 (2017) and Muklawa (2019).
Equivalently, Atul and Amit Bhalla, Anurag and Aman Singh and Pawan Gill will be producing together for the second time.
Revealing the vivid first movie poster on March 30, 2019, Sonam Bajwa tweeted:
“Next summer #Puaada on 12th June, 2020!!”
This rom-com Punjabi movie will be reachable for the general public on June 12, 2020.
Phatte Dinde Chakk Punjabi
Director: Smeep Kang
Cast: Binnu Dhillion, Zareen Khan
Phatte Dinde Chakk Punjabi will take shape under the comedy-drama genre.
With Smeep Kang directing the film, suggests that this title will be a comedy delight. Receiving well with the audience, his directorial films such as Carry On Jatta (2012) and Vaisakhi List (2016) were very enjoyable and entertaining.
Smeep and Gippy Grewal work together again, following the success of Bhai Ji in Problem (2013). Additionally, multi-the talented Gippy Grewal will produce Phatte Dinde Chakk Punjabi.
Binnu Dhillon loves working with new faces, as his on-screen chemistry with female leads being quite evident. Similarly, he will work alongside the beautiful Indian actress Zareen Khan for the first time.
On October 20, 2019, Binnu revealed the official movie poster to his followers on Instagram, captioning:
“Humble Motion Pictures & Gippy Grewal proudly stepping forward..announcing punjabi feature film PHATTE DINDE CHAKK PUNJABI..staring Binnu Dhillon, Zareen Khan..World Wide release 17 July 2020…???”
The poster is simple yet vibrant with the use of different colours.
The background mainly consists of bright yellow, with odd shapes floating around in purple with the title in the centre.
This movie releases for the pleasure of the viewers worldwide on July 17, 2020.
Director: Jagdeep Sidhu
Cast: Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta
Qismat 2 is a romantic drama flick and sequel to Qismat (2018).
Jagdeep Sidhu made his directional debut with Qismat, which became the highest-grossing film of 2018. Jagdeep went on to claim ‘Best Debut Director’ for the prequel at the 2019 PTC Punjabi Film Awards.
During Qismat (2018), the acting pair of Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta put up a captivating performance. Their chemistry was strong, with the incomplete love story bringing tears to the eyes of the audience.
Thus, the hit acting duo return to feature in the sequel.
Jagdeep has confirmed Qismat 2 is in the makings. Revealing exclusively in a conversation with Ghaint Punjab, Jagdeep states:
“After the massive success of Qismat, I started receiving many calls from eminent makers offering to make a sequel.
“I had this thought in my mind already because according to me there is a huge scope for such cinema in our industry.
“With this fact in mind, I was also sure that I would be working with the same team if the sequel is to be made. Hence, we are now starting with Qismat 2, which would be with the same team.”
The availability of this thrilling movie will be showcasing in movie theatres on September 18, 2020.
Carry On Jatta 3
Director: Smeep Kang
Cast: Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla, Karamjit Anmol
Carry On Jatta 3 is a Punjabi, which will be a total comedy. This is yet another movie by director Smeep Kang screening in 2020.
This film will be the third instalment of the Carry On Jatta series.
The prequels were of humorous excellence, with critics and viewers showing much appreciation. Both Carry On Jatta (2012) and Carry On Jatta 2 (2018) became huge blockbusters.
Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binu Dhillon, Jaswinder Bhalla and Karamjit Anmol reunite for this film.
Hence, fans across the world are actively anticipating this movie. An admirer of Carry On Jatta 2 tweeted on June 3, 2018, looking forward to part three:
“What a laugh a minute Carry On Jatta 2 was. I thoroughly enjoyed that film, absolutely brilliant. Loved it.”
“I think we need a Carry on Jatta 3. Thank you @igippygrewal for such a wonderful film. Looking forward to watching any more of your Punjabi films.”
This comedy film will release sometime in 2020.
Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo 2
Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo 2 is a Punjabi comedy film of the comedy genre, which is another sequel that will be arriving in 2020.
This film will be targeting to emulate the success of Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo (2014), which became a super hit from a box office perspective.
Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo 2 may feature some of the same cast as before plus additional faces. Featuring in the first part, stars such as Amrinder Gill and Binnu Dhillion did a great job.
This film falls under the banner of Pitaara Talkies, Speed Records and Omjee Group. On March 12, 2019, ‘Pitaara TV’ took to Instagram, describing as a ‘full fun’ project:
“Are U Ready For Full Fun again with #goreyannudaffakaro2 & #daddycoolundefool2 #pitaaratalkies @speedrecords @omjeegroup.”
Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo 2 will be releasing during 2020.
Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi
Director: Priti Sapru
Cast: Akhil, Rubina Bajwa, Priti Sapru, Karamjit Anmol, Gurpreet Bhangu
Teri Meri Gal Ban Gayi is a Punjabi drama film with some extremely talented artists from the past to the present.
Following a 14 year-long gap, veteran actress Priti Sapru makes a big comeback with this film as a director. She will also star in this FILM.
Before going behind the camera, Priti was better known for acting in Punjabi and Bollywood cinema. Her presence and elegance were noticeable in movies such as Sarpanch (1982) Qurbani Jatt Di (1990) and Sardari (1997).
Over the years, many Punjabi singers have shown interest in acting and featuring in films, from Diljit Dosanjh to Ammy Virk.
Similarly, vocalist Akhil makes his debut in the industry. On July 18, 2019, Akhil introduced himself in relation to the film, posting:
“Hello from the sets of #TeriMeriGalBanGayi ? “
This Punjabi movie releasing in 2020, will also have worldwide screenings.
There are many exciting Punjabi movies to look forward to in 2020. Whether the genre is romance, comedy or drama, the acting, cinematography and screenplay will be enjoyable for all,
Besides the titles mentioned above, there are many more Punjabi films to hit the screens. Additional projects coming out in 202o include Posti, Jagga and Beautiful Billo.
Without a doubt, we are hopeful that many of these Punjabi movies will be entertaining and successful.