11 Facts About Punjabi cinema


Jatt Punjabi cinema had a big cast and a special appearance by Manoj Kumar.

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Munde U K De broke the record of Dil Apna Punjabi which was directed by Manmohan Singh and became the biggest earner of all the Punjabi movies.

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In February 2011, the PTC Punjabi cinema channel organised the first ever PTC Punjabi cinema Film Awards at Panchkula.

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Jihne Mera Dil Luteya is a 2011 Punjabi cinema film directed by Mandeep Kumar with story and screenplay by Dheeraj Rattan, produced by Batra Showbiz Pvt.

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In year 2019, total 61 Punjabi cinema films were released worldwide with superhits like Shadaa, Ardaas Karaan, Chal Mera Putt, Muklawa, Manje Bistre 2, Nikka Zaildar 3, Singham, Rabb Da Radio 2, Dil Diyaan Gallan, Blackia, Laiye Je Yaarian, Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh, Kaka Ji and Band Vajje.

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Limited to East Punjab and West Punjab and low number of screens in Punjabi cinema-speaking areas of Delhi and Rajasthan and no prospect in metro cities, distribution was a problem for Punjabi cinema filmmakers.

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Gradually, Punjabi cinema companies moved to the Australasian, European and North American markets.

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About 50 percent of the revenue for all successful Punjabi cinema films are generated from the overseas markets, including Australia, Canada, Malaysia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.

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Punjabi cinema films are finding more releases in Punjabi cinema-dominated areas of South Asia, including East Punjab, West Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Jammu.

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Punjabi cinema films are distributed to less-Punjabi cinema populated regions, including states of India: Bengaluru, Gujarat, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Madhya Pradesh, Nanded, Odisha, Bihar and countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Pakistan and Singapore.

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Punjabi cinema makes zero money from satellite or music due to absence of a sustainable satellite mechanism.

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