Amar Singh Chamkila Review: Parineeti-Diljit’s film won hearts, the story of ‘Chamkila’

Amar Singh Chamkila Review

Amar Singh Chamkila Review: “It is the job of the gunmen to shoot bullets, so they will shoot. We are singers and musicians, our job is to sing songs, so we will sing, neither they will stop for us nor we will stop for them. As long as we are there, we are on stage and it is better to die while living than to stay alive.” This is not just a dialogue but the plot of the entire film. There is only ‘Chamkila’ in these 56 words. Imtiaz Ali has made a film. It is based on the life of Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila. Chamkila was murdered. It is about the 80s, when he and his wife Amarjot were shot by masked gunmen. Before the murder, Chamkila had received anonymous threats for writing and singing obscene songs. His songs were described as objectionable for women.

Parineeti Chopra and Diljit Dosanjh are in important roles in the film. This film, released on ‘Netflix’, once again reminded people of the songs of Punjabi folk famous singer Chamkila. Diljit Dosanjh has played the role of Amar Singh Chamkila, while Parineeti has played his wife Amarjot. Know how is the movie ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ of OTT platform Netflix. Read movie review.

Left Amitabh Bachchan behind too

Our time is going on right now, a day will come when it will not be our time. Then we will think comfortably what was right and what was wrong? Imtiaz Ali’s film Chamkila released on Netflix. The story of the film begins with a boy named Amar Singh. Childhood was spent in Pind Dugri of Ludhiana and youth in Punjab. He was the singer of Punjab, who left behind singers like Kuldeep Manak and Gurdas Maan. Rockstar Chamkila of the 80s had a strong fan following in Punjab as well as in the country and abroad. In a scene of the film, it is shown that at one time Chamkila of Punjab had also beaten Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan in terms of stardom.

Talking about the story of Amar Singh Chamkila, Amar Singh Chamkila, who is called the original rockstar of Punjab, created a stir with his songs at the age of 20. The important stages of Chamkila’s life have been shown in the film. The story of the film begins with the murder of Chamkila and his wife Amarjot. The artists whose performance people were excited for a while ago, in the next few minutes of the film, their bodies are being taken from one place to another as if they were never human beings. In the subsequent scenes, the noise of a disturbing silence is heard. The police are worried that the death of a ‘worthless’ singer has brought trouble upon them. A police officer comes to investigate the case and then begins the story of Chamkila. He is seen making socks in a factory. He is seen practicing sitting near a well. Then he is seen working like a servant at a famous singer’s place. But just one chance turns Amar Singh into Chamkila and people start liking to listen to Chamkila only. In the meantime, Parineeti Chopra, aka Amarjot Kaur aka Babbi enters. Chamkila gets threats in the film. He is accused of singing obscene songs, but he does not answer anything. Except in an interview, where he says, ‘Most of the people in this world are small, like me. There are very few like you. And small people like all this because they are watching all this. That is why my songs are popular.’ There are many hair-raising scenes in the film. The love story of Amarjeet and Amarjot has been shown in the film. Parineeti has lived this character very well.

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Chamkila Review

There is a lot in the film. Old clips have been used which fit very beautifully. AR Rahman’s music has done wonders. More than that, Diljeet and Parineeti Chopra have given a real feel to the movie by singing themselves. Chamkila’s songs reflect the truth of society. People call his songs vulgar and obscene but he is also listened to the most. There is a dialogue in the middle of the film when Chamkila is told that there is extremism in Punjab. There is an atmosphere of tension but people do not want to worry more, they want entertainment so that they can forget all this.

Direction of the film

Imtiaz Ali has made films like Jab We Met and Rockstar. His last two films Jab Harry Met Sejal and Love Aaj Kal could not succeed at the box office but this time he did wonders on OTT. He portrayed the Punjab of the 80s era well on screen. The length of the film could have been reduced a bit. Apart from this, something new and fresh has come after a long time. It must be watched.


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