Diljit Dosanjh: the singer, the actor, the legend. From an obscure Punjabi singer to one of the most prominent performers of India, Dosanjhawala is a phenomenon you can’t ignore in this day and time. Starting from Punjab as a singer, now Diljit Dosanjh has proved his penchant for singing and acting in entire India including Bollywood. Here are the 10 best movies of Diljit. Do let us know what you think about the same.
10. Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (2011)
One of the earliest movies of Diljit’s career, this movie stars Gippy Grewal and Neeru Bajwa other than our favorite Sikh superstar. Stuck in a love triangle, the two protagonists do their best to win the affection of their counterpart Noor (Neeru Bajwa). After a lot of confusion and a little bit of action, Noor chooses one of the two to be her betrothed, but not before confusing the hell out of everybody in this romantic comedy.
9. Disco Singh (2014)
A mixture of fun, frolic, and everything in between. One of the famous situational comedic pieces for which Diljit is known, this one stars Surveen Chawla in the lead. A bandmaster called Disco Singh falls in love with the love interest of a gangster and amidst all the fear and kidnapping scares, he manages to make her mad about him as well.
8. Sardaar Ji (2015)
Diljit is known for his experimental approach when it comes to choosing the type of plots. So it is no surprise that the first horror movie of the Punjabi film industry starred him. Sardaar Ji is a story of a ghostbuster Jaggi (Diljit) who goes to London to exorcise a ghost before the Queen visits a wedding of an Indian man. Weird enough? I haven’t even started. Neeru Bajwa plays the ghost of a dancer who died under mysterious circumstances and Jaggi not only manages to pacify her but also finds his star-crossed love. Go figure.
7. Super Singh (2017)
Another one of the Punjabi movie industry’s firsts Super Singh is the first superhero movie for Pollywood. The plot is not very strong but the performance from the lead actors is exquisite as always. Diljit plays the role of Sam, a Sikh NRI living in Canada who receives superhero powers accidentally and like Spider-Man realizes that with great power comes great responsibility. A mixture of fun, frolic, and everything good about Diljit Dosanjh, this movie is not one to miss.
A thriller on the page and a mystery on the screen, this movie will leave you in suspense even after the ending. Ambarsariya is the story of an anonymous secret agent tasked with finding the identity of a terrorist who is planning to kill the Chief Minister. The extent to which the makers have gone to infuse the suspense element in the movie is shown by the fact that you won’t even be able to guess the name of Diljit’s character up until the end. The man who will be kept in dark, shall not be named.
5. Jatt and Juliet (2014)
With two stalwart actors of the Punjabi film industry, this movie is one of the best-known movies of Pollywood. Neeru Bajwa plays an innocent but ambitious Punjabi girl who wants to pursue her studies in Canada. Fateh (Diljit) on the other hand is a daydreaming villager who wants to be “permanent” in Canada. Both treat each other as their nemesis from the get-go but when exactly love creeps through the crevices they don’t even realize. A must watch for Diljit fans, this is Jatt and Juliet.
4. Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018)
Based on a real war story, this movie is yet another example of how versatile an actor Diljit is. Dosanjhawala plays the role of a Sikh soldier fighting in World War I under the British Indian army. It was a time when Indians and everything Indian was despised by the so-called classy Britishers. But the Sikh regiment by laying down their lives for the British proved how giving and generous the Indian community and especially the Sikhs can be. It’s definitely a very good movie and must-watch.
3. Punjab 1984 (2014)
In the same year came a phenomenal artistic piece, showing a completely different side of Diljit Dosanjh’s acting penchant. Based on the bloody Sikh massacre of 1984, following the death of PM Indira Gandhi, this movie brings out a sad chapter in Indian history. The plot shows how the year 1984 uprooted many Sikh lives by showing the story of one such man who goes through several trials and tribulations in the hope to reunite with his mother.
2. Udta Punjab (2016)
You might know Udta Punjab from the endless controversies that surrounded it even before its release. Starring four legendary performers from varying generations and movie industries, this Anurag Kashyap film attempted to bring out the drug menace that has been rampant in the state of Punjab for the better part of the past decade. Shown through the eyes of four interrelated characters and interwoven stories, this one is surely one of the best acting performances from Diljit, the Punjabi superstar.
Though Diljit has done half a dozen Bollywood movies to date, Soorma is undoubtedly his best one. Based on the real story of hockey player Sandeep Singh, the movie is a roller coaster full of emotions, motivation, and inspiration. Quite different from the movies you are used to seeing Jiljit in, Soorma is a fabulous story about a man who goes against life’s challenges and becomes a professional hockey player after almost losing his legs.