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First reviews of Diljit’s Chamkila out now

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A special screening of

Chamkila

was held in Mumbai on Monday night in assosciation with the

MAMI Mumbai Film Festival

. The film is based on the life of

Amar Singh Chamkila

who was called the ‘Elvis Presley Of Punjab’ and his life Amarjot Chamkila. It stars Diljit as Amar Singh while

Parineeti

plays Amarjot.
This special screening was attended by many celebs like

Mrunal Thakur

, Ishwak Singh, Avneet Kaur, Bhuvan Bam among others.

The first reviews of the movie post this screening are out now and here’s how people have reacted. Actress Shweta Basu Prasad said, “It was like a live concert film. I just know the person (Amar Singh Chamkila) so much better. I think people should watch it for Diljit, Imtiaz sir and the music. It’s so well-made.”
Ishwak Singh of ‘Rocket Boys’ fame shared: “It has to be on everyone’s must-watch list. It’s a very special film. It’s very inspiring, moving and rooted. And, it’s got

Imtiaz Ali

’s spunk and wildness.”
An X user wrote, “Chamkila is an awesome film. Brilliant direction by Imtiaz Ali great storytelling Mesmerising music by @arrahman. Outstanding performance by @diljitdosanjh.”

AR Rahman has helmed the film’s music as it plays an essential role in the movie. Earlier, Diljit had spoken about how tough it was for him and Parineeti both. The actor-singer had said, “Even Parineeti, I did not have expectations from her because Amarjot’s part was tougher. Amarjot used to sing in a very high pitch. So, we have tried. I cannot sing like Chamkila and Parineeti cannot sing like Amarjot. We have only tried. Since in the film it is connected to the story, people might like it.”
The film is releasing on OTT on April 12.

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