Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018) 🌟🌟🌟
If you are a Punjabi you will know who Diljit Dosanjh is and, if you follow Diljit Dosanjh you will know this movie is his ‘dream project’.
Now, I will admit that my review may come across slightly biased as I am (like most others), a huge fan of Diljit Dosanjh 🤗. I was eager to watch this movie and not just because it stars him but, because it touches upon a subject that does not get enough recognition, which is Sikh soldiers fighting on the frontline during World War 1👳🏼♂️. And, not just Sikh Soldiers but Hindus and Muslims too.
This is not a big budget Hollywood movie so please do not expect epic battle scenes like in the movie Saving Private Ryan etc. However, the movie does deliver some powerful dialogue and touches upon a number of sensitive subjects such as the British colonisation in India and discrimination against the soldiers.
The scenery in Punjab is wonderful with the old clay houses and the costume designs have been well throughout showing simplicity. The music is simple and is appropriate for the movie; my favourite track has to be Pyaas 🎶.
There were some great performances by those who played the soldiers from India but for me, performances by Diljit Dosanjh and Yograj Singh stood out. Yograj Singh is the Superior officer to the troops from India and who the troops look up to and respect. He gives a powerful performance as a soldier who tells the soldiers ‘we must win the war’.
Then you have Diljit Dosanjh who does not fail to deliver 👌. He transforms from a village boy who dislikes the British ruling, to a young Sikh Soldier who questions the very nature of Indian troops fighting a war which they are not a part of and will it free them from British rule. You can see he has put a lot of thought into his looks and it pays off well. Watch out for the scene where he slaps a British Soldier👋.
Also, look out for Sunanda Sharma who makes her debut in this movie. It’s a short and sweet role but she plays her innocent role with ease.
I believe this will be a movie that will be very close to the hearts of the elder generation who may have heard the stories from their ancestors and who continue to share it with the generation of today. This must be watched on the big screen!
3 out of 5 stars. Remember, it’s my opinion!