Sharing the news on social media, the official handle of Matchbox Shorts wrote, “Exciting News! We're thrilled to share that Matchbox Shots, the brilliant minds behind 'Andhadhun', have acquired the rights to bring the gripping tale of Sidhu Moose Wala to the big screen! Based on Jupinderjit Singh's bestselling 2023 book 'Who Killed Moosewala? The Spiralling Story of Violence in Punjab', this is a story that needs to be told. Stay tuned as we dive into the heart of Punjab and unravel a captivating narrative that promises to leave you on the edge of your seat! #MatchboxShots #SidhuMooseWala #TrueStory #ComingSoon #FilmAnnouncement @matchboxshots @sanjayroutraymatchbox @saritagpatil @dikssharoutray @jupinderjit”
The book sheds light on Punjabi music industry, offering a spine-chilling account of crime, fame, and tragedy in the life of Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, popularly known as Sidhu Moosewala.
Moosewala, an iconic figure in the international Punjabi music scene, rose to stardom as his lyrics and themes resonated deeply with the youth across the world. His work was not without controversy; it delved into raw, unfiltered issues, making him a voice for many.
However, his rise to fame was tragically cut short, and ‘Who Killed Moosewala?’ attempts to uncover the truth behind that shocking event. The rights to the book have been acquired by Matchbox Shots mentored by Sriram Raghavan. The project is led by Dikssha Jyote Routray.