Chamkila And 7 Other Diljit Dosanjh Films You Should Watch Right Now

New Delhi: Diljit Dosanjh, who has already taken over the music scene in India, has now enchanted the audience with his acting chops. The singer-actor is currently making headlines after the release of his latest biographical drama, ‘Chamkila’. The film, directed by Imtiaz Ali, chronicles the success and struggles of iconic Punjabi singer Amar Singh Chamkila, also known as the ‘Elvis of Punjab’.  

Dosanjh, who has already cemented his place in Bollywood with his notable works like ‘Soorma’ and ‘Udta Punjab’, delivered a standout performance as the legend Chamkila. While watching Diljit perform on stage is a treat itself, witnessing him act on the big screen is equally impressive. Despite claiming he’s not an actor, Diljit Dosanjh consistently proves otherwise, showcasing versatility with each role he picks.

If you still can’t get over Diljit Dosanjh’s role as Chamkila, here are some of Hindi as well as Punjabi films of the singer you can binge watch.

Jogi (2022)

The Ali Abbas Zafar directorial film Jogi, starring Diljit Dosanjh, is said to be loosely based on Amar Singh Chamkila’s death. The film, set against the backdrop of Trilokpuri in Delhi in 1984, revolves around Jogi, a working-class Sikh. The story unfolds as the news of the assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi circulates and eventually leads to riots in the city.

Soorma (2018)

Dosanjh starred in the biographical film, which sheds light on the life of hockey legend Sandeep Singh. The film, also starring Taapsee Pannu, is a must-watch if one desires to witness the versatility of Diljit, the actor. Although the film did not break any records at the box office, it gained the star more fans.

Udta Punjab (2016)

Udta Punjab addresses the rise of substance abuse in Punjab and focuses on four people whose lives get tangled together. A popular singer, Tejinder “Tommy” Singh (played by Shahid Kapoor), a migrant labourer, Bauria (played by Alia Bhatt), who is kidnapped by a gang of drug peddlers, doctor Preet Sahni (played by Kareena Kapoor), who runs a rehabilitation centre, and policeman Sartaj Singh (played by Diljit Dosanjh), who knows of the drug smuggling, After Singh’s brother overdoses, Singh works with Sahni to find the root cause of the problem.

Sardaar Ji (2015)

The film ‘Sardaar Ji’, a horror-comedy, revolves around a ghost hunter named Jaggi (played by Diljit Dosanjh). For the movie, he again teams up with Neeru Bajwa, who plays a ghost. The actors create a laugh riot together. If you are looking for a lighthearted comedy, this film will surely serve the purpose.

Mukhtiar Chadha (2015)

Another comedy starring Diljit that you can’t skip is this film. ‘Mukhtiar Chadha’, played by Diljit Dosanjh, is a Delhi-based guy who delves into many trades to find a stable income. And he tries it all from working as a property dealer to a con artist. 

Punjab 84 (2014)

Diljit, who easily oscillates between intense and comical roles, impressed the audience with his portrayal of a young man who went to work in the field and never returned during the years of the Punjab insurgency. Kirron Kher plays the role of his mother, Satwant Kaur, who has already lost her husband, Bachan Maan Singh, to an army shootout.

Jatt & Juliet (2012)

Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa starrer can be labelled as the singer’s first hit film and credited for his rise to fame as an actor. The rom-com focuses on Fateh Singh, who wants to marry a Canadian to get permanent citizenship. On the other hand, Pooja, played by Neeru Bajwa, wants to go to Canada to study fashion design. The film unravels how these two finally reach their destination. 

ALSO READ: Amar Singh Chamkila Movie Review: Diljit Dosanjh, Imtiaz Ali Film A Long Due Homage Chamkila Deserved

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