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Top Punjabi Movies on OTT: 17 Highly-rated Punjabi Films for you to watch on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and other OTT Platforms

OTT platforms have given an extended reach for regional films in India. Earlier, the audience had to wait for the films to release in theatres or TV; however, with the digital platform acquiring the rights, film buffs across the world are able to watch their favourite films were simple subscriptions. Considering this trend, several film industries are pushing the envelope and experimenting with new forms of storytelling.

One such industry which has stepped up significantly in the game is the Punjabi film industry. With films still getting limited theatrical screens and audiences, filmmakers are relying on OTT platforms to share their work. Encouraging them are platforms like Netflix, Mubi, Amazon Prime Video and others in India.

Top Punjabi movies that you can watch on OTT platforms 

Below mentioned are some top Punjabi films that the audience has liked over the years and given high ratings on IMDb:

Name of the Movie Platform IMDb Rating Genre
Angrej YouTube 8.5 Romance
Punjab 1984 Amazon Prime Video 8.4 Drama, History
Carry on Jatta Mubi 8.3 Comedy
Qismat Netflix 8.1 Drama, Romance
Rabba Da Radio Amazon Prime Video 8.1 Drama
Chal Mera Putt (1 and 2) Amazon Prime Video 8 Comedy, Drama
Des hogaya Pardes Amazon Prime Video 8 Drama
Daana Pani YouTube 7.9 Drama
Char Sahibzaade Eros Now 7.6 Animation, History
Sardar Mohammad Amazon Prime Video 7.4 Biography, Comedy
Honsla Rakh Amazon Prime Video 7.3 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Jatt and Juliet Disney+ Hotstar 7.1 Comedy, Romance
Ardaas Karaan NA 7 Drama
Lover Amazon Prime Video 7 Drama, Romance
Shareek 2 Chaupal TV 6.5 Drama
Honeymoon Netflix 6.2 Comedy, Drama
Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh Amazon Prime Video 6.1 Comedy, Drama, Romance

 

Angrej

Ever wondered how Punjab was pre-partition? The movie captures that right and also throws in a lovey-dovey love story to go with it. Angrej had garnered love from both audiences and critics and is a good Punjabi movie to watch if you have not watched it already. Moreover, it is available on YouTube making it widely accessible.

Where to Watch: YouTube

IMDb Rating: 8.5/10

Cast: Amrinder Singh, Sargun Mehta and others.

Punjab 1984

There are a lot of movies that have been made on 1984 Riots but Punjab 1984 is as good as it gets. Watch it for the moving performance by Diljit Dosanjh and Kirron Kher. PS: We feel that Diljit Dosanjh delivered his best performance to date in the movie. Fair warning, the film is a moving and you may need to keep a box of tissues at hand.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.4/10

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Kirron Kher, and others

Carry on Jatta

Most Punjabi known for their fun element and Carry on Jatta is a perfect movie if you want to watch a mindless comedy. The dialogues are funny and will leave you in the splits. The movie revolves around Mahi Gill, who is an orphan and her wish is to marry someone, who does not have a family either. Gippy Gill spots her in a friend’s wedding and falls head over heals for her. To woe her he pretends to have no family. What follows is her falling in love and how she deals with the truth.

Where to Watch: Mubi

IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

Cast: Gippy Grewal, Mahie Gill and others

Qismat

Most movie-goers feel that Qismat presents Ammy Virk’s finest performance till date. An interesting fact about this movie is that it is named after a song that was released in 2017. The song was a runaway hit and featured the lead couple. Following the success of the song, the movie was announced and it also has a sequel titled Qismat 2.


Where to Watch:
Netflix

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta and others

Rabb Da Radio

The movie, which is set in the Punjab in the 1980s and 1990s, is about familial relationships, love, and unwavering faith in God. Rabb Da Radio transports listeners to a time when couples would simply chose to be lifelong partners after meeting in person.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8.1/10

Cast: Tarsem Jassar, Simi Chahal, and others

Chal Mera Putt

It is a well known fact that Punjabi’s are obsessed with settling abroad and fascinated with the life in London and Canada. Chal Mera Putt is a movie that captures lives of Punjabi’s settled abroad and their struggles.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Cast: Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, and others

Des Hogaya Pardes

Des Hogaya Pardes is another movie set during the 1984 riots and follows the aftermath of assaniation of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The movie has a notable cast and great music. It is also an emotional roll coster and captures a life of Mann being caught up in between the rights and taking asylum in foreign country.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 8/10

Cast: Gurdas Mann, Juhi Chawla and others

Daana Paani

Jimmy Shergill has made a mark in the Punjabi movie industry and this is one of his finest movies. It is a moving tale of a mother and daughter who had to be separated after the head of the family dies. The movie captures on how they reunite and live together.

IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Simi Chahal, and others

Char Sahibzaade

The martyrdom of the four “Sahibzaade” (Sons) is an important and integral part of the Sikh history. It is the story of four sons of Guru Gobind Singh ji. The animated movie well captures the events and is a moving tale for everyone to watch.

Where to Watch: Eros Now

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10

Cast: Om Puri, Harman Baweja and others

Sardar Mohammad

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.4/10

Cast: Tarsem Jassar, Karamjit Anmol, and others

Honsla Rakh

The movie is known as the debut movie of Shahnaaz Gill but it is more than that. Shahnaaz Gill and Diljit Dosanjh are married and settled in Canada. While Shahnaaz is ambitious and wants more for her life, Diljit wants to start a family. Shahnaaz gives birth to their son but abandons both to look for more. This leaves Diljit to look after the new born baby. Sonam Bajwa comes in as a new hope for love in Diljit life. However, will he able to find love again? Will Shahnaaz ever return, to know these you will have to watch this light-hearted romantic movie.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7.3/10

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Shahnaaz Gill, Sonam Bajwa and others

Jatt and Juliet

This movie captures the journey of Fateh Singh played by Diljit Dosanjh, who wants to marry a Canadian girl for the citizenship. However, he ends up falling in love with a fellow Punjabi, who is also in Canada to study. Will he accept his feelings and make a move or will he continue to pursue his ambitions. The movie deals with this and more with a dash of homour.

Where to Watch: Disney+ Hotstar

IMDb Rating: 7.5

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, and others

Ardaas Karaan

Where to Watch:

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Cast: Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi and others

Lover

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 7/10

Cast: Guri, Ronak Joshi, and others

Shareek 2

Where to Watch: Chaupal.tv

IMDb Rating: 6.5/10

Cast: Mukul Dev, Sunita Dhir, and others

Honeymoon

What if your extended family accompanies you to London for Honempoon. The latest movie by Jasmin Bhasin is all about that. It is a light-hearted movie that sends an important message of staying connected with one’s family.

Where to Watch: Netflix

IMDb Rating: 6.2

Cast: Karamjit Anmol, Jagdeep Aulakh, and others

Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh

Sargun Mehta travels from Chandigarh to Amritsar to meet a perspective groom. She has already made up her mind about rejecting him. However, when she reaches the place, she is unable to find him and ends up spending a day with a total stranger and liking that person instead.

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10

Cast: Dilpreet Dhillon, Gippy Grewal, Sargun Mehta and others.

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