Punjabi superstar Amar Singh Chamkila’s biopic on Netflix

Netflix will release the biopic of Amar Singh Chamkila om April 12. Photo: Publicis-Consultants Asia

Netflix will release Imtiaz Ali’s latest directorial, Amar Singh Chamkila, on April 12.Premiering April 12, the film charts the untold true story of Punjab’s original rock-star of the masses, the highest record-selling artiste of his time—Amar Singh Chamkila, often referred to as the “Elvis Presley of Punjab”.

Shot in real locations, the film will transport audiences to the vibrant and rhythmic world of Punjab’s folk music, right to the rustic akhadaas (live music performances in villages) where Chamkila’s voice would once roar. The film also stars Parineeti Chopra as Amarjot, Chamkila’s wife and singing partner.

With A.R. Rahman scoring music and Irshad Kamil’s lyrics, the film has both Diljit and Parineeti lending their voices to some of the songs. For the first time, the film will showcase live music recordings done on locations, capturing the rawness and the exuberance of each moment as the lead pair sing live in the akhadaas.

The film is produced by Mohit Choudhary, Select Media Holdings LLP, Saregama and Window Seat Films. The music of the film is on Saregama.



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