“Chamkila,” an Imtiaz Ali film, portrays the life and tragic end of Amar Singh Chamkila, a controversial, immensely popular Punjabi singer. Diljit Dosanjh’s powerful portrayal reflects Chamkila’s rise from a factory worker to a beloved performer, whose provocative music drew ire, leading to his murder. Despite toning down the caste issue, the movie crafts a vivid emotional and musical landscape, largely through A.R. Rahman’s score and challenges traditional filmmaking, advocating artistic freedom. Critics acclaim it as a poignant, impactful film that also comments on societal hypocrisy, deserving a broader audience than just Netflix viewers.