His name and voice doesn’t need any introduction as legendary artist can be replaced by his name known none other then Chamkila. Full name Amar Singh Chamkila is famous folk singer who’s songs hit the floor even after three decades of his death. Many artist tried to sketch his life on screen but failed in their attempts but recently Rockstar famed director Imtiaz Ali acquires the permission from Chamkila’s family to make his Biopic.
Chamkila was assasinated in an live event on 8th march 1988 along with his famous duet partner and wife Amarjot Kaur by some unrecognised faces. Chamkila got his recognization through that time famous music artist Surinder Shinda in 1971. He dreamt to became a electrician but destined to became famous punjabi folk singer and lyricist.
Chamkila was considered as a man with extra-marital relationships, drug abuse and the patriarchal mindset of the Punjabi man. Now how Imtiaz will give justification to all his sides because may be the essence of Chamkila’s punjabi flavor will lost somewhere in bollywood making. Also, the important part he must consider that the songs will be in punjabi otherwise the identity that made Chamkila may be eraadicates. Further, the film is already in highlights as rights of filming is an issue which already creates the highlight and this also clearly explains that movie will be attached to many controversies even before it’s release.
Furthermore, the film on Chamkila is still in its scripting stage, and the makers are considering Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan for the lead role.
Now how Imtiaz will draw the Chamkila’s life on big screen with such an impression that Chamkila had left on the world because his compositions are even today copied by many artist, his records of performing events in 365 days are 457, in his 9 years of Mohammad Rafi too.