Director : Gurbir Singh Grewal
Producer : Anurradha Prasad
Starring : Jimmy Sheirgill, Kanwaljit Singh, Deep Dhillon,
Manav Vij, Ramit Walia, Rupinder Kaur, Anita Shahdish, Tarsinder
Singh, Surinder Bath, Gurinder Singh
UK Release Date 6 October 2006
is an emotional love story starring Punjabi film circuit's most
popular star, Jimmy Shergil, in the lead role with Kulraj Randhawa,
from television soap 'Kareena Kareena'. The film is directed by
Gurbir Singh Grewal. Mannat is a family film, which is all about
love & passion on one hand and hatred & betrayal on the
other. Motivated from a true incident, which the director came
across in 1996, the film brings out various facets of human behaviour
in true Punjabi flavour and spirit.
the year of turmoil in Punjab, an Army officer falls in love with
a local village girl. Their romance leads into a marriage in dramatic
circumstances. However due to unfortunate incidents the girl dies
after giving birth to a baby girl. Another woman who is desperate
to become a mother steals the child. From here the misery of the
Army officer starts. Twist in the story sends him to a life imprisonment.
stars include Punjabi film regulars like Kanwaljit Singh &
Deep Dhillon. Talking about Mannat, the producer, Anurradha Prasad,
said, "In Mannat, we have made a conscious effort to promote
talent from Punjab. The entire cast and crew is from Punjab besides
the technical support and shooting locations, thus the movie will
truly reflect the Punjabi spirit. "
Punjabi background has s inspired me to be a part of Punjabi cinema,
and I am fortunate enough to get this opportunity.", said
Kulraj Randhawa. She adds, "I guess Mannat has a strong storyline
and people who believe in watching meaningful cinema will definitely
enjoy the movie."
music is by Jaidev Kumar. With a Sufi touch and a mix of contemporary
& Punjabi folk, the music has received rave reviews.