‘An­grej’: Punjab’s tra­di­tional love story

Re­leas­ing on July 31, the film is a pe­ri­odic melo­drama

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - City -

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.

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