Notebook Book Movie Review
Movie – Notebook
Director – Nitin Kakkar
Cast : Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan Bahl
Producer – Salman Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde
Writer – Shabbir Hashmi and Payal Ashar
Cinematography – Manoj Kumar Khatoi
Production company – Salman Khan Films and Cine1 Studios
Running time – 112 minutes
Rating – 3.0
The beauty of handwritten letters and note in the modern day electronic media and social messaging apps is very much more special. The film is based in the time period of the previous time, however, it is not a period film as well and it also touches some relatable issues of Kashmir and even the matters of the heart. So, how does it goes with the modern day couple is interesting to catch.
The film is an official remake of TEACHER’S DIARY released in 2014. Nitin Kakkar who is known to give films like Mitron and Filmistaan has somewhere failed to impress this time. Right from the start to the end the film has some glitches and it fails to impress the audience. As you check the content of the film, it seems to be a niche movie and somewhere suits to the multiplex and urban crowd. The film though has an effective intro but it soon loses its grip but with good and melodious music, it lifts up. Now, talking about the performances, both the lead actors remain to be novices in the B Town but their fine performances have kept the film a decent watch.
Zahaeer Iqbal has managed to give a genuine performance despite having a fierce look, playing such a feeble part is very much interesting and endearing. Similarly, the lady in the central role played by Pranutan Bahl has impressed with her supreme performance and endearing. She has given a first-rate performance and thus made a decent appearance on the silver screen. The others like Mir Mohammed Mehroos in the role of Imran plays the key role and seems very much natural. Soliha Maqbool while playing Shama appeared very much adorable. Others like Mir Mohammed Zayan playing Tariq, Baba Hatim playing Waqar, Adiba Bhat playing Dua and Hafsa Ashraf Katoo playing Iqrah also seemed good and doing justice to their performance.
Notebook – The Last Word
The film has come with some interesting performances despite having some new faces and people doing their debut. The film also touches some gripping issues but at times appear to lose its balance. Yet it can be a worthy watch this weekend.