Interview: Here’s Why Producer Vivek Ohri Thinks That BLACKIA Will Set A Benchmark In Punjabi Cinema

by Monita Sharma

[h4]Jihne Mera Dil Luteya and Mel Karade Rabba fame producer, Vivek Ohri is back with a bang with his next movie, Blackia starring Dev Kharoud and Ihana Dhillon. [/h4]

All set to hit the silver screen on 3rd May, upcoming Punjabi drama movie, Blackia “will definitely set a benchmark,” believes Vivek Ohri, producer of the movie. Directed by Sukhminder Dhanjal and screenplay by Inderpal Singh, Blackia is set in the backdrop of 1970s and depicts the story of a young boy who becomes a victim of circumstances and gets into the smuggling business.

So, to know more about this movie, we have a candid conversation with Vivek Ohri about the storyline, his expectations, star cast, and lots more!

Image may contain: Vivek Ohri, sitting and stripes

Could you please tell us about your latest project, Blackia? What is the basic storyline and why did you choose such an intense subject?

Blackia is based in Punjab during the 1970s. It narrates the story of a young boy, Gama, who is born into a family of gold smugglers and eventually forced into this world of crime against his wishes. On realising that he is just a puppet in the hands of certain anti-national forces, Gama decides to redeem himself by standing up against these evil forces. The movie depicts an optimistic approach towards life and how the young boy does not let the evil forces dim his shine.

What are the various shoot locations of the movie?

Blackia has been shot in different locations. However, a major part of the shooting has been done in Bathinda and Faridkot.

How was it working with Dev Kharoud and Ihana Dhillon?

I staunchly believe that they both were just made for this role. Dev and Ihana both were really co-operative, down-to-earth and dedication for all this while. Off the camera, Dev turned out to be a great friend who I believe has some very good qualities 

What are your expectations of the audience?

Blackia has a very different storyline; one that is not very common in the Punjabi film industry. So, I feel that it will be immensely loved by the Punjabi audiences and set a benchmark in the industry.

What do you think about the current status of Punjabi film industry?

Punjabi film industry is finally getting its due. We are now finally exploring more subjects and our audience is also appreciating good content over mindless comedies. This is a good news for all of us associated with the industry and I am sure this is just a beginning, there’s a long way to go still. 

Enjoy the trailer of BLACKIA here:

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