Punjabi Cinema has grown well over the past two decades. With the entry of some talented actors like Diljit Dosanjh and Gippy Grewal, Punjabi film industry has given some of the best Indian Punjabi movies in the recent years. Punjabi movies are now earning well within as well as outside India. There were days when Punjabi movies were considered outdated but that’s not the case anymore because Punjabi film industry has progressed a lot within a short span of time, thus giving some of the best Indian Punjabi movies.
We have compiled a list of top 10 best Indian Punjabi movies that every fan of the Punjabi films must watch at least once. Although most of these best Punjabi movies come from the comedy genre because the audience in Punjab simply loves comedy movies. But, over the time, we have seen some performances in movies like Punjab 1984 that has really impressed the critics and we hope that we will see more movies like it in the future. Let’s have a look at these best Indian Punjabi movies.
1. Jatt & Juliet (2012)
Jatt & Juliet is an Indian Punjabi romantic comedy movie starring Punjabi superstars Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa. The movie became the biggest blockbuster at the Punjabi box office and gained huge praise from all over the India. Jatt & Juliet is considered to be a benchmark in Punjabi film industry. The movie was so good that it was remade in Bengali and you will soon see the Bollywood remake of the movie.
2. Carry On Jatta (2012)
Another Indian Punjabi comedy movie that was released in the same year as of Jatt & Juliet, Carry On Jatta is one of the most successful Punjabi movies starring Gippy Grewal and Mahie Gill. The movie performed exceptionally well at the domestic as well as the international box office. With some veteran actors in the supporting roles, the punchlines in the movie make it one of the best Punjabi comedy movies of all time.
3. Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013)
Following the success of Jatt & Juliet, a sequel to the Punjabi romantic comedy movie Jatt & Juliet 2 was released in 2013 with the same star cast. The movie received a positive response and went on to become the highest-grossing Punjabi film ever. The movie also performed well at the Indian box office as well as the overseas. Jatt & Juliet 2 will also have a remake in the Telugu film industry.
4. Yaar Annmulle (2011)
Yaar Annmulle is an Indian Punjabi movie directed by none other than Anurag Singh. Although the star cast of the movie was comparatively new to the Punjabi audience but due to the brilliant script and chemistry between the leads, the movie became one of the best Indian Punjabi movies ever made in the industry. A sequel to the movie is already in post-production and will soon be released on the big screen.
5. Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (2011)
Jihne Mera Dil Luteya is one of the earliest Indian Punjabi movies that established Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa as the superstars of the Punjabi film industry. The movie gained a huge appreciation and won 8 awards at the 2nd PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2012. The trio in the lead roles, as well as Binnu Dhillon in the supporting role, were exceptionally well in the movie.
6. Mel Karade Rabba (2010)
Long before the entry of Diljit and Gippy in the Punjabi film industry, there was only one superstar who was ruling the Punjabi box office and he was Jimmy Shergill. Mel Karade Rabba is an Indian Punjabi movie starring Jimmy Shergill and Neeru Bajwa in the lead roles. Although the movie is inspired from the Bollywood flick Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, but once you watch the movie, you will realise that it has its own charm.
7. Punjab 1984 (2014)
Punjab 1984 is the only Indian Punjabi movie on the list whose main genre is not a comedy. It stars Diljit Dosanjh and Kirron Kher in the lead roles. Despite the movie is based on a serious issue, it became a massive hit at the box office and gained huge praise for the actors. Do watch the movie if you are looking for some non-comedy Indian Punjabi movies.
8. Sardaar Ji (2015)
Sardaar Ji is an Indian Punjabi fantasy movie starring Diljit Dosanjh, Mandy Takhar and Neeru Bajwa in lead roles. The movie had the biggest opening ever for a Punjabi film in the state of Punjab. The sequel to the movie was also released last year and the movie will also be remade in Telugu cinema shortly.
9. Dharti (2011)
Jimmy Shergill gave one of the best performances of his life in this Punjabi political suspense thriller movie Dharti. The movie was the second highest grossing Punjabi movie of the year 2011. The movie also stars Surveen Chawla, Rannvijay Singh, Japji Khera, Prem Chopra, Rahul Dev and Binnu Dhillon. It is the first Punjabi Political thriller movie to be released and also, one of the best Indian Punjabi movies ever made.
10. Singh vs Kaur (2013)
Singh vs Kaur is an Indan Punjabi romantic comedy movie starring Gippy Grewal and Surveen Chawla in the lead roles. The movie is loosely inspired from the Bollywood flick Singh is Kinng. The movie is so good that it was remade in Bengali and will also be remade in Telugu soon. This movie has all the elements of a Bollywood masala movie and is one of the best movies of Gippy’s career.
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