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Posted at: Aug 2, 2016, 12:54 AM; last updated: Aug 2, 2016, 12:54 AM (IST)

‘Gelo’ shows journey of a woman from promising life to dark end

‘Gelo’ shows journey of a woman from promising life to dark end
Actor Pawan Malhotra (second from left) and other star cast during the promotion of their upcoming movie ‘Gelo’ in Amritsar on Monday. photo: vishal kumar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 1

Punjabi cinema seems to have spared a thought or two for the audience of serious and meaningful films. With at least one Punjabi movie, once in a while based on fresh storylines and stellar cast, the weekend has become more exciting for film lovers.

Another one promising some quality cinema is upcoming Punjabi film ‘Gelo’. Based on a journey of a woman, who had a promising life, full of love, struggles, ends up in the darkness.

‘Gelo’ is a film about courage, commitment, and self-discovery. Starring Jaspinder Cheema as ‘Gelo’, the film story, screenplay and dialogues were written and directed by Manbhavan Singh. A venture of Celebration Studioz and Sonark Solutions, the film was produced by Nidhi M Singh and Surinder Singh Sodhi.

Also seen in the film is the versatile actor, Pavan Raj Malhotra. He was in the city to promote the film along with its cast and crew. Already made an impression with powerful performances in ‘Eh Janam Tumhare Leke’ and ‘Once Upon A Time in Amritsar’, the actor will be seen playing another important character in the film, which also stars Dilawar Sidhu, Gurjit Singh, Aditya Tarnach and Raj Dhaliwal.

Pawan, who has quite an experience in Punjabi industry, says, “Such films are required to increase the quality bar in film industry. It’s okay to have commercially successful films, but once in a while, a good film keeps the audience from getting too predictable. This film is promising. The story will definitely inspire people.”

Real life couple Gurjit and Jaspinder will be seen together for the first time on screen in the film. The ‘Jodi’ is quite excited and says that they came close during the shoot of this film and eventually got married early this year.

Jaspinder, who won the Miss PTC Punjabi title in 2008, said, “The story is based on the novel ‘Gelo’. It is beautifully written in the form of a feature film. Our director has so nicely penned and shot it. It is going to be a milestone of our career.”

To this, Gurjit added, “I feel we both are lucky to have worked together on such a different project, which adds value to the definition of Punjabi cinema.”

Director Manbhavan Singh, too, said more projects that have good script should be backed. “There is a great need of films like ‘Gelo’ in today’s scenario. Such stories should certainly be given the shape of films so that they reach more and more people and make them discover their positives and negatives.”

The music of the film was composed by Umar Shaikh and lyrics penned by Raj Hans. Singers Richa Sharma, Javed Ali, Roop Kumar Rathod and Tarannum lent their voices to songs in the film. The whole film was shot in Kotshamir (Bathinda district) during a 33-day schedule. The film releases on August 5.

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