|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Oct 15: Natrang is going to screen first ever film on Maharaja Gulab Singh twice on the occasion of Maharaja Gulab Singh's 227th birth anniversary on 17th of October, 2019 at Abhinav Theatre Jammu at 2 pm exclusively for women and 5 pm for general audience. Entitled as 'Gulab Gatha', this film by Balwant Thakur is produced by Natrang and sponsored by Maharaja Gulab Singh Memorial Trust Jammu. Sharing details, the conceptualizer of this film Balwant Thakur informed that this will be a unique venture of Natrang aimed at documentation and dissemination of the untold glorious history of the state of Jammu & Kashmir. He thanked Dr. Karan Singh for inspiring him and believing in his abilities to write, produce and direct the first ever firm on Dogra History.
The lead role of Maharaja Gulab Singh is played by FTII's meritorious product Sunil Kumar Palwal who has many films and TV serials to his credit including Jolly LLB2, Mughal-e-Azam, 'Yeh Dil Ramta Yogi', 'Chera-the unknown mask', 'Satin Sin B's', MTV Rush, Shapptah, Rakshak, Sapne Suhaane Ladakpan Ke etc. Gulab Singh as an emperor held the same qualities of being a courageous warrior. He was a normal person with no lineage of royalty but he established himself as a King with the help of his bravery and continued to keep a hold on his empire because of his well-planned strategic and diplomatic intelligence.