Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh

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Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh
Directed by Manoj Punj
Produced by Manjeet Maan
(Sai Productions)
Screenplay by Suraj Sanim
Starring Gurdas Maan
Divya Dutta
Arun Bakshi
Raghuvir Yadav
B.N. Sharma
Music by Amar Haldipur
Cinematography Parmod Mittal
Editing by Omkar Bhakhri
Release date(s) January 1999 (1999-01)
Running time 120 minutes
Country India
Language Punjabi

Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh (Punjabi: ਸ਼ਹੀਦ-ਏ-ਮੁਹੱਬਤ ਬੂਟਾ ਸਿੰਘ) is a Punjabi feature movie from 1999. It was directed by Manoj Punj. It is also spelled Shaheed-e-Mohabbat for short. The movie is based on the real-life love story of Boota Singh and Zainab.[1] It is set in the Punjab region during the time of the partition of India. The movie stars Gurdas Maan as Boota Singh and Divya Dutta as Zainab.[2] Arun Bakshi, Gurkirtan and B. N. Sharma played the supporting roles.

The movie was an international success. It was shown at many national and international movie festivals, including the 1999 Vancouver International Film Festival, International Film Festival of India and many more. The movie won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi at the 46th National Film Awards.[3][4] This movie was produced by Manjeet Maan. It is the first movie by Maan's home production company, Sai Productions.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Silver lining in the clouds of Partition". The Tribune. April 17, 1999. Retrieved July 27, 2013. 
  2. "The game of life is worth the candle". Chandigarh: The Tribune. July 20, 2002. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  3. "46th National Film Festival 1999". Directoriate of Film Festival. Retrieved 4 Mar 2012. 
  4. "National Awards" (PDF). Retrieved 4 Mar 2012.