‘Angrej’: Punjab’s traditional love story
Releasing on July 31, the film is a periodic melodrama
Today’s love stories belong to Facebook and WhatsApp but there was a time when even holding your beloved’s hand was considered a big step in itself. The audience of Punjabi cinema is going to relive that moment with ‘Angrej’ on 31st July. This light hearted comedy, with the protagonists finding themselves in a tangled love story and spontaneous comic situations, stars Amrinder Gill as Angrej himself who dares to change the love scenario. Set in 1945 rural India, the film is a presentation of Dara Productions, J Studio and Aman Khatkar Arsara Films in collaboration with A Rhythm Boys Entertainment.
The film also stars Ammy Virk, Binnu Dhillon, Aditi Sharma, Sargun Mehta and Sardar Sohi. It has been directed by Simerjit Singh who has been working in the film industry from last 15 years and has many credits to his name. Amarbir Singh Sandhu, Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Aman Khatkar and Sameer Dutta have produced the film. The team also worked together on ‘Goreyan Nu Daffa Karo’ last year which
proved to be successful at the box office. Amrinder aka Angrej said, “Since GNDK days, we were aspiring to bring something which tickles the audience every moment. It was very challenging to portray that time on screen. We had limited time to work on it and wanted it to be the best.”
On the other hand, the film’s director said, “Our production designer Raashid Rangrez brought forward a perfect design for our canvas. We shot in Rajasthan and some state border areas of Punjab to give a perfect look to the film. The colours used in the film are very earthy and you would certainly feel like you’ve gone back to the era of Punjab in 1945.”
The producers of the film wanted to bring out the best in limited time as the project was completed over a span of 40 days. Singing heartthrob Ammy Virk also said, “It is every actor’s dream to do a period film.” Meanwhile, the lead girls Aditi and Sargun were selected after many rounds of auditions and screen tests.