Interview - Dheeraj Rattan, Director of "Saadi Love Story": "Bollywood is making remake of Punjabi Films"
Mumbai, Jan 3, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio) This is an era of Punjabi films and one such movie all set to be released is “Saadi Love Story” directed by Dheeraj Rattan.
Amritsar born Dheeraj though debuts in the directorial world through this film yet prior to this he has written stories, screenplays and dialogues of many films. Not only this but recently released super hit Punjabi film “Jatt and Juliet” has been penned by him.
On asking Dheeraj that he had come to Mumbai to make his name in Bollywood, then why make directorial debut with a Punjabi Film? To which Dheeraj replied that, “I am from Amritsar and now that I’ve got an opportunity to make a film in Punjabi, then why not do something for my mother tongue?”, he further states that the films are the same everywhere, “The feeling is the same, the only difference is of language. Now a day’s Punjabi films are of International standards and the proof of it is that Bollywood is remaking Punjabi films.”
Eros international and Jimmy Shergill productions film “Saadi Love Story” is a complete entertainer, it has romance, fun and everything that today’s audiences would love to watch,” says Dheeraj. Talking about the story of “Saadi Love Story” he says, “The story revolves around a girl who is very romantic and does not understand anything except romance. She awaits her prince charming, when two guys enter and claim that they are the prince of the girl’s dream.”
On querying about the music and lyrics of the film he replied, “The music and lyrics of the film would compel the listeners to dance. Jaidev has given the music and the songs of the film are sung by Kunal Ganjawala, Sumitra Iyyer, Navraj Hans, Amrinder Gill, Diljit Dosanjh and Lehmber Hussainpuri.” The USP of the film is Diljit Dosanjh and Amrinder Gill who also acted in super hit movie “Jatt and Juliet” and along with them are two beautiful actresses Surveen Chawla and Neetu Singh.
Dheeraj has worked in many Punjabi films like Mel Karade Rabba, Jihne Mera Dil Luteya, Jatt and Juliet, Dharti, Taur Mittran Di, Best of Luck, he has also done films like Mumbai Salsa, Aagey Se Right, Haal –e- Dil, 1920, Shaapit – The Cursed, he is associated to all these films as a writer. Dheeraj has also worked as an Assistant Director for films like “Phhir” and “Police Force – An inside Story”