Punjabi films have been gaining popularity on OTT (Over-the-Top) platforms, particularly among Punjabi-speaking audiences and those interested in regional Indian cinema. Several Punjabi films had been released on platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others, making them more accessible to a wider audience.
Here, we have compiled a list of top 10 highest-grossing Punjabi movies that are currently and about to mark their debut on OTT platforms:
Saunkan Saunkne (Prime Video)
In 2022, Amarjit Singh Saron released the romantic comedy ‘Saunkan Saunkne’ in the Indian Punjabi language. The star cast included Ammy Virk, Sargun Mehta, and Nimrat Khaira in the lead roles. With a worldwide total of 57.60 crore after 45 days of release, the movie is presently among the second-highest grossing Punjabi movies.
Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne (Zee5)
Babe Bhangra Paunde Ne is an Indian Punjabi comedy film directed by Amarjit Singh Saron. Diljit Dosanjh, Sargun Mehta, and Sohail Ahmed are the film’s main characters, with Gurpreet Bhangu, Jassica Gill, and Bhavkhandan Singh Rakhra serving as supporting actors. The movie tells the tale of three buddies who attempt to adopt an elderly orphan in order to con him out of his insurance money and make a fortune. The film raked in Rs 32 crore in total.
Maa Da Ladla (Chaupal OTT)
The plot follows the lives of Gora, Sehaj, and Kevin. Aspiring actor Gora is working hard to establish himself in the business. Kevin and Sehaj, a single mother, share a home. In an ironic turn of events, Sehaj pays Gora to pose as Kevin’s father. But things don’t go as expected, and the group is entangled in a web of treachery and falsehoods. The question of whether they can find a way out of this mess and go ahead is explored in the film.
Amar Preet Chhabra is the director of the comedy-drama Honeymoon, which was produced in 2022. In addition to Nirmal Rishi, Harby Sangha, and Ashok Tangri, the movie also includes Gippy Grewal, Jasmin Bhasin, Karamjit Anmol, Nasir Chinyoti, and Naresh Kathooria in key parts. On October 25, 2022, the film had its global debut in Ireland and the UK.
Carry On Jatta 3 (Prime Video)- Arriving Soon
Carry on Jatta 3 stars Gippy Grewal, Sonam Bajwa, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Kavita Kaushik, and Binnu Dhillon in key roles. Carry on Jatta 3 set a previously unheard-of milestone for the film business on its 25th day at the box office. The movie made Rs 100 crore at international box offices.
Meanwhile, you can watch Carry On Jatta 2 on Prime Video.
Shadaa (Prime Video)
After Carry On Jatta 2, Shadaa is the third-highest-grossing Punjabi movie of all time with over 52 crore in international box office receipts. The movie, which stars Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa, tells the tale of an average man searching for a wife and what happens when he weds a woman who believes marriage is beautiful.
Kali Jotta (Chaupal OTT)
Soon after its release, Punjabi film Kali Jotta became the 10th biggest hit in history. The Indian Punjabi-language crime drama film directed by Vijay Kumar Arora, written by Harinder Kour, stars Satinder Sartaaj, Neeru Bajwa and Wamiqa Gabbi.
Sufna (Prime Video)
The film has collected ₹21.74 Crore Worldwide. In the movie, a young guy falls in love with a cotton picker who has just moved into his community. Tania made her feature film debut as the lead actress in Sufna, which also stars Jagjeet Sandhu, Jasmin Bajwa, and Seema Kaushal in supporting parts.
Qismat grossed Rs 19.25 crore in India and Rs 11.8 crore in other territories, for a worldwide total Rs 31.05 crore. The movie stars Sargun Mehta and Ammy Virk in the lead roles. The movie centers on a man who, despite being engaged to another lady and studying in Chandigarh, falls in love.
Jodi’s worldwide box office collection stands at INR 31.85 Crores. The Punjabi film stars Diljit Dosanjh and Nimrat Khaira in the lead roles. The film was scheduled for release on 24 June 2021, but was postponed again due to COVID-19. It was finally released on 5 May 2023.