Doorbeen (2019) Punjabi Movie
Doorbeen is a Punjabi film starring well-known Punjabi Singer Ninja and popular actress Wamiqa Gabbi in lead roles. Ishan Chopra has directed the film and is written by Sukhraj Singh.
Other confirmed casting in Doorbeen includes Jasmin Bajwa, Yograj Singh, Karamjit Anmol, Jas Bajwa, Gurmeet Sajan, Hobby Dhaliwal, Gurpreet Kaur Bhangu, Rupinder Rupi, Harby Sangha and Parkash Gadhu.
Jasmin Bajwa is playing opposite to Jas Bajwa in the film. She is known for Manmarziyaan (2018), Soorma (2018) and Yaar Jigree Kasooti Degree (2018) earlier.
Punjabi Film witnesses a new genre with the directorial debut of Ishan Chopra who has been second unit director earlier in a few movies including Superhit film Lahoriye. Also, he was in the production manager unit of movies Nankana, and Vekh Baraatan Challiyan.
Story and Screenplay are written by Sukhraj Singh – the man who wrote Ranjit Bawa starrer Bhalwan Singh released in 2017. Doorbeen is Produced jointly by Sukhraj Randhawa, Jugraj Bal, and Yadwinder Virk under the banner of “Azaad Parinday Films”.
Doorbeen Cast and Crew
|Producers||Sukhraj Randhawa, Jugraj Bal, Yadwinder Virk|
|Starring||Ninja, Wamiqa Gabbi, Jas Bajwa, Jasmin Bajwa|
|Story, Screenplay||Sukhraj Singh|
|Music||Dj Flow, The Boss, Gold Boy & Gag Studioz|
|Production House||Azaad Parindey Films|
Doorbeen Movie Official Trailer
Undercover agents are relatively new for Pollywood. Unfortunately, despite Doorbeen, wherein an undercover DSP is sent to nab local bootleggers, they are still uncharted territory for Punjabi cinema. For the film, as the trailer may have led you to (rather you too to) believe, is hardly a chase between Punjab Police and the locals of Velipura. Rather it’s a film that tries to pack it all, half-hearted action, half-felt romance, and half-attempted comedy.
Save for the first scene wherein Rana Ranbir is perched atop a watchtower and cleverly informs the villagers (his iron bangle slides down a long rope and sets the microphone off) that makes the announcement of police officer’s arriving vehicles in code language. But how? “The government officials have arrived to give polio drops to your kids, kindly grab your children and run. Also, ensure that your neighbors also reach with their kids to the school. So, inform everyone around,’ so goes the announcement.
Which everyone in the village follows to the T, running helter-skelter but making sure not a single bottle of liquor is grabbed by the police. And so this has continued for the past 20 years. The clever hiding spaces, the haystack, the liquor bottles, and the beautiful village scape are promising enough, but what should have been built upon, is rather left untended and suddenly we are transported to a few households, wherein Yograj Singh climbs the highest water tank there is in the village every time he is happy and high on homemade liquor.
Before that takes you to Dharmendra in Sholay atop a water tank, and also in an inebriated condition, there is a little difference. And that comprises the dialogues, the script and the X-factor surrounding the cult classic. Making one of the village folks say, “You won’t get Basanti to come down.” How much can a powerful actor like Yograj Singh save the script?
Anyway, the celebrations continue and so do the two parallel love stories, starring Ninja and Jass Bajwa. Lady loves, Wamiqa Gabbi and Jasmin Bajwa, appear to have followed the director’s briefs well. Ninja, whom we last saw in High-End Yaariyaan, could do with a slightly more promising role and slightly better performance. Jass Bajwa, as the DSP, in the garb of a village school teacher, has a meaty role but not even remotely a memorable character. In his search for liquor, he is convinced of the harsh realities of life, forcing the villagers into illicit liquor, but we aren’t. Sometimes, when there aren’t many expectations, all a film needs to do is live up to its trailer.
(Original Movie Review First Published on TribuneIndia)
Box Office Collection
The movie is running with average but good occupancy at the box office. You all should know that the movie has made around 0.20 Cr from the very first day of release. Also, the movie has collected around 0.40 Cr from the second day of release. We are expecting that the makers are going to make you all amazed and the production work is awesome in the movie.