Jatt & Juliet (Punjabi: ਜੱਟ ਐੰਡ ਜੂਲੀਅਟ) is a Punjabi romantic comedy directed by Anurag Singh and produced by Darshan Singh Grewal and Gunbir Singh Sidhu. The film stars Diljit Dosanjh opposite Neeru Bajwa. It was released to theaters on 29 June 2012. Upon release, the film became a massive blockbuster at the box office and also won multiple awards at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards 2013 including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. The film also spawned a sequel the following year, titled featuring most of the same cast and crew. The sequel also broke records at the box office, and ended up becoming the highest-grossing Punjabi film ever.
Fateh Singh (Diljit Dosanjh), a mad villager is crazy about marrying a Canadian girl to get the citizenship of Canada while on the other side Pooja (Neeru Bajwa) a classy modern girl wants to go to Canada to study fashion designing. They both first meet at the passport office where Fateh asks Pooja to fill his form because his hand was injured which he was pretending because of his lack of English. They both again meet at the ing Pooja and they always have fight due to this. Pooja looks for a nice accommodation where she finds a nice house and while getting money out of the ATM, she gets robbed by two thugs. Unfortunately, Pooja has to look for cheaper place where she meets Fateh again and has to share that apartment with him. A day arrives when Jenny a Canadian Caucasian girl, arrives to the house where Pooja and Fateh are living as she is the step-daughter of the house owner. Pooja asks Fateh to propose Jenny and they both start making plans how to get Jenny for Fateh, but when fateh comes to know that Jenny is going to Africa for social service, he ditches her and poor Jenny is left heartbroken. The owner of the house throws both of them out and they work at two different Apna Chulha restaurants that are run by wife and husband, who are not together now. Fateh and Pooja soon come to know that the Apna Chulha is going to be re-possessed by the bank because of six unpaid property payments for the loan. Fateh and Pooja work out the process of re-joining the husband and wife together so that the loan could be paid off. Slowly, Fateh and Pooja start falling for each other but both of them don't want to admit it. Fateh realises that he loves Pooja when Pooja's fiancé, Yuvraj comes to take Pooja with him to India for their marriage. Finally Fateh leaves for India with a hope to bring Pooja back to his life but after watching Pooja has been married he is left heart broken. After a while, he meets Yuvraj who tells him that Pooja is still single and Fateh runs to propose Pooja and they live happily ever after.
The movie had a historic opening, it opened to 100% occupancies and shattered all previous Punjabi Film openings by a distance. It collected Rs 8 million on its first day in Punjab and Rs 22.7 million in its opening weekend. It set a record for the first week box office by collecting of Rs 47 million (Rs 43 million East Punjab + Rs 4 million Delhi/UP) and in its second weekend it collected Rs 20 million plus to become the highest grossing Punjabi Film with a collection of Rs 67.5 million in just 10 days! After four weeks of release it has grossed a total of Rs 108 million from the East Punjab territory, which is the 3rd highest total in that territory in the history of Indian Cinema, only behind Shah Rukh Khan's Ra.One and Don 2. The total 4-week collection for Jatt and Juliet in India is Rs 121 million (Rs 108 million East Punjab + Rs 12.7 million Delhi/UP) and is on its way to finish at Rs 140 million nett in India.
- Punjab: Rs 125 million (5-week total)
- Delhi/UP: Rs 15 million (5-week total)
- Canada: Rs 56 million
- USA: Rs 10 million
- UK: Rs 12.9 million (7-week total)
- Australia: Rs 27 million (4-week total)
- New Zealand: Rs 3 million (3-week total)
- Total worldwide: Rs 350 million. ((US$5.2 million))
Famous Bollywood celebrities like Gauri Khan appreciated the film.
In September 2012 it was announced that there would be a sequel to Jatt & Juliet, entitled simply Jatt & Juliet 2. The movie marks the first time a Punjabi film has had a sequel made. The film was released on 28 June 2013 and was featuring much of the same cast, including of Diljit Dosanjh as Fateh Singh and Neeru Bajwa as Pooja and crew of the first film. The theatrical trailer released on 23 May 2013. It smashed all box office records of that time. The film received rave reviews from the critics as well.
Jatt & Juliet has been one of the huge success of Punjabi film industry. Jatt & Juliet along with its sequel have made huge collections. Being impressed from the storyline of Jatt & Juliet, Himesh Reshammiya has decided to make Hindi remake of Jatt & Juliet.
He has purchased the remake rights of the movie for Rs. 35 million. It is also heard that superstar Akshay Kumar and the popular Punjabi actress Neeru Bajwa is expected to play lead role in the remake. Grapevine has it that the remake will be produced by production house of the superstar of Bollywood Salman Khan. It is heard that Salman Khan's Production House along with Himesh Reshammiya's HR Musik will be producing the Hindi remake of Jatt & Juliet.
The Hindi remake of Jatt & Juliet will be directed by Anurag Singh. Anurag Singh said in an interview, when asked about doing the remake, "Yes I'm supposed to do the Hindi remake as and when it happens."
In Bengali, it was remade into Bangali Babu English Mem, starring Soham Chakrabourtyy & Mimi directed by Ravi Kinagi, produced by Shree Venkatesh Films. The film had an excellent response there & its collections is almost matching with the original.
2013 PTC Punjabi Film Awards
Jatt & Juliet won seven awards at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards in 2013.
|"Hi Fi Juliet"|
|"Kuriye Mind Na Karin"||Veet Baljit|
|"Challi Vangra Judai"||Sukhwinder Singh||Raj Kakra|
|"Pooja Kiven Aa"||Sharry Maan||Nick Dhammu|
|"Main Jaagaan Swere"||Jaggi Singh|