The Punjabi film Udeekan Teriyan, which had created quite a pre-release buzz, is replete with emotion, tragedy, entertainment, seasoned with dollops of comic moments. The much-awaited film is all set to hit the silver screen on April 14. The makers, who have invested quite a fortune to make this film unique, unlike the usual run-of-the-mill rom-com ventures, are ecstatic and hopeful.
The cast of the much-awaited film, which was shot in parts of Punjab and Chandigarh, include Jaswinder Bhalla, Amar Noorie, Seema Kaushal, Vindu Dara Singh, Pukhraj Bhalla, Gunjan Katoch, Harby Sangha and Abhishek Sharma among others, who have done justice to their respective portrayals.
Music for the film has been scored by Gurmeet Singh, a name to reckon with in the Punjabi music industry. Singers like Simran Bhardwaj and Gunjazz have created the magic of their honey-tonned and well-modulated voices by doling out the songs for the film.
Udeekan Teriyan is an emotioally-charged family drama that revolves around a common Punjabi household featuring Sukwinder Singh Sukhi, played by Jaswinder Bhalla. Sukhi’s wife goes missing for a long time shoving him into an abysmal spell of loneliness.
While on a daily hunt for his missing spouse, Sukhi has a chance encounter with Amrita, who is also faced with the same predicament. Her husband too has gone missing under mysterious circumstances. Just by a quirk of fate, both Sukhi and Amrita undergoing the worst phases of their lives, come close to each other. Shock-shelled as they are, both try to keep brave faces despite the odd situations they are in.
Udeekan Teriyan is a relatable family drama woven into a ubiquitous story of every Punjabi household, portraying the travails of the quintessential lonely Indian couples, who are often caught up in the whirlwind of circumstances, rendering them as mental wrecks at times.
In a no-hold-bar interaction with CityWoofer, film director Raj Sinha says “Fingers crossed. With the star cast consciously hand-picked, the emotion-charged script and a relatable storyline, among others, Udeekan Teriyan has a whole lot of emotive outbursts, regular doses of healthy entertainment, which is all set to strike an emotive chord with the audience. The film, peppered with emotion and lighter moments thrown in to keep the audience pepped up is set to resonate with public sentiment, for sure.”
The film, produced by Mukesh Sharma and Sagi Agnihotri under the banner of Father and Son Films and Chips Music n Film Productions, will take you on a heart-wrenching and emotional ride.
(The writer , Ramesh K Dhiman, is a former staffer of The Tribune and freelance writer. He has written extensively for leading newspapers and magazines on art, culture, mythology, besides travelogues.)