'Chamak' explores Punjabi music industry roots, politics and crime: Rohit Jugraj

Updated: Dec 6 2023 3:25PM

By Komal Panchamatia

Mumbai, Dec 6 (PTI) Fame and crime are interlinked in the Punjabi music industry, says writer-director Rohit Jugraj, who is exploring this dynamic in his OTT debut series "Chamak".

The musical thriller follows Kaala (Paramvir Singh Cheema), a young aspiring rapper who comes back to Punjab from Canada to unravel the death of Taara Singh, a legendary singer who was shot dead during a packed performance.

"All of us groove to Punjabi music and beats during all kinds of occasions from a cricket match, marriage to concerts. It is high time we know the roots of that industry, the politics, the people and the human emotions behind it. We need to get a low angle to Punjabi music," Jugraj, known for films such as “Jatt James Bond”, and “Sardaar Ji”, told PTI in an interview.