Amar Singh Chamkila First Reviews: Diljit Dosanjh Is Outstanding In The Film

New Delhi: Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra starrer ‘Amar Singh Chamkila’ is all set to release on Netflix on April 12. A special screening of the film was organised on Monday (April 8) by Netflix in association with MAMI Mumbai Festival. The screening was attended by celebs like Mrunal Thakur, Daisy Shah, Bhuvam Bham, Avneet Kaur, Shweta Basu Prasad, and Ishwak Singh among others. 

The celebs gave their reviews of the film directed by Imtiaz Ali post the screening and praised the film and Diljit for his portrayal of Amar Singh Chamkila, also known as ‘Elvis of Punjab’. 

Shweta Basu Prasad said, “I’ll definitely recommend other people to watch the movie. It was like a live concert film. I just know the person (Amar Singh Chamkila) so much better. I think people should watch it for Diljit, Imtiaz sir and the music. It’s so well-made.” 

Ishwak Singh said: “It has to be on everyone’s must-watch list. It’s a very special film. It’s very inspiring, moving and rooted. And, it’s got Imtiaz Ali’s spunk and wildness.” 

Filmmaker Onir said, “Absolutely gorgeous film. The film hits you in the beginning and hits you in the end. If you see the life he lived, it’s the life that is so relevant today. I am personally very deeply moved by watching the film. Just feeling really happy that it’s celebration of a life which is precious because it is also a life that lived, despite of all the opposition, as an artist should.” 

Actor Bhagyashree’s daughter Avantika Dassani said, “I definitely recommend watching the film because it met my expectations. It is a beautiful film with beautiful actors, directors, and music.” 

An X user wrote, “Chamkila is an awesome film. Brilliant direction by Imtiaz Ali great storytelling Mesmerising music by @arrahman. Outstanding performance by @diljitdosanjh.” 

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The movie is based on the life of the deceased Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila, whose songs primarily explored themes of women’s objectification, sexual violence, domestic abuse, and alcoholism. Chamkila and his wife Amarjot Kaur were killed on 8 March 1988. 

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