In the 66th National Film Awards, Ammy Virk’s Harjeeta has won the Best Punjabi Film Title. Even the child artiste, Sameep Singh has won the title of best child artist for his debut movie ‘Harjeeta’.
Sameep Singh played young Harjeeta, in the biopic based on Indian Hockey player Harjeet Singh Tuli. Written by Jagdeep Sidhu and directed by Vijay Kumar Arora, ‘Harjeeta’ was released last year on May 18th.
Ammy Virk worked very hard to physically transform himself in playing the titular role of Harjeet Singh Tuli, who was India’s captain in the Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup 2016. It was under Singh’s captaincy that India won the trophy after a wait of 2 decades.
The other cast of the movie includes Sawan Rupowali, Sameep Singh, Pankaj Tripathi, Raj Jhinjer, Gurpreet K Bhangu, Parkash Gadu, Sukhi Chahal and Jarnail Singh.
It’s nice to know that the film has received recognition at the national level after about 15 months of its release.