Chandigarh, Sept 1, 2015 (Yes Punjab News)
Pukhraj Production House of Annu Bains comes out with its maiden production Qissa Punjab, a film that focuses on the lives of six young people, their hopes, dreams and aspirations and the choices they make to achieve them.
Moving away from the Punjab of yellow mustard fields, Annu Bains decided to make her film during the stark, cold foggy winter season. Punjab is beautiful in winters says Annu the fog and the mist and the bare poplar trees create a stunning landscape and I wanted that captured on celluloid.
The story and screenplay is by Uday Pratap Singh. While the cinematography is by Apal Singh who is one of the top documentary maker in the country.
The film has an ensemble cast of some new and some old seasoned actors. Like Preet Bhullar as Arjun, Kul Sidhu as Kismat, Dheeraj Kumar as Heera, Jagjeet Sandhu as Speed and Harshjot Kaur as Sukhjeet.
These actors have breathed life into their roles and have lived their characters says Jatinder Mauhar. Coming from theatre backgrounds. acting comes easily and naturally to them. Uday says why can't this be our USP? After all it's all about talent and not just a face. The artists have done justice to the script and have a long way to go.
The film is not preachy and does not shout out messages from roof tops. It's up to the audience to take home lessons from it or not take any. A commercial entertaining film, it dwells on the socio economic conditions in Punjab and its youth. It touchs upon sensitive issues of drug abuse, alcoholism and the quest of the Punjabi youth to go abroad, among other issues.
The music of the film is by Gurmoh. The tracks feature the voices of Gurdas Maan and Nooran Sisters. A film made with honestly of intent and passion for cinema, it releases soon in India and overseas.
Jalandhar, Sept 1, 2015 (Yes Punjab News)
Providing the biggest competitive platform to talented students, Lovely Professional University inaugurated two-month long annual open intra-university competition ‘Magnitude-2015’.
Opening with 20 motivating performances, 99 competitions in diverse fields will now continue up to the last of October 2015.
Near 4000 national & international students from different departments of the university are going to participate.
Mammoth congregation of student fraternity will not only have knowledge and fun based lifetime experience, but many of them will also be selected for national and international level competitions. In fact, sixty day long talent exploration endeavour will serve as a gateway for students to further enter four-day global open fest ‘Youth Vibe’.
The inaugural ceremonial day saw performances ranging from national & international band performances to thematic fashion shows; folk, western, rap, street dances to solo, choir singing; instrumental melodies to histrionics mimicry and more, in three hours’ spell-bound span. This colourful opening will now be followed by amalgamation of competitive events during next two months as qualifiers to ‘Youth Vibe’. Each day is going to witness great evenings with roaring performances.
Encouraging students to keep on nourishing a spirit of positive competitiveness, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal invoked said: "Students always have one or the other talent to do marvelous things along with their academic shine. We, too, want that youth energy should be properly channelized by exploring hidden talents lying unutilized within them. So, a vast event has been chalked out in diverse fields to cull maximum out of the extraordinarily talented and innovative students. This platform is sure to provide students grand exposure to further excel in their career.”
With enthralling competitions in cultural, technical, literary and allied activities, this annual event is continuously proving to be a unified annual property of the university. During competitions, fashion-shows based on dresses and props of different states of India and other countries, short film making, choreography, quiz, rock band competitions, Indian folk dances, theatre- skills, photography, sketching, and painting will enthrall all other student-audiences. No auditions are required for any of the technical, literary, quiz, photography competitions. However, short-listing shall be for music, dance, theatre, film production category and mega cultural competitions.
Chandigarh, Sept 1, 2015 (Yes Punjab News)
In a significant decision, Transport Department has decided to provide application forms on nominal fee to the public of the state for driving licenses.
Disclosing this here today Transport Minister S. Ajit Singh Kohar said that it has come to the notice of the department that some miscreants are sailing these forms on higher rates i.e. Rs.50 to 100 to public.
It has been decided by the department to print these forms at his own level for the public interest at reasonable price so that general public could not be harassed.
S. Kohar further said that Transport Department had printed the applications forms and provided to all District Transport Officers for the public. These forms could be purchased from the concerned DTO on paying Rs.20/-only.