First poster of ‘Laatu’, a Punjabi film depicting an era without electricity, released


NEW DELHI: Makers of the Punjabi film ‘Laatu’, dealing with an era without electricity, have released the first poster of the movie.

   Depicting an era when there was a dearth of electricity in most villages and how thing like electricity (which is very common nowadays) was a prerequisite for anything or was like the status symbol of person in society, ‘Laatu’ (bulb) is a story of a boy who wants to get his home electrified to increase his status symbol and fulfill the prerequisite of a Matrimonial alliance.

    The film is about how things turn out and how, after overcoming all obstacles and overturning scenarios he gets his home electrified through legal means. To be produced by Sumeet Singh, CEO of Saga Music in collaboration with Seven Colors Entertainment and Jagmeet Grewal, CEO of Farid Entertainment, ‘Laatu’  will mark the Directorial debut of Manav Shah who earlier completed various projects such as Dharti, Taur Mitraan Di, Tu Mera 22 Me Tera 22, Singh vs Kaur and much more as an assistant and associate director. Speaking about the film, Sumeet Singh said,”this will be a debut film for the Director and the Lead Actor which will be a chance for both to prove their mettle, add edge to the movie and do justice with the script on silver screen.”

   Talking about the venture, Jagmeet Grewal said, ”I am elated to work with such an experienced Producer and talented Crew”. On making his directorial debut with the film, Manav Shah himself said, “This film is a challenging opportunity provided to me by Saga Music and Seven Colors Entertainment to use all knowledge efficiently as I gained while assisting previous directors.”

    The film will mark the debut as lead actor for renowned Punjabi Singer Gagan Kokri who earlier featured in various songs such as Dileriaan, Berukhiyaan, Silent Tears and Malaiyaan. His acting skills depicted in short music videos will now be tested in a time bound audio visual narrative at silver screen.

    His acting and singing skills has been endorsed by the no. of views fetched on YouTube against his music videos. On being cast in the film, Gagan Kokri said “I am elated to debut as a protagonist as well as to work with Saga Music and Seven Colors Entertainment who released my first few songs and have a shear acumen of professionalism”.

  The Music of the film will be scored by Jatinder Shah, who had earlier provided remarkable music composition to Punjab films. The  Screenplay and Creative Production will be by Dheeraj Rattan who is renowned for his contribution in movies like Jatt & Juliet, Singh vs Kaur, Tu Mera 22 Me Tera 22 among other blockbusters in Punjabi Cinema.

 The film will have Dialogues by Surmeet Maavi who wrote exceptional films like Saadey CM Saab and Punjab 1984 describing the versatility of his thoughts. The shooting of the film is about to commence and release will be done next year.

   The producers said that the film was expected to be a comic representation of a grave situation of electrification persisting in our society, though our Government took it pro-actively on mission mode and committed to provide electrification to each house by 2018. (AGENCIES)