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Best Punjabi movies

If the dynamic transformation in Punjabi cinema piques your interest, then check out the list of best Punjabi movies that includes romcoms such as Kala Shah Kala and war drama Sajjan Singh Rangroot.

Best Punjabi movies

Posters of a few Punjabi movies. 

Last Updated: 08.31 PM, May 26, 2024


Punjabi cinema is developing quickly, bringing in new directors and branching out into genres such as sci-fi, sports drama, and biopics. Romantic comedies such as Jatt & Juliet and Kala Shah Kala, Diljit Dosanjh's war drama Sajjan Singh Rangroot and comedy drama Chal Mera Putt are proof of the exciting and varied content offered by Punjabi cinema. So, if this dynamic transformation piques your interest, you should check out the best Punjabi movies that are available on various OTT platforms.

Punjabi movies on OTT



Directed by Gippy Grewal, the 2016 drama film Ardaas is set in a small village, and focuses on the lives of ordinary people going through different challenges. Master Gurmukh (Gurpreet Ghuggi) is a school teacher who uses compassion and faith to help the villagers find answers and hope. Ardaas garnered critical acclaim and won over audiences with its moving story, superb acting, and heart-felt lesson about the value of empathy and prayer. It also became a huge box office and cultural success.

IMDb rating: 8.2/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video


Ammy Virk plays the carefree village youth Jagjeet, and Tania plays the vivacious and driven Teg, who has a difficult past. Directed by Jagdeep Sidhu, the 2020 romantic drama film masterfully captures their budding romance as Jagjeet is moved by Teg's aspirations. The film is well-known for its heart-warming narrative, moving music, and emotional performances. Sufna's emotional depth and cultural authenticity make it a huge hit and resonate deeply with audiences.

IMDb rating: 8/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

Chal Mera Putt

Directed by Janjot Singh, the 2019 comedy-drama features Simi Chahal and Amrinder Gill. The movie revolves around a group of Punjabi immigrants who live in Birmingham, UK. It explores their immigration challenges, cultural differences, and their quest for better opportunities in a light-hearted manner. The characters come together to form a tight-knit group that helps one another get by through different obstacles and survival plans. Chal Mera Putt was a box office hit because of its realistic portrayal of the experience of being an immigrant.

IMDb rating: 7.6/10

OTT platform: Amazon Prime Video

Jatt & Juliet

The Punjabi romantic comedy, which stars Diljit Dosanjh as Fateh Singh and Neeru Bajwa as Pooja, chronicles the turbulent and humorous journey of two Punjabi immigrants to Canada who have quite different aspirations. Pooja wants to continue her education, while Fateh wants to immigrate to Canada by marrying a Canadian citizen. Their different cultural backgrounds and conflicts create amusing circumstances and a love-hate relationship that eventually develops into romance. Thanks to its brilliant dialogue, intense chemistry between the leads, and captivating plot, Jatt & Juliet became a huge hit at the box office.  Anurag Singh is the director of the 2012 movie.

IMDb rating: 7.5/10

OTT platform: Disney+ Hotstar

Sajjan Singh Rangroot

The 2018 war drama, which features Diljit Dosanjh in the lead role, chronicles the journey of the Sikh soldiers who are part of the Lahore Regiment of the British Indian Army during the World War I. The story revolves around Sajjan Singh and his allies as they fight on the Western Front, facing the harsh realities of war. Directed by Pankaj Batra, the film receives accolades for its stirring tribute to Sikh soldiers,  and powerful performances, especially from Dosanjh.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

OTT platform: JioCinema, Amazon Prime Video

Kala Shah Kala

In the 2019 Punjabi romantic comedy, Binnu Dhillon plays Lovely, a dark-skinned man who finds it difficult to find love because of stereotypes about his skin tone. He falls in love with Sargun Mehta's character Pammi, but he has to contend with Jordan Sandhu's portrayal of Jaggi, a fair-skinned suitor. Directed by Amarjit Singh, the film celebrates inner beauty and love while satirically addressing colourism and beauty standards. With its captivating plot, moving performances, and clever use of humour and social commentary, Kala Shah Kala won critical praise and did well at the box office.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

OTT platform: ZEE5

Jihne Mera Dil Luteya

Directed by Mandeep Kumar, the 2011 romantic comedy stars Gippy Grewal, Diljit Dosanjh, and Neeru Bajwa. It centers on the humorous rivalry between Gurnoor and Yuvraj, two college students fighting for the attention of Noor, a lovely young lady. There are several funny and entertaining situations that result from their antics and schemes to win her heart. The film became a big hit and established the lead actors as well-known names, thanks to its clever dialogue, lively performances, and catchy soundtrack.

IMDb rating: 7.3/10

OTT platform: ZEE5

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