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Top-Grossing Punjabi Films that Ruled the Indian Box Office

In recent years, Punjabi cinema has witnessed a remarkable surge in popularity, with several films making significant strides at the Indian box office. From captivating storylines to stellar performances, these movies have not only entertained audiences but also shattered records with their impressive earnings. In this article, we delve into the world of Punjabi cinema to explore the highest-grossing films in India, celebrating the successes that have propelled this regional industry onto the national stage.

Here are the Top 10 Highest-Grossing Punjabi Films that Ruled the Indian Box Office






Carry on Jatta 3

₹42.50 crore



Carry on Jatta 2

₹40 crore




₹34.44 crore



Honsla Rakh

₹26.66 crore



Sardaar Ji

₹25.43 crore



Chaar Sahibzaade

₹24.56 crore



Chal Mera Putt 2

₹19.84 crore




₹19.25 crore



Sardaar Ji 2

₹18.13 crore



Jatt & Juliet 2

₹16.93 crore


1. Carry On Jatta 3

"Carry On Jatta 3, a sequel to the beloved Punjabi comedy franchise, hit screens in June 2023. Directed by Smeep Kang and produced by Gippy Grewal's Humble Motion Pictures, the film stars Gippy Grewal, Binnu Dhillon, and Sonam Bajwa in lead roles. With a star-studded cast including Gurpreet Ghuggi and Kavita Kaushik, the movie delivers non-stop laughter. Shot in Jalandhar, Punjab, the film's theatrical release saw a massive opening across 30 countries. Despite some flaws, critics praised its humor, giving it 3.5 stars. At the box office, it raked in over ₹100 crore worldwide, solidifying its status as one of the highest-grossing Punjabi films ever."

2. Carry On Jatta 2

"Carry On Jatta 2, a 2018 Indian Punjabi comedy film directed by Smeep Kang, is a sequel to the 2012 film. Starring Gippy Grewal and Sonam Bajwa, it follows the story of Jass, who dreams of marrying an NRI to go to Canada. The film was a commercial success, breaking box office records with a worldwide gross of ₹562.7 million (US$7.0 million). In the plot, Jass concocts a plan to deceive an NRI girl, Meet, into marrying him. However, complications arise when Meet desires a large family, leading to a series of misunderstandings and comedic situations. The ensemble cast, including Gurpreet Ghuggi and Binnu Dhillon, received praise for their performances. With an opening day gross of ₹3.61 crores in India, it set a new record for the best opening of a Punjabi film in the country."

3. Shadaa

"Shadaa, a 2019 Indian Punjabi romantic comedy directed by Jagdeep Sidhu, stars Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa. The film follows Chadta, a man pressured by his parents to marry, who finally meets Vanjhali, a woman opposed to marriage. Their journey, filled with comedic twists, explores love, societal expectations, and the institution of marriage. With an opening day gross of ₹31 million (US$390,000) and an opening weekend gross of ₹108.9 million (US$1.4 million) domestically, Shadaa broke Punjabi cinema's all-time opening records. Despite initial resistance, Chadta and Vanjhali eventually marry, culminating in a heartwarming conclusion."

4. Honsla Rakh

"Honsla Rakh" is a 2021 Indian Punjabi romantic comedy directed by Amarjit Singh Saron, marking Diljit Dosanjh's debut as a producer. Set in Vancouver, Canada, it follows Yenkey Singh, a divorced father raising his son, Honsla. Yenkey faces dating challenges but finds love with Jasmine. However, their relationship is tested when Yenkey's past resurfaces, including his ex-wife Sweety. Filled with romance and comedy, the film explores Yenkey's journey as a single parent and his quest for love amidst familial complexities. With a worldwide gross of ₹54 crore (US$6.8 million), it ranks among the highest-grossing Punjabi films. The plot blends humor, romance, and heartfelt moments, culminating in a happy ending as Yenkey's family comes together. 

5. Sardaarji

"Sardaarji" is a 2015 Indian Punjabi fantasy horror comedy directed by Rohit Jugraj, starring Diljit Dosanjh, Mandy Takhar, and Neeru Bajwa. Jaggi, played by Dosanjh, is tasked with exorcising a ghost haunting a London mansion but ends up falling in love with her. The film had a groundbreaking opening in Punjabi cinema, earning ₹2.5 crore on its first day and ₹28 crore in its first week, becoming the highest-grossing Punjabi film at the time. It received positive reviews from critics and broke UK TV ratings records. A sequel, "Sardaar Ji 2," was released in 2016, and a Telugu remake is also in the works.

6. Chaar Sahibzaade

"Chaar Sahibzaade" is a 2014 Indian Punjabi animated historical drama film directed by Harry Baweja. It depicts the sacrifices of the sons of the 10th Sikh guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The film narrates significant events such as the Battle of Anandpur and the Battle of Chamkaur, where the Guru's sons displayed bravery and martyrdom. Produced by Pammi Baweja, the film received positive reviews and emerged as a major box office success, becoming the highest-grossing animated movie in India at the time. The cast includes Om Puri as the narrator and features Harman Baweja. Despite controversy over depicting Sikh Gurus in animated form, the film was well-received by audiences and critics alike.

7. Chal Mera Putt 2

"Chal Mera Putt 2" is a 2020 Indian Punjabi-language comedy-drama movie directed by Janjot Singh, serving as a sequel to the 2019 film "Chal Mera Putt". Produced by Karaj Gill under Rhythm Boyz Entertainment and Ashu Munish Sahni under Omjee Star Studios, it stars Amrinder Gill, Simi Chahal, and Garry Sandhu in lead roles. The story revolves around Punjabis striving to make a living in a foreign land. The film features an ensemble cast including Iftikhar Thakur, Rup Khatkar, Nasir Chinyoti, and others. Principal photography took place in Birmingham and wrapped up in December 2019, with additional filming in the UK and India. The film's soundtrack, composed by Dr. Zeus, received praise, with songs like "Boota Gaalan Kad Da Ae" making waves on YouTube charts. Despite initial release delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film was eventually released worldwide in August 2021.

8. Qismat

"Qismat" is a 2018 Punjabi romantic drama film directed by Jagdeep Sidhu. It stars Ammy Virk and Sargun Mehta in lead roles, with Guggu Gill, Tania, and Harby Sangha in supporting roles. The story follows Shivjit, who falls in love with Bani while studying in Chandigarh, despite being engaged to another woman, Aman. The film explores themes of love, destiny, and sacrifice. Principal photography took place over 45 days in Chandigarh and Punjab, with a soundtrack featuring songs by Ammy Virk, Gurnam Bhullar, and others. "Qismat" received positive reviews from critics for its performances and emotional depth. Commercially successful, it grossed ₹28 crore (US$3.5 million) worldwide and ran for over 50 days. The film won several awards and was followed by a sequel, "Qismat 2", released in 2021.

9. Sardaar Ji 2

"Sardaar Ji 2" is a 2016 Punjabi action comedy film directed by Rohit Jugraj Chauhan, starring Diljit Dosanjh in a triple role alongside Monica Gill and Sonam Bajwa. Released on 24 June 2016, it serves as a standalone sequel to the 2015 film "Sardaar Ji." The film received mixed reviews upon release, unlike its prequel, which was positively received. Despite having less success at the box office compared to its predecessor, it was declared average. The shooting of the film primarily took place in various locations in Australia, with Diljit Dosanjh undergoing intensive physical training for his role. During filming, Diljit Dosanjh also rescued Sonam Bajwa and others from a dangerous accident on set.

10. Jatt & Juliet 2

"Jatt & Juliet 2" is a 2013 Indian Punjabi romance comedy film directed by Anurag Singh, serving as a sequel to the 2012 blockbuster "Jatt & Juliet." The film stars Diljit Dosanjh as Fateh Singh, a Punjab police constable who flies to Canada to convince his Deputy Commissioner's daughter, Pooja Singh (Neeru Bajwa), and her mother to return to India. However, Fateh mistakenly befriends Pooja's friend, leading to comedic misunderstandings. As Fateh helps Pooja navigate her personal life, the two find themselves drawn to each other.

The film received a positive response upon its release on 28 June 2013 and became the highest-grossing Punjabi film ever at the time. Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa reprise their roles from the prequel, alongside other characters. Despite not being directly connected story-wise to its predecessor, the film's success cemented its status as a blockbuster, breaking box office records and grossing nearly ₹20 crore (US$2.5 million) in India alone. Additionally, "Jatt & Juliet 2" was the first Punjabi movie to be released on Blu-ray and received a home media release on the Chaupal OTT platform.