Shooting of ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’ completed

Excelsior Correspondent

Gul Gulshan Gulfam

JAMMU, Sept 13:  The budding regional cinema in J&K has got a shot in arm with completion of film ‘Gul Gulshan, Gulfam’, the shooting schedule of which completed in various parts of the State only a few days back.
The film produced by son of the soil, J L Bhan, under the banner of Jawahar Kiran Motion Pictures, is an cinematic initiative that would showcase for the first time Kashmiri and  Dogra culture together on silver screen.
Written by Indu Razdan and directed by Sarfraz Alvi who assisted in direction of Bollywood film Chakradhar, the film ‘Gul Gulshan Gulfam’, is a story of two childhood friends Gul, a Kashmiri Pandit and Gulfam, a Kashmir Muslim, who got separated in  early 1990’s due to turmoil in Valley.
Gulshan, the Dogra boy, now is the only college friend of Gul who understands his pain. The story takes a turn when Gulshan takes initiative to take Gul to the Valley and help him to meet his childhood friend Gulfam. But after lot of efforts both fail to locate Gulfam and decide to come back to Jammu. On the other hand Gulfam having apparently forgotten his friend Gul is troubled by unforgettable old memories.
The film, a sensitive take on topical issue of forced severance of tender human relations in wake of tragic turmoil, has in its cast all local actors who were chosen after an open audition at producer’s Jammu office at Sarwal in first week of July, 2012.
The cast of ‘Gul Gulshan  Gulfam,’ doing various characters includes Vijay Koul son of veteran Kashmir stage actor Shadi Lal as ‘Gul’, Vikram Sharma, the star theatre artist
of Natrang as ‘Gulshan’, Arvin Tikko, again a theatre actor as ‘Gulfam’. The main female leads are Seema Rajput , a stage actor who has acted in J&K Academy’s production ‘Kunjoo Chanchalo’ and also worked in music albums, and Bela Thapa, an actor of Natrang.
Other supporting actors include Nazir Josh, TV artist known for role of a comedian king in Kashmiri serial ‘Ahed Raaj’, Arjun  Manhas, Nirmala Koul, TV actor and singer,   Vinod Bhushan, Jatinder, Rashid Shehnaz  and others.
The music of the film is composed by Sumesh Vasudevan based in Mumbai and lyrics by P N Shad in Kashmiri and Rahul Arman in Dogri. The film after editing at Mumbai would be released shortly in different parts of the State.

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