Filmed and set in Vancouver, one Punjabi-language comedy movie is setting box-office records in India.
The rom-com “Honsla Rakh” (which means “be patient” in English) stars Diljit Dosanjh as a divorced father looking for love while raising his son on his own.
Since its worldwide release in mid-October, “Honsla Rakh” has been a hit.
The movie “broke box office records as it became the highest opening Punjabi film ever,” according to a report. Eleven days in, the worldwide gross was close to ₹ 38.75 crore, or US$5.1 million.
Surrey sites and people have prominent roles in “Honsla Rakh.”
Dosanjh tweeted his satisfaction with the “North Indian Film of the Year” numbers on Tuesday (Oct. 26), and some of his 5.3 million follows offered their congratulations.
The movie also stars Sonam Bajwa (as Jasmine, a yoga teacher) and Shehnaaz Gill (as Sweety, a fashion designer and ex-wife of Yenkey Singh, Dosanjh’s character).
Filming of ‘Honsla Rakh’ was done in Metro Vancouver last March and April, with Amarjit Singh as director and Dosanjh producing.