The upcoming Punjabi film Television went on floors on September 12 and in even less than a month, the shooting has been completed. Quite quick is this team of Television. The lead actors Kulwinder Billa and Mandy Takhar shared the snippets from the sets of this film on their social media.
Television is a period film set in the olden times. Subtitled as ‘Tasveera Boldiyan’, it will focus around the times when television was first introduced in the villages of Punjab. Mandy Takhar will be seen playing the role of a newly-wed bride, as is seen from her shoot pictures.
Television is produced under the banner of Simerjit Singh production, written by Mani Manjinder Singh, and directed by Taj. In the times when a television set used to be a luxury, and any house which used to have its possession would always have a kind of get-together going on every time a movie or a favorite show would come. Television was one thing that brought families and neighbourhoods together. In an era of Wifi and Macbooks, can you imagine one person trying to fix the antenna most of the time, while everyone had their eyes glued to one small screen.
To give authenticity to the period, the makers used the actual Doordarshan video tapes of that time. More equipment like old antennas, TV sets, booster, and stabilisers have also been used to put life into the story. Apart from Billa and Takhar, Gurpreet Ghuggi will also be seen in this film, as can be made out from the director’s social media.
Period films have taken the forefront in Punjabi cinema owing to the fact that period films have been extremely loved and appreciated by the public in the past. How well this film will be able to do justice to that era will be seen once the movie hits the theatres. Television will be releasing in 2019 though the release date has not been announced yet.