Punjab Power In Bollywood

Updated: February 11, 2011 11:38 IST

As we get set to say Balle Balle to Akshay and Anushka, Patiala style, let's take a look at Bollywood's love affair with the heartlands of Punjab.

Punjab Power In Bollywood
As we get set to say Balle Balle to Akshay and Anushka, Patiala style, let's take a look at Bollywood's love affair with the heartlands of Punjab.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
The Deols showed that Punjab still rules Bollywood in family fest Yamla Pagla Deewana, and laughed all the way to the bank with block-buster earnings.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Their love affair began on board a series of European trains, but there's only one place Londoners Kajol and SRK can make it official – among the mustard fields of Punjab! Romance, song and dance, a forbidding father and the inevitable wedding – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was the blockbuster of blockbusters
Punjab Power In Bollywood
In a story of disaffected youth, Rang De Basanti took Aamir, Kunal Kapoor and the rest of the boys from the Golden Temple in Amritsar to the freedom struggle, Punjabi style
Punjab Power In Bollywood
It was mauja hi mauji as sassy Sikhni Kareena left a sad Shahid shaken and stirred in Jab We Met
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Dharmendra has played the Punjab card more than any other actor and he's good at it. When it's the family Deol complete with sons Sunny and Bobby in Apne, what else can one expect- Blockbuster!
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Here's Akshay doing what he does best and he's got Snoop Dogg, in addition to usual suspect Katrina, this time round for company in Singh is Kinng
Punjab Power In Bollywood
She's The Man: Rani Mukherjee and Shahid Kapur make a fresh Punjabi pair in Dil Bole Hadippa, a film based on the position of women in Indian Sports.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
It's love at first sight for son of the soil Akshay in Namstey London, but Londoner Katrina needs some convincing, Punjabi style, to return his affections
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Anushka Sharma debuts as a gol-gappa loving kudi opposite the Badshah himself, playing the nerdy , two-wheeler riding husband in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Punjab da puttars Akshay and Bobby Deol? Check. But hat's this – turbanator Big B steals the thunder in Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
The big fat Punjabi wedding doesn't get any bigger or fatter than in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding. Drama, romance, comedy – it has it all, including the song and dance routines that no true blue wedding is complete without
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Kajol brings to life the Punjabi kudi from Chandni Chowk who takes the fancy of upper class ‘baba' Shah Rukh Khan in family drama Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Saif Ali Khan made a personable Sardar in Love Aaj Kal, which maps the pace of modern relationships.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
In true DDLJ style, Shah Rukh and Preity make the most of the sunshine in fields of flowers in cross border romance Veer-Zaara
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Boman Irani's obnoxious Lucky Singh needs just a touch of Gandhigiri to go from devious to doting dad
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Playing a fictional ‘sardar' is one thing, it's entirely another to attempt playing a real life one, especially a ‘sardar' as hallowed as Bhagat Singh. The brave men taking on this role have included Manoj Kumar, Bobby Deol and Ajay Devgn. We'll reserve judgement on our favourite ‘shaheed'
Punjab Power In Bollywood
The fun never stops with conman Abhay Deol and gang in sleeper hit Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Ranbir Kapoor could sell ice cream to an Eskimo as Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year
Punjab Power In Bollywood
And after giving the world Keira Knightley, Chaddha gave Hollywood Aishwarya Rai, in the form of a strongminded girl in the Punjabification of Jane Austen – Bride and Prejudice
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Abhay Deol plays with aplomb a young Punjabi munda gone astray in Dev D, a story of the modern-day Devdas which had all the essentials- Love, Sex and Drugs.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Comedy of errors Aloo Chaat is about the typical Delhi-based Punjabi family. Expect food fests, exuberant dances and some rebellious youngsters! Starring: Aftab Shivdasani and Aamna Sharif
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Apart from small town Punjabi girl Minissha Lamba, Bachna Ae Haseeno also had a special surprise treat- a turbaned Kunal Kapoor.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Bend It Like Beckham was a cocktail of football mixed with Punjabi bhangra. A few confused youngsters, NRI parents stuck in the traditional groove and a big fat Indian wedding at the end, the movie is a little bit of Punjabi tadka in the stiff upper lip of London
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Maachis was a firestarter, with it's sensitive theme of Sikh insurgency in Punjab and thought provoking script. Starring: Tabu, Chandrachud Singh, jimmy Shergill and Om Puri.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Before Gurinder Chaddha Bended it like Beckham, she gave us Bhaji on the Beach, a heartwarming comedy dealing with interracial sex and culture issues
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Love lost and regained is the theme of Gadar - Ek Prem Katha in which Sunny Deol plays a Partition-era Punjabi truck driver putting his life on the line for love interest Ameesha Patel
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Raj Kumar and Priya Rajvansh re-enacted the famous Punjabi story of love and separation - Heer Ranjha -0020 back in the 70s.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
A turbaned Salman Khan and Preity Zinta's dimpled Punjabiness were the reasons to watch the patriotism-overload in Heroes.
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Sunny Deol plays to type as the simple minded Sikh who chases the bad guys all the way from Punjab to New York with nothing but his mother's blessings in Jo Bole So Nihaal
Punjab Power In Bollywood
Aishwarya displays true Punjabi courage as Kiranjit Ahluwalia who overcomes the trauma of domestic violence and is finally Provoked to kill her husband, played by India's export to the west Naveen Andrews.

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