|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Oct 20: Natrang Jammu in association with Maharaja Gulab Singh Memorial Trust is going to celebrate 228th Birth anniversary of Maharaja Gulab Singh with the screening of acclaimed film ‘Gulab Gatha’ at Natrang Studio Theatre, Tange Wali Gali, Palace Road, Jammu. Written and Directed by Padamshree Balwant Thakur, Film ‘Gulab Gatha’ will be screened thrice for invited guests on Wednesday 21st of October, 2020 at 11 am, 2 pm and 4.30 pm. The entry to the shows will strictly be by invitation and to ensure seats interested people may contact 9419106669, 9906048670 and 9419147735. Maharaja Maharaja Gulab Singh, the founder of the largest princely state of Jammu and Kashmir was arguably one of the greatest personalities of the 19th century. On June 17, 1822 Maharaja Ranjit Singh bestowed Gulab Singh the title of Raja. Maharaja Ranjit Singh personally applied the tilak on his forehead from top to bottom, which was symbolic of the long reign period of the Dogra rulers. The ceremony was performed at Jia Pota tree on the bank of Chenab at Akhnoor. Finally he became the ruler of modern J & K state in 1846. He was an exceptional warrior, great leader, a brilliant strategist and statesman, and most importantly, the architect of synergetic cultural space in multi-religious state. The history of his life and the contributions that he made in the different realms of Jammu and Kashmir in general and towards restructuring the map of India that we have today in particular has been inspirational. Film Gulab Gatha was produced by Natrang Jammu in the year 2018 with the support of Maharaja Gulab Singh Memorial Trust under the able guidance of Dr. Karan Singh ji. 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. He is supported by prominent TV and stage actors of Jammu including Arvind Anand, Madan Rangeela, Janak Khajuria, Anil Tickoo, Neeraj Kant, Vijay Bhat, Sanjeev Gupta, Suresh Kumar, Sudhir Jamwal Subash Jamwal, Sumeet Sharma, Gaurav Jamwal, Rahul Sharma, Aftab Singh Chauhan, Meera Tapasvi, Aarushi Thakur Rana, Gauri Thakur, Mohd. Yaseen, Rahul Singh, Goutam Sharma, Ashish Parihar, Brijesh Avtar Sharma, Sanket Bhagat, Sushant Singh Charak, Aviral Kapoor, Shivam Singh, Kuldeep Angral, Shivam Sharma and Mohsin Malik. The entire technical crew came from Mumbai and the film was technically coordinated by ace film maker Maloop Singh.
Mohammad Yaseen and Gaurav Jamwal were the production coordinators.