Mar Gaye Oye Loko: Gippy Grewal Shares What It’s Like To Be a Writer & Producer

by Monita Sharma

It would definitely be an understatement to call Gippy Grewal one of the most-loved Punjabis across the globe. He dons so many hats that it is really difficult to unify him under one profession. His journey which started as a singer many years ago today spans its expertise in being an actor, writer, director and producer; making him an indispensable gem of the Ballewood industry.

Gippy Grewal has an array of awards & accolades to his credit; he has always been appreciated for his indomitable will & zeal to experiment new things and his upcoming Indian-punjabi movie, Mar Gaye Oye Loko stands testament to the same. Now ahead of his upcoming film- Mar Gaye Oye Loko, which he has not only written himself but produced as well, Gippy shares some of his thoughts about acting this part of his life. 

“I think being an actor myself, I am able to justify my job as a producer better. A normal producer thinks just the way a producer thinks – keeping in mind the financial aspects of everything, however being an actor, I treat my actors just the same way I like to be treated when I am working on someone else’s shoots. I also know that most of the artistes these days have enormous time constraints so they need to be free from the shoots within a stipulated time. That’s why I am extremely punctual as a producer and believe a lot in preparations months in advance. The only reason being that just because of production delays, an artiste must not suffer,” he says.

As far as Mar Gaye Oye Loko is concerned, Gippy quips, “We all have grown up to hear stories about how life is after death but, no one has really seen it. I have always fantasized about how it would be and how we Punjabis will make our own entity even up there and that’s exactly what translates in this story-driven movie. It is a complete package for everyone alike,” said Gippy.

He further added, “The idea of this came to me before Ardaas; I had thought of the plot, I just had to work on the script and then, Baljit paaji came up with Manje Bistre and I really liked the idea of promoting our rich culture & heritage; so I went ahead with it. For all this while, Mar Gaye Oye Loko never took a backseat as it was always on my mind. I even got an offer for making it a Bollywood movie, but I wanted to produce it under the banner of Humble Motion Pictures. So, here we are!”

Gippy informed that Mar Gaye Oye Loko was shot in a mere time span of a month at different locations across Punjab. However, it is a very expensive film. “Making a fantasy film is truly a cumbersome process; since it involves a lot of pre-production setup and post-production editing. However, producing this movie was once in a lifetime experience,” he said.

The movie will hit the silver screen on August 31, 2018. It is directed by Simarjit Singh and features Gippy Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, Sapna Pabbi, Jaswinder Bhalla, Karamjit Anmol, B.N. Sharma, Raghveer Boli, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Jaggi Singh, Hobby Dhaliwal, Baninder Bunny, and Gurpreet Bhangu in pivotal roles.

Watch the Trailer Of MAR GAYE OYE LOKO below


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