At a press conference on Monday, March 26th, Punjabi film stars Gippy Grewal and Roshan Prince spoke about the making of a biopic film ‘Subedar Joginder Singh’ which releases April 6th.
Hosted by Y Media Group, the President and CEO, Mr. Yudhvir Jaiswal, welcomed everyone in attendance with warmth and graciousness.
The film is inspired by the life of the Subedar who fought the Chinese during the Indo-Chinese war of 1962. The movie is a saga of his dedication and devotion towards serving the country. He led his troops till he got wounded and subsequently died in Chinese captivity. He displayed such exemplary and unprecedented courage that the Indian Government honored him with the country’s highest wartime gallantry award – Param Vir Chakra posthumously.
The makers have delved into the past to showcase happenings and episodes of his life, most realistically. The movie has been shot in extreme weather conditions of Suratgarh, where the mercury soared to a melting level, and it has been filmed in the bone-chilling climate of Drass, Kargil where the temperature drops below freezing point! A major part of the film has been shot at a height of 14000 feet; the terrain was so insurmountable that it took the cast and crew hours of driving followed by a strenuous vertical trek to reach actual shoot location. Seven Colors Motion Picture Pvt. Ltd has produced the venture.
Both the actors expressed immense happiness and excitement about being a part of this film, which is a highly anticipated one. With 4 million views of the teaser on YouTube already, this film is set to break ground for Pollywood and its push into the mainstream film industry.
Asked about the filming process, Mr. Grewal, who was seen in the Farhan Akhtar starrer Lucknow Central (2017), said that it was very tough. They had to weather rough conditions, undergo physical changes like putting on weight, losing weight and such.The talented actor, who is also a singer and director, described the project as one which is very dear to his heart. He is so emotional about it, that along the way he got attached to the family of war hero, Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh. He is even helping, financially supporting the sick grandson of the brave man.
The members of the media fielded several questions from a range of topics, which were answered in detail by the actor. Touching upon the issue of ‘Piracy’ of films, Mr. Grewal requested everyone to treat the matter with importance and raise their voice on this very prevalent practice.
Over a guests attended the gala dinner which was hosted at the beautiful Indian restaurant in Brampton, Mayura. The launch event was one of joy and celebrations, which brought this amazing talent from Punjab to our city.
The hosts and the staff were very courteous and attentive throughout the event, which was very well-organized. Specialty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were offered throughout the evening, followed by a grand buffet dinner. Kudos to the Y media group for arranging such a beautiful gala press conference.
Audiences are encouraged to go out to the cinemas and watch this courageous, inspiring film when it releases next week!