Those who oppose or threaten aren’t yet aware of the sharpness of a warrior’s weapon. This 31 october Friday sees the most anticipated Punjabi action film of the year ‘Yoddha – The Warrior’ which is another gem from the super-successful team of ‘Sadda Haq’. Walking on the same lines, this team brings out the social menaces with their own creative perspective and shows how goodness wins over cruelty. Directed by Mandeep Benipal, this hard-hitting sensation of OXL Films and SR Cinebizz is a fictional tale full-house packed with drama, action and entertainment. With actor-writer-producer Kuljinder Singh Sidhu in the lead role, the film stars Unnati Davara, Rahul Dev, Girja Shankar, Nasir Khan and Hardeep Gill. Thursday saw Kuljinder, Unnati, Rahul, Dinesh Sood and Mandeep visiting the city for the promotion.
Penned by Kuljinder Singh Sidhu and Amardeep Singh Gill, Yoddha is produced by Kuljinder Singh Sidhu, Dinesh Sood, Rajiv Kumar and Sanjeev Joshi. Executive Producer of the film is Nidhi Sidhu. The film is making waves since it is a production of a team which has been praised earlier for their historic effort with ‘Sadda Haq’. Kuljinder told that the movie is set against the backdrop of the border area of Punjab where Drug Mafia rules and everyone including some police officers are involved in this racket. In these circumstances the hero Ranjodh Singh, who is an NRI from UK and is visiting India, survives from a big fight and hence is transformed to a new avatar of ‘Yoddha – The Warrior’.
Unnati Davara, the leading lady, is a television face and fully excited about her Punjabi film debut. Having worked earlier with national award winners Rituparna Sengupta and Ananya Chatterjee in well-known Bengali film ‘3 Kanya’, Unnati comes from Raipur and has won a number of titles on ramp as a model. She said, ‘Working with this team was a dream come true as I was always hearing about the immense growth of Punjabi cinema while being there in Mumbai. I am honored to have worked with such creative people and I’m now eyeing on going deeper into Punjabi cinema even being not a Punjabi.’
Playing a negative role, Rahul Dev’s all praise for the film’s team. He told that my director made me realize that I can look even more negative in my role. I love Punjabi cinema as always and really excited about this project. Audience will see a new Rahul in this film. All credits to Kuljinder and Mandeep who were like brothers to work with.
Co-producer Dinesh Sood believes that their production company has started with a journey of a different cinema within the boundaries of Punjabi film industry. He said that we have a different flavor altogether in our productions which no other film offers. With the love and support of audience we hope to carry forward this journey and keep entertaining them all.
Director Mandeep Benipal is the one who directed ‘Sadda Haq’ and believes that he understands each and every nerve of this team he has worked with. He told that the film is a result of a long research which started immediately after the success of their last venture. Yoddha travels through different faces of emotion and all in all is going to be a complete action-packed thriller which will not stop entertaining the audience for full two and a half hours. The macho action hero Kuljinder, with his sheer characterisation of his role would make the audience see the spirit and soul of a true warrior.
City Council of Wolverhampton, UK hosted the premiere of Yoddha – The Warrior
It indeed is a matter of great pride for the Punjabi Film Industry that City Council Wolverhampton (UK), a Government Body, hosted the premiere of Yoddha in Wolverhampton. Though London and Birmingham Council were equally interested to host the gala premiere of Yoddha but Dharam Seva Records took this special initiative of choosing Wolverhampton to host the premiere. The man himself, the leading actor, co-producer and co-writer of the film Kuljinder Singh Sidhu was present on this premiere.
Kuljinder informed, “We were absolutely delighted to visit Wolverhampton and also extend our most humble gratitude to the city for the warmth and affection we have received so far.” He further added, “With second largest Punjabi Community of 22,700 Sikhs in Wolverhampton, these lovely people will be a part of our adorable audience for sure.”