“Will the blood we shed be valued at all?” asks Diljit Dosanjh’s character in the trailer of Pankaj Batra’s World War I drama Sajjan Singh Rangroot, which will be released on March 23.

The Punjabi movie traces the arduous journey of the Indian British Army’s Lahore Regiment as it takes on German forces during the war. The trailer touches upon the themes of alienation, discrimination and loss while also celebrating the bravery of Indian soldiers who put their lives on the line for their colonisers. The period drama is based on the experiences of Sikh regiments on the front lines of the war.

Sajjan Singh Rangroot marks the acting debut of Punjabi singer Sunanda Sharma, and also features Yograj Singh, Jagjeet Sandhu, Dheeraj Kumar, Darren Tassell and Peter Irving.


Dosanjh, who has frequently referred to Sajjan Singh Rangroot as his dream project, will next be seen in Chakri Toleti’s Welcome to New York. The comedy also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta and Riteish Deshmukh.