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Chhevan Dariya - The Sixth River - Punjabi DVD
Punjabi Movie with English subtitles


Whenever you hear the word ‘Punjab’ you think of ‘Makki Di Roti’, Sarson Da Saag’ and all you visualize is ‘Giddha’,’Bhangra’ and loud Punjabi Music. Noor Nissan Productions have gone ahead and have taken the audience into the real journey into the land of five rivers which ultimately explores the most vital element of the land-Chhevan Dariya( The Sixth River)

‘Chhevan Dariya’, the expression is commonly associated with the abundance of drugs and alcohol that permeates the land of five rivers. Punjabis have always felt themselves to be the proud natives of the land of five rivers – from where has emerged this destructive sixth river? The film ‘Chhevan Dariya’ (The Sixth River) is a loud and clear clarion call to the positivity, fortitude and the spirit of Chardhikala of those born in the land of five rivers to take up cudgels against the destructive forces rampant in their dear land.

The story begins with the pouring in of the guests at Deedar Singh’s (Gulshan Grover) haveli. The occasion is the marriage of a girl with whose grandfather Deedar Singh had a close friendship. This brings in people from Philadelphia and Punjab. Soon, Carol (Christa Cannon)), a friend of Fateh (Manpreet Singh), from US also joins them by sheer coincidence. Fateh’s friend, Dev (Lakhvinder Wadali) gets attracted to Carol and thus love starts blooming. Fateh and Dev’s childhood friend, Reet (Navneet Kaur), a TV journalist, shares some close moments with Fateh and their relationship gets strengthened as the story develops.

The film depicts how the drug abuse can destroy friends and how a hapless old man is left alone without a family. The film also highlights the malady of poor leadership and stresses the need of quality leaders. For this purpose Deedar Singh evolves a novel method to produce role models.

Carol is doing research on the present day Punjab. There is strong mafia involving politicians, small and big drug peddlers with nefarious designs, out to grab the agricultural land in the garb of industrial development. There is a considerable melodrama in this aspect and ultimately they are exposed. However it takes toll on Carol’s life.

The film is dotted with nuances of Punjabi folk songs and dances and there are a couple of Shabads which are a delight for the soul. Baba Punjaba’s (Rana Ranbir) role is dotted with powerful dialogues which reveal the pain and agony of the people of the once prosperous state. The film is a treat for the young and the old alike and has points for all the walks of life, be it a common man, a poor person, an industrialist or a farmer.


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