Punjabi film Mitti, Virasat Babbaran Di produced by veteran actress Hema Malini and B Venkatesh Rao and directed by Hriday Sheetty will release on August 23 this year.
The makers unveiled the first poster of the film today. The film that is a story of five youngsters is set in current Punjab against a backdrop of terrorism and drug menace that has plagued the state. The film is inspired by the true story of 1920 when five Sikh (Babbars) NRIs came back to India and fought with British and died in the process. It stars Rabbi Kandola, Kuljinder Sidhu, Japji Khaira, Jagjeet Sandhu, Nishawn Bhullar, Dheeraj Kumar, Pali Sandhu and Aakanksha Sareen.
While this stellar story marks Hema Malini’s debut as producer in Punjabi films, this is also Hriday Sheetty’s first Punjabi film.
Hema Malini says, “I am happy to be associated with the film. The story is not only inspiring but also topical with regards to what is happening in Punjab today.”
The director says, “The story of mere 5 Sikhs (Babbars) fighting and sacrificing their life for the country will inspire generations to come. This film is our effort to pay tribute to their courage”.
While the music of the film is with Junglee Music (a division of Times of India), the teaser will be out on July 15.
The film is being released by WhiteLion Entertainment.