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Imtiaz Ali's Amar Singh Chamkila on Netflix: Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra bring the untold story of Punjab's original rockstar, but the wait is too long

Amar Singh Chamkila is an AR Rahman musical. 

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Last Updated: 05.05 AM, May 30, 2023

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Amar Singh Chamkila, starring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra, has been added to Netflix's impressive lineup of future films. Imtiaz Ali's film tells the untold true tale of Amar Singh Chamkila, the first mass-appeal rockstar from Punjab who gained notoriety in the 1980s through the sheer force of his music. However, he was assassinated at the age of 27. Chamkila was the best-selling musician of his era and is still considered among the greatest performers Punjab has ever produced.

Since AR Rahman is in charge of the film's score, moviegoers will get to experience the brilliance of a Rahman-Imtiaz partnership once more. Diljit and Parineeti have lent their voices to a few of the tunes, which just adds to the anticipation.

In a statement, Imtiaz said that making Amar Singh Chamkila, about the life of the iconic music star of the masses, has been a unique journey for him. Considering the film has live singing, he couldn't have wished for more talented actors than Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra. The film chronicles the insane success of Chamkila's shocking music, which mainstream culture could not ignore or accept. Imtiaz is grateful to Netflix for allowing him to share his experience with millions of people all around the world.


Diljit Dosanjh, who plays Amar Singh Chamkila in the film, said that playing the titular role has been one of the most challenging experiences of his life, and he is thrilled to be returning to Netflix with yet another exciting story. It has been a delight to collaborate with Parineeti and the rest of the team that has worked so hard to realise this breathtaking story. It was a privilege to sing Rahman's exceptional music, and Diljit sincerely hopes that his renditions have done his vision justice. He appreciates Imtiaz's confidence in him.

Parineeti Chopra, who plays Amarjot, Chamkila's singing partner and wife in the film, said that it is an honour to play this role in this great film, and she is genuinely grateful to Imtiaz for this opportunity. Having Diljit as a co-star has been a life-changing event for her. The actor loves to sing, and working with the famous AR Rahman has been a lifelong goal of hers. She is confident that Netflix's worldwide audience will give Chamkila's uplifting story a wide audience to enjoy.

Amar Singh Chamkila is set for a 2024 release on Netflix.