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April 16, 2010 Punjabi Flop













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Genre: Drama l Fiction Color: Run Time: NC



Credited cast:

image not aval Mehreen Raheel
image not aval Arya Babbar
image not aval Nauman Ejaz
image not aval Jawad Ahmad
image not aval Shazia
image not aval Aman
image not aval Gulshan Grover
image not aval Kanwaljit Singh 
image not aval Aman Dhaliwal
image not aval Aparna Sharma
image not aval Andrew Duvall (Australian)

Complete credited cast: NC


Film Details with Crew

Released Date:

April 16, 2010


Wize Mindz Entertainment


Vikram Khakhar
Jyotish Chugani
Aman Mahajan


Pankaj Batra

Writer / Story:

Muhammad Bahawal Sher

Screenplay / Dialogues:

Muhammad Bahawal Sher


Anupar Singh

Nawaz Ali


Seema Desai

Jasmin Oza


Pravin Prabhakaran


R. A. Krishna


Jawad Ahmed


Jawad Ahmed
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan
Farah Anwar
Richa Sharma
Amanda Khan
Fuad Ahmad
Sher Ali Bagga
Krishna Beura


Yaadan – Jawad Ahmed
Yaadan (Remix) – Jawad Ahmed
Hua Hua – Jawad Ahmed
Hua Hua (Dhol Mix) – Jawad Ahmed
Main tenu samjhanwa ki, na tery baju lag da ji – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Farah Anwar
Naina – Jawad Ahmed, Richa Sharma, Amanda Khan
Dilbara – Fuad Ahmad, Farah Anwar, Sher Ali Bagga
Vaisakhi – Krishna Beura
Vaisakhi – Jawad Ahmed
Main tenu samjhanwa ki, na tery baju lag da ji – Sher Ali Bagga




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Drama l Fiction

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Virsa is the story of Nawaz Ali and Ranvir Singh Grewal and their families. Nawaz Ali hails from Lahore in Pakistan and Ranvir Singh Grewal belongs to a village, Jakopur, in Punjab, India. About 20 years ago, both of them migrated to Sydney, Australia, in search of work, where they met and became the best of friends. Gradually, their hard work paid off. Ranvir opened an Indian restaurant, which became a runaway success. Nawaz Ali opened a shop opposite Ranvir’s restaurant. It did well and he could manage to lead a comfortable life but he was not as successful as Ranvir.

Nawaz Ali was very grounded in his culture and values and this helped him to remain level-headed and not get carried away by the comforts of life in Australia. He never lost sight of what was morally and ethically right and stood by his Asian values.

On the other hand, Ranvir got carried away by his success. He felt that he was superior to the other Indians and Asians who were not as successful. He found merit in all things associated with the white folks – their lifestyle, their values and culture, their behaviour and mannerisms – and looked down upon his Indian upbringing and values. He had no more use for ethics and morality. He became very conscious of his money, status and reputation.

The difference in outlook and behaviour drive the two friends apart until they reach a point where Ranvir stops talking to Nawaz. However, Nawaz still cares for his friend and tries to keep their friendship alive.

As the film opens, Ranvir and Nawaz are well settled in Australia with their respective families. Nawaz has one son, Amaan Ali and Ranvir has a son, Yuvraj, and a daughter, Meet. Amaan and Yuvraj are roughly the same age and best buddies since childhood, despite the rift between their fathers. However, the difference in the thinkings of the two fathers is reflected in the personalities of their sons. Amaan is a sensible, level-headed young man. He is strongly grounded in and comfortable with his Asian identity. However, he is contemporary in his outlook. He does a fine balance of sticking to his values even as he adapts to the society around him and its mores and traditions.

Yuvraj is the exact opposite of Amaan. Due to Ranvir’s indulgent attitude, Yuvraj grows up to be a rich, spoilt brat. He also feels closer to the white folks than to the Asians around him. He has no idea of Indian culture or values, no ethics and no morals. He loves women, booze, drugs…

Yuvraj’s sister, Meet, is quite like him in her values, upbringing and behaviour. She is going steady with a white young man but is not sure how her father will react to this development. However, she also has a special relationship with Amaan. Nothing is said but she instictively feels that she can always depend on his help, that he will always be there for her. Amaan too feels an instinctive pull towards her but waits for the right time to tell her of his love for her.

Ranvir feels that the people in his village look down upon him because they feel that he is not a good son, since his father, Sardar Joginder Singh, lives here all alone. Sardarji wants to stay in Punjab, till his last breath. Ranvir cons Sardarji into going with him. In Australia, however, things are very different. The cost of living is high and labour is expensive. Ranvir enlists Sardarji’s help for his restaurant. Gradually, Sardarji’s status becomes no more than that of a paid servant.

One night, at a party, Yuvraj meets Mahi. Mahi has come from Punjab to Sydney for her studies. She is a modern day young Indian woman, contemporary but with a solid foundation in Indian values and culture. She is beautiful, sexy, intelligent and confident. As they fall in love, she tries to reform him and for some time, it seems as though he will sort his life out. But old habits die hard. Yuvraj gradually falls back into his old ways and Mahi is unable to stop him.

Will Ranvir ever see Nawaz’s point of view and will they ever be friends again? Will Sardarji remain a prisoner to his son’s whims or will he rebel against him and return to Punjab? Will Yuvraj ever understand ethics and morality? Will Mahi return to Yuvraj? Will Ranvir accept a white boyfriend for Meet? And Amaan, who loves Meet – will he ever tell her about his love? As Virsa answers these and other questions, it makes a strong statement about remaining true to one’s values, culture and upbringing even as we constantly adapt and adjust to the society around us. It explores ways of addressing the identity conflicts of immigrant Asians in Western societies so that the succeeding generations can benefit from the best facets of both the cultures.



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