Notebook, marking the debut of Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal released today and is already garnering massive positive response and love from the industry and critics. A special screening was attended by Bollywood celebrities where the film was labeled as one of the finest films of the year. The film has received a thumbs-up even from American YouTube sensation Amanda Cerny along with Bollywood celebs.
Jacqueline Fernandez shared her thoughts on the film saying, “It is a fantastic film and shot really well, and the director is God.”
Watching her first Bollywood film Amanda Cerny said, “The leading actors killed it, and I am surprised to know it’s their first film. Even the visuals, the way it was shot. Every scene was poetic.”
Bobby Deol couldn’t stop raving about the film either. “It’s a very nice and sweet film, Pranutan has done a very good job in the film and it’s a feelgood movie which I enjoyed thoroughly,” he said.
Sonakshi Sinha has been excited about the film and she couldn’t be happier after watching it, “I loved the film and left the theater with such a happy feeling and that’s what a movie really should do.”
Kriti Sanon shared her views on the film, saying, “It’s a very soulful film and puts a smile on your face especially at the end and has got a very good message. At many places, I felt it has touched really nice subjects. You can go and enjoy the film.”
Sidharth Malhotra couldn’t stop gushing about it. “It’s an amazing debut for both the actors, congratulations to them. It’s a lovely love story, one-of-its-kind, and talks about more than just love.”
Iulia Vantur attended the special screening and couldn’t contain her excitement for the film as she said, “It’s a beautiful movie and I loved Pranutan and Zaheer’s work. It makes you happy and gives you a hope that love is there all the time and it will find you.”
Filmmaker Remo D’souza said, “Notebook is a beautiful and lovely film. Zaheer and Pranutan, the kids are amazing, it’s shot beautifully, everyone should watch it.”
Sangeeta Bijlani also graced the screening and had all the things nice to say about the film. The actress said, “When the movie reached its intermission, I was wondering why did it come so soon. I wanted to watch more. It is such a beautiful and honest film and I loved the kids. Pranutan and Zaheer are wonderful. Their performances are so honest; that’s what touches you.”
Produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani and Ashwin Varde, Notebook is directed by National award-winning director Nitin Kakkar and is releasing today.