|Cinematography||Baljit Singh Deo|
|Production company||Neeru Bajwa Entertainment,|
VH Entertainment companies
|Release Dates||3 February 2023|
Story: One day, Anant, a budding lawyer, meets a peon from her childhood school and reminisces about her favorite teacher, Rabia ma’am. In her quest to find her, she discovers the injustices Rabia had faced and makes it her mission to bring her justice.
Review: In a time when Bollywood is stuck in the same old patterns, Punjabi filmmakers are experimenting with new genres and scripts. Vijay Kumar Arora’s ‘Kali Jotta’ is a prime example of this.
When the movie’s trailer was released, one of its dialogues became famous – “Ek ok ek jindgi, mauj naal jivange, hasseya nu khavenge, khushiyan nu pivange.” The lead, Rabia, lives by this philosophy; she lives life as if there’s no tomorrow, laughing without caring what society thinks. For this, she is punished and loses her identity and soul.
Neeru Bajwa as Rabia has done an exemplary job. In the first half, we see her as a chirpy woman who loves life. The masterstroke comes in the second half when Neeru portrays her as a broken soul, spending over a decade in an asylum. Her screams in the climax will make you feel the burn of her agony and the pain of her despair.
Satinder Sartaaj (Deedar) and Wamiqa Gabbi (Anant) deserve a mention for their performances. Satinder’s simplicity and honesty come out beautifully, making us fall in love with him and even hate him a little. Wamiqa also shines as Anant.