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Punjab '95: Diljit Dosanjh's compelling first look as human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra ahead of the TIFF 2023 premiere

The Honey Trehan directorial also features Arjun Rampal and Surinder Vicky in pivotal roles.

Punjab '95: Diljit Dosanjh's compelling first look as human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra ahead of the TIFF 2023 premiere
Punjab '95

Last Updated: 09.52 AM, Jul 25, 2023

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Punjab' 95, the latest project from Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP, is an intriguing biopic based on the life of prominent human rights campaigner Jaswant Singh Khalra. The film, starring the phenomenally gifted Diljit Dosanjh, will have its world premiere at this year's Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Punjab '95 looks like it will be another thought-provoking masterwork from the RSVP studio in an era where true stories have connected with viewers. The film is set to be an exciting account of Jaswant Singh Khalra's life and incredible journey as a human rights activist, with Diljit Dosanjh, Arjun Rampal, and Surinder Vicky at the helm.

Audiences can hardly wait to see this captivating story on the big screen for the first time at the upcoming TIFF 2023 world premiere. Punjab '95 is poised to make its impact among worldwide cinephiles at the Toronto International Film Festival, which is known for displaying remarkable works of film. The CBFC had put the film on hold, and the Bombay High Court is currently hearing the case.

The protagonist, Jaswant Singh Khalra, a bank employee and human rights activist, and his wife, a librarian, and their two young children live in Amritsar, Punjab, in the early 1990s, during a tumultuous and unfriendly decade. He preferred to keep his distance from the tension in the area and instead focus on establishing a comfortable middle-class life for himself and his family. His plans for such a life are derailed when he hears that Bibi Gurpej, the mother of his deceased companion, has vanished. This sets him off on a quest to track down his great-aunt, and as he investigates further, he learns that the situation is becoming increasingly perilous for him and his loved ones.

Honey Trehan is the director of Punjab '95, a Ronnie Screwvala and Macguffin Pictures production.

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