Season Change

“Att Na Bahuta Meghla,

Att Na Bahuti Dhup.”

Meghla – rain

Dhup – Sunlight

Att – Excess

Bahuta – Too much

Na – no/not

This is a punjabi proverb, which says that excess of everything is bad. If it keeps on raining, we will want to stop it, If it is always sunlight, we will long for coolness. That’s why it is the way of nature to keep balance. The change of seasons is one of wonderful phenomenon of nature, how everything works as per seasons.

Birds migrate, insects hibernate, trees shedding and growing leaves. It is like some automation is done for whole of earth and everything goes in sync.

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Punjab Bolda – review

The general view about this movie is that it is about social situation and a good message is conveyed, but what it really is another story.

Punjab Bolda

Basic information about the movie

Producer: Poonam Tripathi, Sarbjit Cheema
Director: Ravinder Peepat
Starring: Sarbjit Cheema, Anisha Pooja, Amarjit Cheema, Binnu Dhillon, Anshu Sawhney, Shavinder Mahal, Daljeet Kaur, Sardar Sohi, Gurchet Chitrakar, B.N. Sharma, Karamjit Anmol
Singers: Sarbjit Cheema, Lehmber Hussainpuri, Arif Lohar, Manpreet Akhtar, Arshpreet Kaur, Pushpinder Kaur
Music Director: Prince Ghuman
Story/Writer: Dr. Satish Verma

In Punjab Bolda Sarabjit Cheema is the lead protagonist , Gurbaaz, who is a young leader and tackling all the social menaces (especially drug, alcohol, dowry, undue indebtedness) in his village, and also making the people aware through street plays. It talks about social reforms but the end doesn’t justify the buildup of the movie.

Also there were too many bad guys (Rana Jang Bahadur, Harpal Singh, B.N. Sharma, Binuu Dhillon) packed into it, that you can never relate to one, and none of their characters got enough screen time to leave mark. Though thanedar and laala ji had their moments. But I find whenever someone keeps on repeating same dialogue, it seems clichéd and looks like copy of Jaswinder Bhalla. It is my viewpoint that only he can carry that unique lines (main tan bullan naal bhanda akhrot, asin kala coat aiven nai paya) repeatedly and still can make us laugh every time. Other comedians have enough strong performances, that they need not copy this thing to leave mark.

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Miley Cyrus vs Honey Singh

So many of you will be surprised on the comparison of these two celebrities, but I found lot of things in  common between them. In fact, I can say Honey Singh is Miley Cyrus for Punjabi culture.

Miley Cyrus rose to prominence as teen star Hannah Montana, which I loved, and was loved by lot of teenagers.  (Wiki)



She is talented, yes, but now what is she famous for Twerking. I have read about so much backlash against her for her twerking on Video Music Awards performance, for distorting the image of Disney forever, for not leaving anything for imagination. What has Miley Cyrus become now. But does anything of it matter in a bigger picture. She do some drastic act, going nude for Wrecking Ball, and what happens:  Wrecking Ball set another Vevo record for 19.3 million views in the first twenty-four hours of its release.

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Jatt and Juliet 2 – Review

Last night, saw the movie Jatt and Juliet 2. Surprisingly this was recommended to me by my friend from Pakistan, which again emphasises the fact that cinema, entertainment knows no boundaries, and good thing will touch everyone heart and leave a smile.

This movie is all in all a comedy. Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa have again proved their worth as fine actors. Every dialogue in the movie has a punch, and leaves your stomach hunting from too much laughing. I even choked on my water, :).

Songs are as well mesmerising with dance numbers of Mr Singh, shoulder and meri buggi. And Sukhwinder once again is brilliant with Naina. He has a beautiful resounding voice which suits it. Direction, editing, dialogues , songs, acting everything was of high quality.

Though the punjabi police ways working in Canada is bit overdone, but you all know it is comedy and they can take a bit of liberty.

All the character actors, Jaswinder Bhalla, Rana Ranbir, B.N. Sharma complemented the film, and comedy never felt like imposed. Editing was brilliant. And what I liked most was in this movie, there were no hidden vulgar punches, which can act as lesson that other writers to write clean and good comedy.

Though still punjabi movies have to work on serious genre, but comedy is a sure shot recipe. This movie is a properly made high budget commercial one, which is definitely going to be super hit, and will be a shining star of Punjabi cinema, for some years to come.

Jatt & Juliet 2 wiki IMDB


Ret – a review of punjabi novel

This is a review I wrote long before, but wanted to be here as well.

Harjeet Atwal is a novelist of front row in Punjabi literature. He is not a only novelist but he has marked his presence as a story teller, as a poet as well.

I got a chance to explore his novel “RET”. This is a superb novel, and you can say a novel set in modern times.
Whenever I used to read English Indian writers books’ about the lives of Indians abroad, I used to wonder where are the Punjabi writers writing about the Punjabi diaspora abroad. Fortunately I found about Harjeet Atwal, and how his novels are set in London.

RET is a story about a couple Ravi & Kanwal, and how their egos destroyed their loving marriage. It is not about the rights and wrongs, but about the perspectives towards life and family of two different people.

Also it describes the lives of Punjabis abroad, their work, their hardships, the family values etc.

Atwal’s writing is beautiful, precise and bonds you with the central characters. I was able to relate with Kanwal and Ravi as they were like my next door neighbors.

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