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Amar Singh Chamkila trailer review – Diljit Dosanjh is stellar, but this could be the Imtiaz Ali we have never seen before

Amar Singh Chamkila starring Diljit Dosanjh with Parineeti Chopra and directed by Imtiaz Ali is all set to hit Netflix on April 12, 2024.

Amar Singh Chamkila trailer review – Diljit Dosanjh is stellar, but this could be the Imtiaz Ali we have never seen before
Amar Singh Chamkila Trailer Review

Last Updated: 01.22 PM, Mar 28, 2024


The return of Imtiaz Ali to feature films is something that has kept us going in life. The fact that the Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer Amar Singh Chamkila is finally releasing in April, a year after the filmmaker shared the first look of the movie in association with Netflix, feels like redemption. Ever since it was first speculated and then eventually announced, the biopic of one of the country’s most celebrated musicians has made waves, and the official announcement left us all excited. Turns out, as we are now a couple of weeks away from the release of the film, Imtiaz Ali has decided to share the first trailer of the Diljit and Parineeti starrer Amar Singh Chamkila, and it is all kinds of brilliant, as he promises a ride that we haven’t expected from Imtiaz, and that is the best part about it.

Amar Singh Chamkila Trailer Out!


There is so much anticipation around Amar Singh Chamkila that the trailer of the movie was one of the most demanded things on the internet in the past couple of months, especially since the filmmaker dropped the first two songs from the album titled Ishq Mitaye and Naram Kaalja. The trailer, which dropped on Netflix’s official YouTube channel today, encompasses what we are preparing ourselves for and more. There is an Imtiaz Ali touch to it but also a new vibe that you haven’t associated with the filmmaker so far.

Amar Singh Chamkila Trailer Review

Starring Diljit Dosanjh as Amar Singh Chamkila and Parineeti Chopra as Amarjot Kaur, the trailer that was released moments ago on Netflix’s official YouTube channel is a winner from the word go. It welcomes us with an alarming AR Rahman music laced with Irshad Kamil’s words and never-before-seen Imtiaz Ali's direction. Amar Singh Chamkila enters as a voiceover and introduces him as the Elvis Of Punjab. The scenes jump to where now he wants to explain why. The trailer holds a whole lot more than we expected, and everything lands just perfectly.

There is a patent coming-of-age that the man goes through when he is working as a laborer in a socks factory but has music always in the back of his mind as a boy, to the journey where he is now a man on the stage with a mic and an audience. The Amar Singh Chamkila trailer builds a crescendo well, and it rises higher as AR Rahman weaves his musical magic with Irshad Kamil, raising the bar with each note. This is an iconic partnership that has given us some of the most precious albums including Rockstar, Highway, and Tamasha. The music stands out as it should because the central character is a singer.

The trailer manages to create tension as the end for Amar Singh Chamkila was not just tragic but brutal, and that too at the age of 27. The trailer builds that tension with Imtiaz Ali’s poetic vision as we see men with guns walking towards Chamkila, who says a beautiful poetic line that shows the contrast he has with the world around him. The critics of his work, the ones offended, all get their time in the trailer, and it all works so well. We are indeed excited.

However, what seems like a void is the fact that the trailer has no dialogue for Parineeti Chopra, who gets only a bit of screen time in it. The news that followed the announcement has said that she will have multiple songs that she has recorded for AR Rahman. So, it is too soon to judge, but her absence from the trailer does bother.

Amar Singh Chamkila is all set to hit Netflix on April 12, 2024. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more information on this and everything else from the world of streaming and films.

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