Notebook is the story of how a replacement teacher Kabir (Zaheer Iqbal) falls in love with his predecessor teacher Firdaus (Pranutan Bahl) by reading her dairy.
Zaheer Iqbal’s character Kabir for some reason decides to take up a job at school in a secluded region of Kashmir where at first he gets a cold welcome from his students but will help of his predecessor teacher Firdaus’ personal journal he manages to get in the good books of his students and eventually fall in love with her. Seems similar to our childhood’s favourite movie Raju Chacha. Though it seems the movie lends a little from the Ajay-Kajol starrer the movie packs a lot of emotions.
Pranutan Bahl convincingly plays the teacher which we never had. For her 1st timer she packs a powerful punch. Zaheer Iqbal takes away the cake with his dance, his acting. Seems like Bollywood has new future stars in the house. The kids are a bundle of joy to watch and demand your attention.
Manoj Kumar Khatoi’s camera captures the beauty of Kashmir like the travel shows on National Geo does. This is by far the best way that “Heaven On Earth’ is shot. The drone shots of the school in middle of the river is delight to watch. A sequence where a storm destroys the school is one of the best shot sequences of Bollywood so kudos to the cinematographer and his team.
Director Nitin Kakkar’s Notebook is like a warm blanket in the winter morning. Notebook had all the ingredients that makes for a good family watch.
Nitin Kakkar’s direction and editing of is a fresh of breath air and while some cinematic liberties are taken here and Notebook is a movie that you can buy tickets for.
We give Notebook 3.5 stars with a bookmarked kink for Notebook.
Notebook is the story of how a replacement teacher Kabir (Zaheer Iqbal) falls in love with his predecessor teacher Firdaus (Pranutan Bah...3.5