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National Award for Punjabi film "Nabar"

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Cine Punjab News Network
March 19, 2013

"Nabar", a relatively unknown Punjabi film has won this year's prestigious National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi.

In the past 5-6 years, only two Punjabi films have managed to get a national award, the other being "Anhe Gohre Da Daan", which won 3 national awards, Best Feature Film in Punjabi, Best Cinematography and Best Director, the later two awards being a first for any Punjabi film. Ironically, Anhe Gohre Da Daan was not even nominated for any award at the recently concluded PTC Film Awards, touted to be the biggest film event in Punjabi Cinema.

Nabar may unfortunately see the same fate that Anhe Gohre Da Daan saw last year, when it could not find any distributors for a theatrical release, says a close associate of Manoj Punj, the acclaimed director who has directed the highest number of national award winning films in Punjabi Cinema. If Manoj Punj was alive today, he would have made many more national award winning films, she concludes.

It is a bit apologetic but we at CinePunjab.com didn't hear about this film, which made us do a little research on the film and here is some information we got for our readers -
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Syopsis
‘NABAR’ is the story of Surjan Singh, a Father, who became a Fighter from a Farmer to fight against Injustice.
‘NABAR’ is the story of Chindo, a mother, who got stuck in the most important moment of her life! Her son’s marriage.
‘NABAR’ is the story of Manjeet, a girlfriend, who thinks death can kill life, but not relationship.
‘NABAR’ is the story of Karam, who has a dream to go abroad and earn a better living for his family.
‘NABAR’ is the story of Kapura, a politician, who can go to any extent for his profits.
‘NABAR’ is the story of Rana, a struggling comedian with golden heart, who will stand by truth at any cost.
‘NABAR’ is the story which has never been told before. Full of emotions, love, anger and happiness.
‘NABAR’ is the story with soulful music (romantic, Bhangra, shabad and chandi di war first time in Punjabi film.

Cast and Crew
Producer: Jasbir Singh Derewal
Director: Rajeev Kumar
Production Company: Channel Punjab Production Ltd and Hands On Production
Genre: Family Drama
Starcast: Nishawn Bhullar, Rana Ranbir, Hardeep Gill, Harbinder Kaur Babli and others
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Congratulatory messages from the film fraternity -
Congratulations to all of you. It is great moment for all the Punjabis. For those who have fought against injustice with courage. All the best ... Keep it up - Daljit Ami, acclaimed documentary filmmaker, co-writer of upcoming film "Sarsa"

Rooh khush hogi Bai. Bai Rajeev nu te ohna di poori team nu lakh lakh mubarkan!! - Jatinder Mauhar, Director/Writer (Sarsa and Mitti)

Very good news! Alternative cinema is future! - Gurbir Singh Grewal, Director (Mannat, Yaar Pardesi, Saadi Wakhri Hai Shaan)

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