Jimmy Sheirgill - An overseas super star now?

By Joginder Tuteja Bollywood Hungama News Network

Dr. Manmohan Singh is all set to continue his winning streak in the arena of politics, considering the poll results which are out in open. On the other hand, up North, another Manmohan Singh is also continuing his winning streak in the arena of film making.

Cinematographer turned director Manmohan Singh has made quite a few Punjabi films in the past and each of them has been successful at the box office. Ditto for Jimmy Sheirgill who recently delivered a Punjabi superhit in Tera Mera Ki Rishta. Now add one more in the list, Munde U.K De, which has done very good business in its two week run at the box office.

Informs a trade follower, "In spite of rising mercury, IPL extravaganza and political maha kumbh, Manmohan Singh's romantic comedy Munde U.K. De has struck gold at the box office by raking in Rs 10 million in the opening week. It has been super strong even in it's second week while third weekend has opened well too. This makes it the most successful opening for the maverick director."

Presented by Kamal Mukut as a Mukutwalas & Punj-aab Movies International presentation, Munde U.K. De is a story of two guys [Jimmy Sheirgill, Gurpreet Guggi] who are born in U.K. and come to Punjab (India) for the first time. Soon after their arrival, they get a cultural shock of the two different worlds. It is about these protagonists realizing what their true culture and roots are.

Says an elated Kamal Mukut, "Content is the king and if your content is good, viewers will follow. With the kind of success our movie has seen, we would now surely foray into Hindi Movies soon."

When it comes to Punjabi films, the hype and curiosity around Munde U.K. De was quite high when compared to some other big releases this year. In this context, since huge hype comes with huge expectations, Munde U.K. De has certainly lived up to all the expectations. The reviews from most critics have varied from good to excellent while audience verdict has been a clear 'Thumbs Up' as well.

The movie has eight songs sung by bigwigs from Punjabi music industry and Bollywood. The song 'Do Ghut Peelay' by Sunidhi Chauhan entered the Top 20 chartbusters' tracks for on BBC Music.

Even overseas too the film is a huge success and that is quite apparent if one browses through the collections. With such stupendous success of the movie, the makers will now soon be releasing Munde U.K. De in Singapore and U.S.A. as well.

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