Diljit Dosanjh is a great actor and everyone knows him. He knows no English and isn’t scared to say so. He has an amazing collection of super-expensive lurkers, that he frequently flaunts on his social media. He’s also infamous for broadcasting cryptic comments on Kylie Jenner’s Insta page, all of them in Punjabi BTW. But then, he’s also an extremely popular singer whose songs have failed various records, and YouTube views. And he also happens to be a thriving actor, who’s done hit films in both Punjabi and Hindi with similar confidence.
There’s something about Diljit Dosanjh – people like him. They attend to his music on loop. ‘Like’ his views on social media with a nearly spiritual compulsion. And watch his movies over and over again, providing they break box-office registers.
1. Jatt & Juliet (2012)
The first big hit of his profession, this was the film that catapulted Diljit to movie-star triumph. This ideological comedy had Diljit playing a villager keen to marry a Canadian girl, just to get endless citizenship for the nation. It’s a pretty Best Punjabi comedy movies and first gave a peek into Diljit’s superb comic timing on screen. Apart from violating various box-office forms, that is.
2. Jatt & Juliet 2 (2013)
This was is a sequel to Jatt & Juliet, and holds the document of living the highest-grossing Punjabi comedy movies ever. The film conveyed back to the two leaders of the original, this time as police officers, no less. And that was enough, obviously, for the audiences to bubble up the film. And Diljit too, all over too.
3. Punjab 1984 (2014)
Marking a complete release from his comedic roles and striking real-life persona, Diljit shocked the world with his excellent portrayal of a young man working with his life, during the years of the horrific Punjab revolution. Sensitive and stunning, both the film and Diljit’s acting won multiple seats and the film’s a perfect counter to those who feel Diljit isn’t a good profound actor.
4. Sardaar Ji (2015)
The Wikipedia page for the movie calls it ‘one of the foremost fiction films’ made in Punjab. But that’s not why you should watch the movie – the VFS is lame in this one. Why you should watch Sardaar Ji is because of Diljit’s interpretation as a ghost hunter (kid you not!) in the movie. He’s so good in the film, and shares such amazing chemistry with his recurring co-star Neeru Bajwa, that you don’t mind taking especially the bizarre plot of this film.
5. Udta Punjab (2016)
When Diljit made his debut with this dark, gritty movie, rather than typical best Punjabi comedy movies, many wondered if he’d be able to stand out in a film also starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, and Kareena Kapoor. Turns out, he was the wonderful package of the movie, calmly yet confidently making his mark. Shahid and Alia may have had the more author-backed positions but we chose Diljit’s cop with all his sincerity.
6. Ambarsariya (2016)
This romantic thriller had Diljit recreating a RAW agent on a mission, who falls in love with two women and while translating a high-profile case, works to both break and win hearts. What makes Ambarsariya work, apart from the particular that the film is quite the joyride, is Diljit’s appeal. By the time the film was released, he’d become a bonafide celebrity and all that swagger is on full production in the movie.
7. Shadaa (2019)
In his most recent escape, Diljit Dosanjh was back to this standard funny antics in a yet-another romantic comedy. Was the movie anything new or other? Not really. But then, was it amusing enough? Absolutely. Mostly because the information pair – Diljit and Neeru Bajwa – were in top condition, just like every other time.