Did Toronto Film Festival Droped Diljit Dosanjh's 'Punjab 95' from Featured Films?
In the realm of upcoming cinematic releases, there's one film that has captured the intrigue of both movie enthusiasts and human rights advocates alike. 'Punjab 95,' starring the acclaimed Diljit Dosanjh, has been a topic of fascination ever since its initial announcement. Directed by the talented director Honey Trehan, this film delves into the remarkable life of human rights activist Jaswant Singh Khalra.
Jaswant Singh Khalra, a true hero, stood against what he believed to be alleged fake encounters of Sikh youths during the tumultuous period of Punjab's militancy. His courageous efforts to shed light on these deeply concerning issues earned him a place in the hearts of many. The film pays tribute to his bravery and dedication, shining a spotlight on a chapter of history that deserves both recognition and contemplation.
Back in July 2023, the creators proudly unveiled plans for their film's grand premiere at the highly anticipated Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Yet, according to the latest reports, the film's title has mysteriously vanished from the festival's scheduled offerings.
The Indian Central Board of Film Certification engaged in a thorough six-month evaluation process, ultimately granting certification but requiring 21 cuts and a title alteration to 'Punjab '95.' Unwilling to accept this outcome, the production banner RSVP took the matter to the Bombay High Court, where the fate of the film's title change currently hangs in the balance.
The film includes an ensemble cast namely Arjun Rampal and Suvinder Pal Vicky, who join Diljit Dosanjh in bringing this powerful narrative to life.
As we await the outcome of the Bombay High Court's decision, 'Punjab 95' remains a stirring tale of courage and controversy, shedding light on a crucial period in Punjab's history and the relentless pursuit of justice.
- PTC PUNJABI