Who was the Real ‘Arjan Vailly’? Is the ‘Animal’ Movie Based on a Man from Ludhiana?

Till now all of the songs of the film Animal  are in discussion. Now another new song ‘Arjan Vailly’ from the film has been released. Ranbir’s powerful action avatar in this song is surprising people. The new song ‘Arjan Valley’ from ‘Animal’ is not just a track, it is a glimpse into the journey and intensity going on in the mind of the central character.

With the powerful voice of Bhupinder Babbal, the lyrics written by him and the excellent composition by Manan Bhardwaj, this track plays an important role in the character development of the pivotal role played by Ranbir Kapoor in the film. The song has crossed 24 million views already. 

After the release of this song, a Toronto based man has come forward and claimed that Vailly was his great grandfather.  Vailly is a term used to describe a person who is ready to take a fight and does not care about law. If Vailly’s character is good or bad depends on with whom he picks the fights, a stronger man or a weaker one. 

In the Punjabi folklore, the character of Arjan Vailly is famous for a fight which took place in Roshani Mela festival in Ludhiana’s Jagraon in British Era. The fight was between Arjan and a group in Pandora over a girl that resulted in chaos at the festival. 

Arjan’s fight was assisted by his two friends.It is said that the Pandora group was more powerful but Arjan Vailly was skilled in using a Gandaasi. The folklore also mentions that the police came to diffuse the fight that erupted during the festival. 

Who is Arjan Vailly?

A Toronto based man Joginder Pal Singh Virk has claimed that Arjan Vailly is his great grandfather. He said “Arjan Singh was born around 1876 in the village of Rurka Kalan, near Ludhiana district. Arjan, a robust six-footer in his youth, was known for his strength and never accepted any injustice. He broke a police officer’s arm to stop him from harassing a poor person. Though he became known as Arjan Vail, he never engaged in physical altercations with weak people.” 

He further added, “During the 1947 Partition riots, he also assisted several Muslim families… He saved the life of Ralla Teli, one of his Muslim friends. He kept Teli’s gold and silver safe, and later Teli’s son came back to collect it. He later joined the Punjabi Suba movement and also received recognition from the Punjab government after the state was formed. He actively worked for the welfare of his village.” 

The folklore also mentions Arjan Vailly’s two friends Modan Kaukia and Munshi Dango. Virk said that he was also in touch with Mushi Dango’s great grandson who lives in Vancouver.

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