After a worldwide theatrical release by Eros International, New York Emmy-Nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik’s Punjabi film KHUSHIYAAN is available on DVD now. The film portrays the complex emotions of leaving parents in India and getting caught up in a busy American life. Shot in New York and India, KHUSHIYAAN combines family drama, comedy and music into a thought-provoking story.
It’s an emotional uplifting film about a family’s journey. Don’t be surprised if you see your own family’s story in that journey. The film is in an easy-to-understand Punjabi language with English subtitles.
The music is composed by Jaidev Kumar and including lyrics by Kumaar. There are seven songs that are a mixture of different themes including love, tradition, Lohri and a wedding celebration. There is also a Shabd sung by the late Shri Jagjit Singh.
The film stars well-known names of Punjabi Cinema Kulbushan Kharbanda, Rama Vij, Tisca Chopra (Tare Zameen Par fame), Deep Dhillon, Shrey Bawa, Vivek Shauq, Gurpreet Guggi and many more. Jasbir Jassi (Dil Ley Gayee Kudi Gujarat Dee fame singer). Story and screenplay penned by Rajan Gangahar and Tirlok Malik.
Tirlok Malik is a pioneer of films about Indian-American immigrant themes and a New York Emmy Award nominee. His film Lonely in America was a romantic comedy featured in 74 countries, on HBO, and 37 national and international film festivals, winning many awards including a special mention at the London Film Festival. His last film KHUSHIYAAN released in India, United States, England and Canada. He is working on his next film.