Punjabi movie industry is gd. Many Punjabi movies are really gd. Most Punjabis i know now only watch Punjabi movies and not Hindi movies, even pakistanis watch Punjabi movies. Punjabi movies are cultured and many have a Sikh theme, hindi movies on the other hand is just full of kanjars and kanjris stripping on screen and doing dirty scenes you can't actually sit with family and watch hindi movies.
Last few yrs there have been many Sikh themed punjabi movies and movies focusing on issues in the punjabi community. The movie Ardas is really gd and is about faith in waheguru and other issues in the punjabi community. Movies like rab da radio, daana pani are really good and about families and breakups.
Some Punjabi film makers are also making art house movies like anhay gore da daan which is about poverty in the dalit community and chauti koot about a family caught up between the karkhu singhs and army.
Punjab 1984 was good really gd for the 1st half but the 2nd half was not that gd! Shareek was gd too
People are turning off Bollywood in droves and Punjabi cinema seems to be booming.
What you are seeing is the burgeoning of regional cinema, localism seems to be the priority over the centralised Hindu speaking media.
So much that the Hindi speaking Mumbai Punjabis in the Bollywood film industry have suddenly discovered their Punjabi roots.
When is the last time you saw a sabat soorat singh as the main character in a Punjabi film?
And I'm not talking about people portraying a religious/dharmic/panthic figure. I'm talking about everyday protagonists.
The fact is, people want to complain a lot of about Bollywood's portrayal of Sikhs, but the Punjabi film industry is just as bad if not worse. All you see is monay and stupid trimmed "Singhs" with barely any facial hair.