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Lifting Punjab's 'Kohrra'

Punjabis know how to weather adversity. They did so after Partition, and later after the phase of terror and militancy ended in 1993. Then, the state lost its way


Screengrab of 'Kohrra', a Punjabi-language crime thriller police procedural streaming television series on Netflix

Shekhar Gupta
The six-part OTT series Kohrra, directed by Randeep Jha and created by Sudip Sharma that is currently running on Netflix, has its central character speak a line that’s insightful as well as prescient about the state of Punjab. Of course, such harsh truths are often spoken when both the speaker and the listener are at a high enough “spiritual” level.

Suvinder Vicky, playing sub-inspector Balbir Singh, the central character, tells his sidekick and pal assistant sub-inspector Amarpal Garundi (played by Barun Sobti), “Tainu pata hai Punjab dee tragedy kee hai? Sadda mitti paawo attitude. Assi case solve nahiyon karna. Bas

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First Published: Aug 19 2023 | 9:30 AM IST

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