Directed by: Harry Bhatti
Starring: Amrit Maan, Isha Rikhi, Rana Ranbir, Karamjit Anmol, Sardar Sohi, Harby Sangha, Nirmal Rishi
Release date: 11 January 2019
Running Time: 132 Minutes
A young man with a PhD can’t get a job, so he sues his school and teachers.
Do Dooni Panj is a 2019 Indian–Punjabi drama film directed by Harry Bhatti. The film stars Amrit Maan, Isha Rikhi, Rana Ranbir, Karamjit Anmol, Sardar Sohi, Harby Sangha, and Nirmal Rishi in prominent roles. The film is produced by Badshah (rapper) under his production house Apra Films.
Soundtrack of the film is composed by Badshah, The Boss and Jassi Katyal. Also, features the vocals from Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Neha Kakkar, Badshah, Amrit Maan, Jordan Sandhu, and The Landers. The songs “Jacketan Lightan Waliyan” and “Peg” by Amrit Maan, “Fikar” by Khan and Kakkar were well received by audience. Full soundtrack was released on 4 January 2019 on iTunes and other music platforms by Sony Music India.
Do Dooni Panj Movie Trailer:
Do Dooni Panj Movie Review:
Although there is no success mantra for a hit film, a good script, direction and acting together can give a film the desired shape. Even if one department falters, the entire project shakes up. This holds true for this week’s release Do Dooni Panch, a good concept crumbles because of weak direction and overacting.
A satire on the education system, Do Dooni Panch, directed by Harry Bhatti can also be seen as a courtroom drama, weak and uninteresting.
Director Harry Bhatti has taken too many liberties, many that do not fall into the realm of creative license. You have a judge holding a court, with media and people watching, in his floral shirt and Bermudas. Not only this, instead of presiding from his chair, he is seen squatting on his table. When have judges started doing this in a make-shift court! Two, a teacher (Rupinder Rupi) is knitting to eternity. When her character is introduced, she is knitting and throughout the film, her knit is not complete. Another character, a Hindi subject teacher, makes you cringe with overacting and misplaced Hindi.
While introducing a number of characters, the director probably forgot to tell them that he was casting them for a film, and not street theatre. The characters of Do Dooni Panch do not act, they overact, every single one of them.
Most of the scenes in the film could have been trimmed on the editing table (especially the scene in the bus where a passenger is laughing uselessly), and if this was to happen it would not be a feature film, but a short film! One time when Amrit Mann approaches an advocate to fight a case against all his teachers, you feel now this is going to be interesting. But as the film moves into the court, you realize that you’ve been fooled in believing that something interesting was about to happen. The dialogues of the film are flat and about the climax… well, it actually says… to be continued. The end is so abrupt that you are left zapped.
The artistes in the film are overacting from take one, except for Amrit Mann who doesn’t overact, because for that he has to act first! Isha Rikhi, the pretty face, you see in the first half, and then forget all about her. And when you have forgotten about her, she appears from nowhere.
And then there is Nirmal Rishi, Sardar Sohi, Harby Sangha, Malkit Rauni, Rupinder Rupi and Nisha Bano screeching on their top of their voices… They weren’t told they were part of a film!
The only good thing about the film is the concept, rest whether Do dooni can be panch is what you need to figure, or you’d be lost in calculation.
Do Dooni Panj Movie Songs:
Fikar – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan , Neha Kakkar , Badshah | Do Dooni Panj
Peg – Amrit Maan | Jay K | Badshah | Do Dooni Panj
Jacketan Lightan Waliyan – Badshah | Amrit Maan | Do Dooni Panj