Apr 12, 2020

Based on the life of Sukha Kahlon, Shooter depicts the life of the ordinary man who went on to become a sharpshooter and one of Punjab`s most notorious gangsters. Taking a serious note of a Punjabi movie depicting the life of Punjab-based notorious gangster ‘Sukha Kahlwan’, Punjab has banned the screening of ‘Shooter’, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday said. The movie, `Shooter’, allegedly promoting violence, heinous crimes, extortion, threats and criminal intimidation, is based on the life of Sukha Kahlwan, a resident of Kahlwan village in Kapurthala district of Punjab.

The Chief Minister has also directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to look into the possible action that could be initiated against one of the film’s producers, KV Dhillon, who had reportedly promised in writing, back in 2019, that he would shelve the movie, originally titled `Sukha Khalwan.’

Amarinder Singh has made it clear that his government will not allow any movies, songs, etc. that seek to promote crime, violence and gangsterism or crime in the state, which had flourished during the Akali regime, under the patronage of SAD leaders.

The DGP disclosed that the matter of banning this controversial movie in Punjab had been discussed at a meeting with the CM on Friday, along with a proposal from ADGP Intelligence Varinder Kumar, recommending a ban on the movie

The producer had earlier given his commitment after the Mohali police received a complaint about the movie glorifying gangster Kahlwan, who used to describe himself as “sharpshooter” and was allegedly involved in more than 20 cases, including murder, kidnapping and extortion. He was shot dead by gangster Vicky Gounder and his accomplices on January 22, 2015, while he was being brought back to Nabha jail in Patiala after a court hearing in Jalandhar.

His real name was Sukhvir Singh Kahlwan but was notoriously known as Sukha Kahlwan. He was just 28 –year-old at the time of his death. A matriculate from a government school Kahlwan in Kapurthala, he was involved in over 40 criminal cases including two murder and 9 attempts to murder.

The Son of NRI parents Sudarshan Singh (father) and Harjinder Kaur (mother) Sukhvir was very fond of weapons since childhood and lived with his parent abroad but later shifted to Jalandhar and was dragged in the crime world. After escaping unhurt in four encounters with the police Sukha constantly eluded cops. He married his girlfriend in 2008 but the couple legally separated in 2014.

Last year Punjabi singer Jayy Randhawa was supposed to make his debut in the world of acting with the project ‘Sukha Kahlon’, which was based on the true life story of Punjabi gangster, but the same didn’t happen. However, now with a new title and few changes in the cast, Jayy Randhawa’s debut Punjabi movie is all set to hit the big screens this year. The title of Jayy Randhawa’s debut Punjabi movie ‘Sukha Kahlon’ has been changed to ‘Shooter’ and it will be making it to the big screens very soon. The first look poster of the same has been released, and Jayy’s uncanny resemblance with the infamous Punjabi gangster Sukha Kahlon has got the audience hooked. Further, even the title of the movie has been creatively crafted, as Sukha was popularly known as a sharp shooter. Initially, when the movie was announced, the poster had Kanika Mann’s name in the cast alongside Vadda Grewal, which now has been replaced by Swaalina. Further, directed by Tru Makers, the movie has been bankrolled by Charanjit Singh.