Punjabi cinema or Pollywood wasn’t given so importance until recently when their actors started starring in Bollywood flicks. It has a huge fan following in Punjab though. It has grown with quirky storylines, bigger budgets, and homegrown actors. Over the years, they have been making movies on different genres but its drama and comedy which Pollywood excels in.

Best Punjabi Movies of All Time

Sajjan Singh Rangroot (2018)

IMDB Rating- 7.5/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

This is the story of Army Officer Sajjan Singh and other Sikh soldiers who faced numerous struggles on the Western Front while serving the British-Indian Army during World War I.

Nikka Zaildaar (2016)

IMDB Rating- 7.5/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

It is the tale of a young man named Nikka studying in a college in Patiala, falls in love with a fellow student Manraj and decides to pursue her. His journey turns out to be a rollercoaster ride.

Muklawa (2019)

IMDB Rating- 6/10

Streaming Platform- Amazon Prime

This is the story of a newly-wed couple Shinda and Taro. Shinda must wait for a certain period to meet her due to an old custom called ‘Muklawa’. In that old custom, the girl goes back to her mother’s place after marriage.

Jatt & Juliet (2012)

IMDB Rating- 7.5/10

Streaming Platform- Hotstar

This romantic comedy tells you the story of Fateh Singh who wants to marry a Canadian girl. He bumps into Pooja who has come for studying in Canada. Initially, they do not get along but soon they realize that they’re drawn towards each other.

Shadaa (2019)

IMDB Rating- 6.4/10

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Streaming Platform- Amazon Prime

It is the story of Chadha whose parents desperately want him to get married and are relieved when he finally meets a girl. The plot twists when the girl he loves doesn’t believe in the institution of marriage.

Aa Gaye Munde UK De (2012)

IMDB Rating- 6.5/10

Streaming Platform- Sony Liv

This rom-com is about Roop’s love for Disha. When he tries to approach her, he gets to know that Disha’s father only wants an NRI son-in-law. Thus, he pretends to be a London return.

Jihne Mere Dil Lutteya (2011)

IMDB Rating- 7.3/10

Streaming Platform- Daily Motion

Yuvraj and Gurnoor fall for the same girl, Noor but the twist comes when they find out that there’s a third guy as well. This movie is an adaptation of Bollywood flick Deewaana Mastaana. It is among the best Punjabi movies of all time.

Carry On Jatta (2012)

IMDB Rating- 8.3/10

Streaming Platform- Amazon Prime

This is the story of Jass who falls in love with Mahie. Mahie wants to marry an orphan so that she doesn’t have to deal with his family. Jass marries Mahie and hides his marriage from his family.

Lucky Di Unlucky Story (2013)

IMDB Rating- 6.8/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

It is the tale of carefree Lucky who is happily living his life with his three friends. He then meets a girl named Seerat and falls in love with her. They plan to get married but they are encountered by a series of unfortunate circumstances that keep them from marrying each other.

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Yaar Anmulle (2011)

IMDB Rating- 7.5/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

The film is about three college friends, Guru, Deep and Sher Singh who put up together in the hostel. One fine day, they decide to explore college life. Hence, they begin bunking classes, dealing with rival groups and eventually, they meet their respective love interests.

Desi Romeos (2011)

IMDB Rating- 5.2/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

The film shows the story of 6 young men who form a band which becomes quite popular. They soon start living together in the same house. One fine day, they notice that there is a house right opposite to theirs where 6 young women put up.


Singh vs Kaur (2013)

IMDB Rating- 6.7/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

This is again a romantic comedy telling the story of Nihal Singh who is thrown out of the village by his fellow villagers. His friends come with a plan that the only way that Nihal can get back to the village if he marries the sarpanch’s niece.

Bhaji In Problem (2013)

IMDB Rating- 7.3/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

The story is centered around a man, Sundeep who is married to two women, Anu and Jasmeet. Both women are unaware of each other. Things take a twist when a man who knows Sundeep’s secret decides to marry Sundeep’s sister.

Tu Mera 22 Main Tera 22 (2013)

IMDB Rating- 5.5/10

Streaming Platform- YouTube

The story is about two Australian-born rich brats Rolly and Robby who are thrown out of their house by their father. They’re sent to Punjab to learn cultural and traditional values, while at the same time, earning Rs. 30 lakhs in 30 days.

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Qismat (2018)

IMDB Rating- 8.4/10

Streaming Platform- Netflix

This is the heartbreaking love story of Shivjit Singh Gill who falls in love with Bani, a girl who lives next door after he moves to Chandigarh for further studies. However, Shivjit’s parents fix his marriage with another woman and Shivjit doesn’t tell about that to Bani.

So here you have it, the best Punjabi movies you must watch. Trust me, if you’re bored in the quarantine, Punjabi movies are the entertainment that you need. So go ahead and binge-watch. You can also have a look at 15 exceptionally well-directed Indian short films by clicking here.


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