BLACKIA Review: Enjoy Retro-style Action Drama In New Light

by Monita Sharma

[h4]Today’s release, Punjabi period drama movie Blackia receives appreciation for its unique storyline and proficient acting skills of the star-cast. [/h4]

For last few years we’ve seen many Punjabi period movies but most of them have run around the themes of weddings and romance. In fact, so far we’ve not seen any true-blue action period drama on the Punjabi big screen. However, ending our wait, today the much-awaited film of Dev Kharoud after Kaka Ji, Blackia produced by Vivek Ohri in association with PTC Motion Pictures and directed by veteran filmmaker Sukhminder Dhanjal has finally hit the silver screen.

 A Punjabi period drama movie, Blackia narrated the journey of Gurnam Singh, a young boy who hails his roots from a family which deals with gold smuggling and as destiny would have it, the boy becomes a victim to circumstances and the story further unfolds.

Distributed by Global Moviez, BLACKIA caters to that era of Indian history when the border between India and Pakistan was unfenced and a lot of gold smuggling happened from Afghanistan to India via Pakistan. 

Playing the role of Gurnam Singh, Dev Kharoud was spotted partaking in various action – packed scenes which were appreciated by the audiences. 

To his parallel was Indian actress, Ihana Dhillon who was seen in Punjabi movies after a long haul, but nevertheless she didn’t lose her sheen. Her beautiful chemistry with Dev initiated a new found love for the on-screen jodi.

BLACKIA presents Dev Kharoud in once again that “angry young man” mode – giving him ample screen presence and scope to perform. 

The movie is shot in the typical 70s style Bollywood film reminding one of those Amitabh Bachchan films wherein he bashed the baddies down effortlessly. Be it the hairstyles of the actors (including Ihana Dhillon’s elevated puff trailed by a long “braid” ponytail and not to miss, the omnipresent “gulaab ka phool”) or the model of cars, the outfits (printed shirts of the heroes and tight kameez of the heroine) – everything seems to be worked out in detail, in this film replete with enough retro drama. 

National award winning director Sukhminder Dhanjal who has helmed Blackia, it seems has given his all in making the film look as realistic as possible. We believe that the robust dialogues and crackling action would help the film fetch a great word of mouth for itself. 

The movie also stars Ashish Duggal, Rana Jung Bahadur and Lucky Dhaliwal in pivotal roles who have all interestingly given an applauseworthy yet different performance this time. 

Rating: 3.5/5

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With inputs by Harman Dhanjal

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