At the helm of Punjab 1984 is the ‘numero uno’ of Punjabi cinema, Diljit Dosanjh, delivering a powerhouse performance that will resonate with audiences and critics for years to come. Directing him onscreen is another numero uno – filmmaker, Anurag Singh – whose latest offering marks a magnum opus that showcases Punjabi cinema at its very best and bears all the hallmarks of a blockbuster in the making.
Sure to be hailed universally on the platform of world cinema and beyond, Punjab 1984 cinematically recounts a tragic episode in India’s history that affected thousands of households and families across the Punjab region, conveyed with emotion and atmospheric realism. Depicting a career milestone role as Dosanjh’s tormented mother in Punjab 1984 is the remarkably talented and most celebrated screen mother, Kirron Kher, essaying the heartfelt role of a matriarch dealing with the angst and pain of a missing son and the desperate lengths she goes to in order to secure his safe return home. Impeccable supporting performances are delivered by an ensemble cast featuring Pavan Malhotra, Sonampreet Kaur Bajwa, Manav Vij, Rana Ranbir Vansh, Arun Bali and Gurcharan Channi. Composers Gurmeet Singh, Nick & Jatinder Shah have crafted a haunting and compelling soundtrack to add a further dimension of atmosphere to Punjab 1984.