13 Best Punjabi Movies That Deserve A Place On Your Watchlist

There is no doubt that Punjabi films are ruling the global space and we are not even complaining. Filled with the warmth of stories that originate in India, these stories are nothing short of fulfilling entertainment attractions. Here are some of the best Punjabi movies that you should definitely add to your watch list.

13 Best Punjabi Movies That Will Leave Your Heart Full Of Love And Warmth:-

1. Angrej (2015)

  • Director: Simerjit Singh
  • Form: Amrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Aditi Sharma, Ammy Virk
  • IMDb rating: 8.5
  • Genre: Romance
  • Year of publication: 2015
  • Where to watch: YouTube

Set in pre-independence India, the film follows Angrej, a young man from a rural village who falls in love with a village girl Maado. The film beautifully explores various cultural nuances, traditions and humor of Punjab.

2. Qismat (2018)

  • Directors: Jagdeep Sidhu, Sagar
  • Form: Amy Virk, Sargun Mehta, Guggu Gill, Tania
  • IMDb rating: 8.1
  • Genre: Drama, romance
  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Where to watch: YouTube

Shiva, a carefree young man studying in Chandigarh, falls in love with Bani. However, their love faces obstacles due to societal norms and an arranged marriage that awaits Shiva.


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3. Ardaas Karaan (2019)

  • Director: Gippy Grewal
  • Form: Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Sapna Pabbi, Malkeet Rauni
  • IMDb rating: 7.2
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Where to watch: Dailymotion

Three older men, each dealing with personal problems, come together to teach their families life lessons. It is a story about unity, compassion and the power of collective wisdom, which largely makes it stand out as one of the best Punjabi films.

4. Sardar Mohammed (2017)

  • Director: Harry Bhatti
  • Form: Tarsem Jassar, Karamjit Anmol, Rahul Jungral, Sardar Sohi
  • IMDb rating: 7.4
  • Genre: Biography, comedy
  • Year of publication: 2017
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Based on true events during the Partition of India, the film tells the story of Sardar Mohammad, a baby who was saved by an Indian Sikh police officer. As Sardar grows up, he questions his identity, his belonging and the impact of historical events on his life.

5. Shareek (2015)

  • Director: Navaniat Singh
  • Form: Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Mukul Dev, Guggu Gill
  • IMDb rating: 7.4
  • Genre: Drama, family
  • Year of publication: 2015
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

The film revolves around the family dynamics of the Sandhu clan. Two brothers, Jassa and Dara, find themselves on opposite sides due to family conflicts and secrets. What happens next is a story to watch.

6.Punjab 1984 (2014)

  • Director: Anurag Singh
  • Form: Diljit Dosanjh, Kirron Kher, Pawan Malhotra, Sonam Bajwa
  • IMDb rating: 8.3
  • Genre: Drama, family, history
  • Year of publication: 2014
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Set against the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a mother named Satwant Kaur searches for her missing son, Shivjeet Singh. Shivjeet is wrongly accused of being a terrorist. This is one of the best Punjabi movies on Amazon Prime.

7. Carry On Jatta (2012)

  • Director: Smeep Kang
  • Form: Gippy Grewal, Mahie Gill, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Binnu Dhillon
  • IMDb rating: 8.3
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year of publication: 2012
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Jass lies to his wife about being an orphan to avoid revealing his true family background. Chaos ensues when his lie spirals out of control, leading to hilarious situations.

8. Laung Laachi (2018)

  • Director: Amberdiep Singh
  • Form: Neeru Bajwa, Amy Virk, Amberdeep Singh, Veet Baljit
  • IMDb rating: 5.6
  • Genre: Drama, romance
  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Where to watch: Netflix

The film revolves around Laachi, who marries Mehnga but wants to experience love. They play a game where they pretend to be strangers while living together. However, complications arise when a famous singer falls in love with Laachi.

9. Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018)

  • Director: Pankaj Batra
  • Form: Diljit Dosanjh, Sunanda Sharma, Yograj Singh, Jagjeet Sandhu
  • IMDb rating: 7.3
  • Genre: War, drama
  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Where to watch: Jio cinema

Based on true events during the First World War, the film portrays the experiences of Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army fighting on the Western Front. It follows Sajjan Singh, a Sikh soldier, and his comrades as they face the challenges of war.

10. Sufna (2020)

  • Director: Jagdeep Sidhu
  • Form: Ammy Virk, Tania, Jagjeet Sandhu, Seema Kaushal
  • IMDb rating: 8.1
  • Genre: Romance, drama
  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

A romantic drama about Jeet, a carefree boy, and Teg, a cotton picker. Sparks fly when their paths cross in Canada. Teg encourages Jeet to study and improve his life. Their friendship turns into love, making it one of the best Punjabi romantic films to watch.

11. Jatt & Julia (2012)

  • Director: Anurag Singh
  • Form: Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Jaswinder Bhalla, Rana Ranbir
  • IMDb rating: 7.5
  • Genre: Comedy, romance
  • Year of publication: 2012
  • Where to watch: Disney+ Hotstar

Grim opposites Fateh Singh (Jatt) and Pooja (Juliet) reach Canada with dreams in their eyes. Their different views on life will get sparks flying, but fate has other ideas that are enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.

12. Chal Mera Putt (2019)

  • Director: Janjot Singh
  • Form: Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti
  • IMDb rating: 7.6
  • Genre: Comedy drama
  • Year of publication: 2019
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime

The story revolves around six Punjabis from India and Pakistan who struggle to settle in Birmingham. It explores their challenges, lasting friendships and attempts to obtain permanent residency.

13. Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur (2016):

  • Form: Harman Baweja, Pawan Kalra, Om Puri
  • Director: Harry Baweja
  • IMDb rating: 8.5/10
  • Movie genre: Animation
  • Year of publication: 2016
  • Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur is a profound and courageous story that shows how Guru Grace transformed Banda Singh Bahadur, allowing him to lead the Sikh army in Punjab.

Punjabi films are filled with the flavors of a deep-rooted culture and stories that the country truly resonates with. Which of these Punjabi films have you seen or will you watch following our recommendation? Tell us @pinkvilla