Chandigarh, 29th May. This film doesn’t say that Hindus, Muslims or Christians were involved in the Sikh genocide of 1984. But it says that people from different religions saved lives of each other and the ones who killed the Sikhs had no religion. This story raises voice for justice. The film wants to convey this message to the new generation that such an incident which happened 30 years ago should never happen again in future. Punjabi film ’47 To 84’–Hun Main Kisnu Watan Kahunga is going to release today but Thursday afternoon saw a list of special guests assembled at DT Cinemas, IT Park for a premiere of the much-awaited film.
Present on this occasion were director Rajeev Sharma and presenter Babli Singh along with lead actors Natasha Rana and Zafar Dhillon. The guest list had names of intellectuals, historians, theatre persons, bureaucrats, some victims of 1984 and media persons. Shemaroo Films has produced this film and Babli Singh has penned down the story along with Lalli Gill. The story is about a girl Sukhmani who has seen Punjab suffering from the partition of 1947 to the riots of 1984. She gives the shape of a book to her bitter experience. TV actress Natasha Rana plays Sukhmani and Punjabi actor Zafar Dhillon is playing her son in the film.
The audience has huge expectations from director Rajeev Sharma. His last Punjabi film ‘Nabar’ bagged a national prize which was a story of struggle of a deceased father. On this occasion, Rajeev said that I want to give a new definition to Punjabi cinema and believe that the audience of ’47 To 84’ will literally raise voice against any injustice. Writer of the film Babli Singh informed that he himself is one of the victims of 1984. There hasn’t been any firm decision taken even after 30 years of the happening. So I raised my voice in my way by making a film in which my company Shemaroo has helped me a lot. The film releases on over 120 screens nationwide. UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand will also witness the film’s release.