Zakhmi

Zakhmi: 2020 Punjabi Family Action Drama Film

Movie Name: Zakhmi
Directed by: Inderpal Singh
Starring: Dev Kharoud, Anchal Singh, Suvinder Vicky, Jaggi Dhuri
Genre: FamilyActionDramaRomance
Release Date: 07 February 2020
Running Time: 125 Minutes
Rating:   

Saira Mallik sets out on a mission to avenge her husband’s murder, only to find out that there are bigger conspiracies involved.

Zakhmi is the title of Dev Kharoud’s newly announced film which will be made under the banner of Omjee Group and Binnu Dhillon Productions. Inderpal Singh, who had written Dakuaan Da Munda and Blackia will be making his debut as a director.

Chandigarh girl Aanchal Singh will make her Punjabi film debut with Zakhmi. Though she has already done Punj-Khaab before, but that film has been on hold for quite some time.

But wait! Didn’t the same production team announce Bomb Jigra sometime back? That one too had Dev Kharoud, Aanchal Singh & Rahul Dev in lead roles. Sukhminder Dhanjal who had directed Blackia was to direct Bomb Jigra.

Considering its the same cast and production team, we believe that Zakhmi is only a new title of the previously announced film Bomb Jigra. It seems that Sukhminder Dhanjal has been replaced by writer Inderpal Singh in the Director’s chair. From the poster, it is evident that this film will revolve around the protagonist’s family.

Zakhmi will release on 7th February 2020.

Zakhmi Movie Review:

First things first, all those have been anticipating a typical Dev Kharoud movie may get surprised or disappointed. Now, that’s because the actor plays a family man in this one. But it doesn’t mean there is going to be a sea of change. He is as much an action hero as you’ve seen him in his past films. The difference, and a pleasant one at that, is that he isn’t constantly drinking or doing drugs. But his angry young man image stays intact, only the reasons are emotional and familial.

So, it is a story of a common man, who is fighting for the safety of his family and alongside is also fighting against the injustice of the system. His name is Gurshaan (Dev Kharoud) and he is married to Reet (Anchal Singh). They have a seven-year-old daughter.

In the first 40 minutes, we are introduced to the fact that Gurshaan is a sensitive man and cannot see anyone being bullied or ill-treated for no reason. Then we meet Reet on her first day of college. The good-hearted man that Gurshaan is, he comes to the rescue of this damsel in distress, who can’t find her classroom and is being troubled by some loafers. The college scenes will remind you of Kabir Singh and how everyday Shahid Kapoor makes Kiara Advani leave the class to just meet him. It’s a Xerox, just different faces and Punjabi dialogues. Next, we know they are in love but Anchal wants him to mind his business and not go on fighting for random people. In no time they are married, have a daughter, leave their village and move to a city for a better life of their kid. Everything is going well, until one day three goons loot the bank where Gurshaan works as a cashier.

The real action begins and so does the fight against corruption, injustice and unlawful practices. One after another, villains are beaten to death and their kingpin is brought to book.

Dev is mostly convincing when he fights but romance is not his cup of tea or should we say he needs to practice it more.

Anchal looks pretty but her dialogue delivery or even her expressions when she has nothing to say fail to impress. There is some melodrama when the little girl is exposed to her dad’s fights in the climax.

Overall, the direction is mostly plausible but some visible weak points can’t be denied. One does end up thinking if in real life too the system is as corrupt and social activists as fraud as in Zakhmi. No one likes sad endings or unhappy stories but we do read such incidents in papers. Zakhmi brings out a protagonist in a common man and how he rises to the occasion to protect his loved ones.

Movie Trailer:

Zakhmi Movie Songs:

Song Title: Rabb Sajna
Lyrics: Pargat Kotguru
Music Composer: Jaggi Singh
Singer(s): Roshan Prince

Song Title: Zakhmi (Title Track)
Lyrics: Pargat Kotguru
Music Composer: Jaggi Singh, Laddi Gill
Singer(s): Himmat Sandhu

Song Title: 100 Saal
Lyrics: Pargat Kotguru
Music Composer: Jaggi Singh
Singer(s): Kulwinder Billa & Gurlej Akhtar

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