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“Insider Insights: Director Unveils Secrets Behind Chamkila’s Murder and Mehsampur Film”


In a candid conversation with Hindustan Times, Kabir Singh Chowdhry, the director behind the acclaimed mockumentary Mehsampur, delves into the fascinating world of Punjab’s iconic folk singer, Amar Singh Chamkila.

"Insider Insights: Director Unveils Secrets Behind Chamkila's Murder and Mehsampur Film"

While the recent release of Imtiaz Ali’s Amar Singh Chamkila biopic has captivated audiences, Chowdhry sheds light on his own unique perspective offered in Mehsampur, crafted back in 2018. Despite the plethora of films exploring Chamkila’s life, Mehsampur stands out for its innovative approach, earning accolades such as the Grand Jury Prize at MAMI 2018.

During the interview, Chowdhry reveals intriguing details about his journey into Chamkila’s world, including a chilling encounter with one of the alleged perpetrators involved in Chamkila’s tragic demise. This firsthand insight adds a layer of authenticity to Mehsampur, offering audiences a fresh interpretation of the ‘Elvis of Punjab’ and his enduring legacy.

With Diljit Dosanjh’s portrayal and AR Rahman’s music garnering widespread acclaim in Imtiaz Ali’s rendition, Chowdhry’s reflections provide a compelling contrast, highlighting the diversity of perspectives and narratives surrounding Chamkila’s enigmatic persona.

Through Mehsampur, Chowdhry not only pays homage to Chamkila’s timeless songs but also delves into the darker realms of his life, offering a thought-provoking exploration that resonates with audiences on a profound level.”