Punjabi comedy in Vancouver breaks box office record with Surrey talent – Saanich News


Shot and set in Vancouver, a Punjabi comedy is breaking box office records in India.

The romantic comedy “Honsla Rakh” (which means “to be patient” in English) stars Diljit Dosanjh as a divorced father in search of love while raising his son on his own.

Since its worldwide release in mid-October, “Honsla Rakh” has been a hit.

The film “broke box office records by becoming the most open-ended Punjabi film of all time,” according to a report on boxofficeindia.com. Eleven days later, world gross was close to 38.75 crore, or $ 5.1 million.

The sights and people of Surrey have a prominent role in ‘Honsla Rakh’.

“My favorite part of the whole movie was that everything about the movie, from the locations, the supporting actors, the music producer and the dancers, was based in Surrey,” tweeted Harpo Mander, director of the 5X Festival.

In North America, the film reached No. 7 at the weekend box office last week, according to tribute.ca.

Dosanjh tweeted his satisfaction with the North Indian Film of the Year numbers on Tuesday, October 26, and some of his 5.3 million followers offered their congratulations.

On YouTube, the “Honsla Rakh” trailer has been viewed over 26 million times.

The film also stars Sonam Bajwa (as Jasmine, a yoga teacher) and Shehnaaz Gill (as Sweety, a fashion designer and ex-wife of Yenkey Singh, Dosanjh’s character).

Filming for ‘Honsla Rakh’ took place in Metro Vancouver this past March and April, with Amarjit Singh as director and Dosanjh as producer.

In Surrey, the 145-minute film is screened at Cineplex Cinemas Strawberry Hill and also at Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford Surrey.


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