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Imtiaz Ali shares what connected him with Amar Singh Chamkila - ‘I feel that for a creative person...’

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who is eagerly looking forward to his film Amar Singh Chamkila, shared why he created the project.

Imtiaz Ali shares what connected him with Amar Singh Chamkila - ‘I feel that for a creative person...’

Imtiaz Ali with a painting of a snippet from the sets of Amar Singh Chamkila. 

Last Updated: 10.47 AM, Mar 20, 2024


The upcoming Netflix film Amar Singh Chamkila has sparked immense excitement among fans. The release of the poster and the track Naram Kaalja has heightened anticipation for Diljit Dosanjh's portrayal of the legendary Punjabi singer. Alka Yagnik's vocals and AR Rahman's composition have made the song a chart-topper. Parineeti Chopra's role as Amarjot, Chamkila's wife, in Imtiaz Ali's Netflix directorial debut promises a captivating cinematic experience. The film is expected to be out on April 12. Ahead of its release, here is what Imtiaz Ali has to say.

Imtiaz Ali shares what connected him with Amar Singh Chamkila

Speaking to the Indian Express recently, Imtiaz shared that his upcoming film based on Amar Singh Chamkila’s life is a love story between Chamkila and music.

“I feel that for a creative person, for an artist like Chamkila, the only thing that he ever wanted to do was to play music live to an audience. He felt that he kind of went into a pigeonhole, that whole feeling of thinking that I’m not going to leave this. This is the one thing I want to do and I’m not going to leave this. Not out of bravery, but out of greed for it. That really connected me with Chamkila,” he said to the news outlet.

The filmmaker also underlined that Amar as a man who was so scared about the life threats he got, that he actually broke down and cried and he was scared that he would be killed. The film, as the title suggests, is a tribute to the life of the late Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila, who was shot dead.

Many social media users feel that this movie can connect with the followers of late Punjabi singer, Sidhu Moosewala, who died tragically after being shot at in 2022.

BTS from Amar Singh Chamkila

Imtiaz Ali, the celebrated filmmaker, is gearing up for the release of his eagerly awaited movie, Amar Singh Chamkila. The buzz surrounding the film has cinema enthusiasts brimming with anticipation, especially after Diljit Dosanjh, the movie's star, shared a sneak peek from the sets on Instagram. In the video, Dosanjh displays his energy and Punjabi folk singing skills in a captivating performance that captures the essence of the legendary Punjabi singer, Amar Singh Chamkila, on whom the movie is based.

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