July 15, 2014-(Kulbir Singh Kalsi): Punjabi Cinema has gone a few notches higher. Punjabi Film Industry is now not only about stories & plots based on comedy, romance or for that matter the mixture of both, also popularly called Romedies. Unisys Infosolutions & Saga music is trying to buck the trend by bringing in a fresh new genre for Punjabi films: it will soon be releasing ‘Gaddar – The Traitor’, a suspense thriller which is co produced by Grandson Films. This was divulged in a ‘First Look’ of the upcoming film held through launch of a state-of-the-art, high tech digital poster of the movie. The poster is a slick work of art & has been made using top of the line post production techniques.
Said Mr. Sumeet Singh, MD Unisys Infosolutions, which has Produced the film, “We are trying to professionalize Punjabi Cinema. Our company has entered the Punjabi Film Industry on a turn-key basis. We are doing the entire gamut of operations like casting, production, distribution etc in house. Viewers will see good production values and meaningful Punjabi cinema in all our films. The idea behind our endeavour is to Corporatize Punjabi Film Industry.”
Harbhajan Mann, a Pioneer in Punjabi Music & Film Industry with his sterling voice and acting skills, was also present at the First Look event, and will be seen in the lead role in the film. Harbhajan Mann returns to Punjabi Films via ‘Gaddar- The Traitor’ and the talented singer-actor packs a major surprise for his fans- they will see Mann in a completely different look. According to Mr. Amitoj Maan, Director, “Gaddar-The Traitor has projected him in a new avatar. He is a business tycoon, who loves to live life on the edge. Whenever I make a film with Harbhajan I try to make sure that both the story as well as the character of Harbhajan is unique, so that the film stands out from the crowd.”
Amitoj Mann who is widely recognized as one of the leading lights of Punjabi cinema started his direction career with Hindi movie Hawayein and then Sunny Deol’s Kaafila. Hawayein arguably is the first attempt made by a director to make a movie on the 1984 Anti Sikh Riots. Subsequently Amitoj returned to his roots by making a super successful, path breaking, award winning and hugely appreciated Punjabi film – Haani. It was an effort to create meaningful Punjabi Cinema. Amitoj is directing Harbhajan Mann in ‘Gaddar-The Traitor’ for the second time, the last movie was Haani. Says Harbhajan Mann, “Working with Amitoj is always a great learning experience. Gaddar-The Traitor am sure will change people’s opinion about Punjabi Cinema. My role is quite different and so is the look that I and my team have worked on diligently for the film. Haani showed me in a unique look and Gaddar has also presented me in a completely new Avatar, which am sure will be appreciated by the audiences.”
‘Gaddar -The Traitor’ is the work of slick cinematography, special effects and aspects one has never seen before in Punjabi movies. The movie is, packed with suspense and therefore is Punjabi Cinema’s first true Suspense emotional thriller. The film is slated for release in the coming winter. So don’t miss this thriller when it comes to your town this winter.