The Indian Premier of Punjabi short film, 'Nooran' was held yesterday evening in the auditorium of Khalsa College for Women which simply touched everyone's heart. The same was the scenario in its World Premiere held at Toronto on September 22 in its Punjabi International Film festival (PIFF) and International Film Festival of South Asia (IFFSA).
Great feedback for the film from every age group has made its producer and director, Navtej Sandhu elated and proud for whom it is his debut project as a director under the banner of his group, Sur Saanjh. Navtej Sandhu says that his objective behind the film is not to make money but to promote meaningful cinema.
The story of the film takes its rich inspiration from renowned Punjabi writer's story, "Rabo Marasan".
The film touches the struggle of women and every scene acts very thought provoking and gives an inspiring message at the end. Veteran Punjabi actor and theatre artist Sardar Sohi plays the male lead against actress Kul Sidhu, another renowned theatre artiste who was appreciated for her role in Gurvinder Singh's National Award winning Punjabi film Anhe Ghore Da Daan. The supporting cast of Nooran includes Jaswant Jass, Gurinder Makna and Gurbinder Bhatti-all from the world of theatre.
Upcoming talent of Punjabi music including singers Anuj Charturvedi and Meenu Sharma Chaturvedi and lyricist Amardeep Singh Gill are back bone for music and singing in the film.
"The film is very realistic with great actors, dialogues, sets and very importantly gives a strong message about woman's life", says Sukhbir Kaur Mahal, the principal of Khalsa College for Women. Jatinder Brar, an eminent play writer and owner of Punjab Naatshala says, "The direction is really nice and all actors remain true to their roles but I wish the film could have been a bit longer".