The year has already started with a flood of Punjabi films at the box office. Makers have been constantly announcing films with each passing week and in this chaos, many of the last year announcements have faded away. One such film was the Yuvraj Hans starrer VCR. Though not officially announced, Yuvraj Hans was working on a film titled VCR which was supposedly a period film and was in its pre-production phase. But now, an insider has told us that the movie has been shelved!
The source further revealed that all this happened because of a financial issue with the producer. The finances for the movie couldn’t be sorted and hence the movie stopped in the pre-production stage itself.
Well, in fact, that is a good thing that it stopped in the pre-production phase. Being on the floor and then getting shelved is an additional wastage of a lot of resources. Before this, Yuvraj Hans' Chajju Da Chubara got shelved due to producer-director conflict and that too when half of the film was already shot. We've heard that the man is not interested in pumping in more funds even though the director was replaced. We're happy that Yuvraj will be seen in the film Yaara Ve that is scheduled for 5th April this year. This one is a multi-starrer and his first after marriage.
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Many movies are being made in this year but not all get completed till the release date. This leads to blocking of dates for other makers as well. Sadly, all this is a result of poor planning. Investors from different fields have found the Punjabi industry financially lucrative and have become very interested in the industry, without knowing much about the art of film making. They simply go by what is told to them by some greedy middle men and start projects which neither have direction nor sense. Ultimately this brings a bad name to the industry as a whole because they are the ones who end up saying 'Punjab vich ta thug baithe ne saare'.
Here's a humble appeal - Please make sure you consult trade analysts before stepping into this field, movie making isn't as easy as it looks from the outside. Don't waste your money, use it in making good films that release and don't get shelved for whatever reasons.
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