20 Punjabi Movies Shot In Foreign Countries

Throughout the year many Punjabi films are filmed across the world. Be it Virsa or Jinde Meriye or scenes from Ashke, the Punjabi film industry has left us no stone unturned. Since then scores of movies have been shot at some of the most striking locations in the world. Whether it’s Australia or Canada, Pollywood has experimented in every location. So, we bring you 20 movies that are shot abroad.

Punjabi Films That Are Filmed In Foreign Countries

1. Honsla Rakh

The father-son duo packs this movie with heavy doses of entertainment. And, Sonam Bajwa’s beauty attracts a young audience. All things clubbed together resulted in the movie shattering Box Office records and becoming the highest-opening Punjabi film of all time

CastDiljit Dosanjh, Sonam Bajwa, Shehnaaz Gill
Release Date15 October 2021

Storyline: A single father attempting to find love and a mother for his seven-year-old son runs into his ex, who’s just returned to the city.

honsla rakh release date

2. Paani Ch Madhaani

A movie with an entertaining plot & huge potential that failed to impress the critics of Punjabi Film Industry.

CastGippy Grewal, Neeru Bajwa, Karamjit Anmol
Release Date5 November 2021

Storyline: A group of musicians travels to London after finding renewed success with a new singer. They end up winning the lottery, but misplace the winning ticket.


3. Jatt and Juliet 

Jatt and Juliet is a Punjabi comedy romance film, which brings the family together. Isn’t it? 

CastNeeru Bajwa, Diljit Dosanjh
Release Date29 June 2012
LocationVancouver (Canada)

Storyline:  Fateh Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), who wants to marry a Canadian, meets Pooja (Neeru Bajwa), who wants to study in Canada. Though they do not get along initially, they soon find themselves drawn to each other.

Jatt And Juliet Movie Poster

4. Sardaar Ji

Sardaar Ji is one of the first fantasy films to be made in Punjabi Cinema. The film is followed by its sequel. 

CastDiljit Dosanjh, Neeru Bajwa, Mandy Takhar, Jaswinder Bhalla
Release Date26 June 2015

Storyline: Jaggi (Diljit Dosanjh) is tasked with driving away from a ghost (Neeru Bajwa) who haunts a mansion in London. However hilarious situations ensue when he falls in love with a ghost.

mandy takhar with diljit dosanjh in sardaarji-min

5. Ashke

It is a film that is set to flaunt the spirit of Punjab’s folk dance Bhangra.

CastAmrinder Gill, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Roopi Gill, Sarabjeet Cheema, Jaswinder Bhalla, Hobby Dhaliwal
Release Date27 July 2018
LocationIndia & Canada

Storyline: Pamma, a bhangra dancer, quits performing when unexpected events force his college team to split. Years later, his nephew learns about his talent and encourages him to relive his long-lost passion.


6. Mirza: The Untold Story

The movie reflects every bit of emotions, laughter, shock, joy, pain for the audience.

CastGippy Grewal, Mandy Takhar, Rahul Dev
Release Date6 April 2012
LocationVancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

Storyline: The story revolves around Mirza and Sahiba who were in love with each other. Unfortunately, Sahiba’s brother, a dangerous criminal, is against their relationship and does not let them be together.

7. Singh vs Kaur

The film has received mostly positive reviews. It is a slick action comedy that has set new benchmarks for the punjabi film industry. 

CastGippy Grewal, Surveen Chawla, Rohit Khurana, Binnu Dhillon, Japji Khaira, Avtar Gill
Release Date15 february 2013
LocationIndia & Canada

Storyline: Nihal Singh, who lives in the village of Nabha, attempts to get rid of an unwanted marriage proposal, but ends up lying to his entire village that he loves somebody named ‘Jasneet Kaur’ from Vancouver, Canada.

Singh vs Kaur

8. Super Singh

A film based on Superhero comedy does not reach the box office budget but is a time watch film.

CastDiljit Dosanjh, Sonam Bajwa, Pavan Malhotra
Release Date16 June 2017

Storyline: A man’s life changes after he unknowingly gets superpowers and then embarks on the journey that helps him discover the true meaning of love, life, sacrifice, courage and his whole role in the world.

Super Singh

9. Jindua

Jindua has a story based on a very simple topic ‘love triangle’ but it has touched the Punjabi people’s endearing topic of going abroad.

CastJimmy Shergill, Neeru Bajwa, Sargun Mehta
Release Date17 March 2017

Storyline: Karma (Jimmy Shergill) and his friend live in Canada illegally. When his friend gets arrested, Karma marries a Canadian pop singer to gain citizenship, despite being in love with Saggi (Sargun Mehta), his neighbour.

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10. Channo Kamli Yaar Di

It’s worth watching a movie with friends, family and kids. You will definitely be engrossed in the movie and forget everything. 

CastNeeru Bajwa, Binnu Dhillon, Jassie Gill, Karamjit Anmol, Rana Ranbir
Release Date19 February 2016
LocationIndia & Canada

Storyline: Channo (Neeru Bajwa) decides to go to Canada to find her husband, Jeet (Jassie Gill), and is accompanied by her friend, Taaji (Binnu Dhillon). Although Taaji is in love with her, he helps her find her Jeet.

Channo Kamli Yaar Di

11. Virsa

The film, Virsa, is a joint venture between Pakistan and India. 

CastArya Babbar, Mehreen Raheel, Noman Ijaz, Gulshan Grover, Kanwaljit Singh
Release Date7 May 2010

Storyline: Two friends migrate to Australia for better opportunities and along the way, their friendship gets bitter as one friend gets influenced by Australian culture and the other stays in his roots.

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12. High End Yaariyan

The film has amazing comedy along with solid dialogues and characters and some hit music. 

CastJassie Gill, Ninja, Ranjit Bawa, Navneet Kaur Dhillon, Musskan Sethi, Gurnam Bhullar
Release Date22 February 2019
LocationUnited Kingdom

Storyline: Three male friends, each coming off a failed relationship, cross paths in London and vow to live for each other and not to fall in love again. It is a tale of friendship and love.

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13. Dil Diyaan Gallan

A must watch Punjabi film is unlike other Punjabi films for more than one reason.

CastParmish Verma, Wamiqa Gabbi, Gaurav Kakkar, Chandan Gill
Release Date3 May 2019

Storyline: It is a love story between Natasha, an internet celebrity and Laddi, her photographer.

Dil Diyaan Gallan

14. Chal Mera Putt 

Chal Mera Putt is a very well executed, remarkable Punjabi movie which is very good in terms of story, dialogues, content and direction.

CastAmrinder Gill, Simmi Chahal, Gurshabad, Iftikhar Thakur, Nasir Chinyoti
Release Date26 July 2019
LocationLahore, India & United Kingdom

Storyline: This is the story of six Punjabis from India, Pakistan and their struggle to get settled in the UK.

Chal Mera Putt 1, 2 & 3

15. Manje Bistre 2 

This movie is for hardcore comedy film lovers. Not only comedy, but you will also get to see the new Jodi of the Punjabi industry.

CastGippy Grewal, Simi Chahal, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Karamjit Anmol
Release Date12 April 2019

Storyline: The movie follows Sukhi as he goes from India to Canada to attend his cousin, Ganda’s wedding- a typical big fat traditional Punjabi Wedding.

16. Sargi

A new kind of love story that revolves around a love triangle between the actors.

CastJassie Gill, Babbal Rai, Karamjit Anmol, Rubina Bajwa
Release Date24 February 2017

Storyline: Babbu( Jassie Gill) has been in love with Sargi since his college days. Sargi fakes a marriage to travel abroad to support her family and is stuck between three eligible suitors who have fallen in love with her.

17. Laavan Phere

 Clean comedy and great performances of the artists make this film worth watching.

CastRubina Bajwa, Karamjit Anmol, Nisha Bano, Roshan Prince, Gurpreet Ghuggi
Release Date16 February 2018

Storyline: A young man is unable to marry the love of his life because of comical complications created by his pompous brothers-in-law and angry to-be father-in-law.

18. Love Punjab

Love Punjab is a family film, which reflects the real beauty and culture of Punjab.

CastAmrinder Gill, Sargun Mehta, Manvir Johal, Yograj Singh, Nirmal Rishi
Release Date11 March 2016
LocationIndia & Canada

Storyline: it revolves around a family in which husband and wife fight daily for small reasons and their son is the only victim of these fights. After suffering from all these things, the son gets depressed. The entire film is about a journey of a family to find love, ties of families and the fragrance of Punjab. 

Love Punjab

19. Jinde Meriye

Through Jinde Meriye the audience has been served something fresh and something new. They have been served pure romantic drama.

CastParmish Verma, Sonam Bajwa, Yuvraj Hans
Release Date24 January 2020
LocationScotland (UK)

Storyline: Yaddi (Parmish Verma) falls in love with Rehmat (Sonam Bajwa), an innocent and focused student. Rehmat’s father decides to arrange her marriage with a law-abiding man called Yuvi which places Rehmat at a crossroads in her life.

Jinde Meriye Poster

20. Laaiye Je Yaarian

Laaiye Je Yaarian again served us a love triangle or we can say love square. The film has a unique story, based in Canada, it is a visual treat with no compromise on production.

CastHarish Verma, Roopi Gill, Rubina Bajwa, Amrinder Gill
Release Date5 June 2019
LocationIndia & Canada

Storyline: A young businesswoman girls a charming con man in a bid to win against her business rival. Complications arise when he turns out to be unreliable and worse still, romance blooms.

Directors become choosy when it comes to selecting locations for either the entire movie or some part of it. And also, if you don’t have time to travel around the world, these Punjabi films will definitely take you on a world tour.

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