Premier of Punjabi film, Empty Inside, was organised at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan here on Sunday. The premier witnessed a jam-packed auditorium with people from all age groups thronging to watch the movie.
The film raises the issue of drug addiction among today's youth and highlights the reasons that draw people towards the habit. Produced by Kick Drugs, an Australian-based organisation, the story revolves around a rich family in which the parents are lost in their materialistic world and have no time for their children. As the story unfolds, one realises that if youngsters are ignored, they may chose a false direction for their lives and ruin it.
The movie throws light on why and how the youth gets trapped in drugs.
The favourite part of the movie is the solutions from the teachings of Guru Granth Sahib, say viewers.
Writer-director Satdeep Singh says, "The story is of great relevance today as Punjab is becoming the biggest place for distribution of drugs. The youth need to be shown the right path. But, it is as important for the parents to set an example for them as well. This film doesn't only show the negative side of drug addiction, it also provides solutions."
Jagjeet Kaur, a Dugri resident, after seeing the movie, says, "I learnt how essential good parenting is as children are not born spoiled."
Another viewer, Minkle, a student from Model Town Extension, related the movie with her personal life.
Atwinder Singh, a new actor from SAS Nagar, played the lead role along with Amritpal Sing Billa, Malkit Rauni, Gogi Kohli, Taran Singh Bumrah, Gurkaran Singh and Jaspreet Singh Rihan.
NGO Vigaas foundation has taken the initiative to spread the noble message with this movie in public, especially schools, colleges and jails.