As Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan's debut film Notebook hits the screen today, there has been tremendous love and warmth along with the wishes from the film industry. At a special screening prior to the release, several Bollywood celebrities attended the special screening of the romantic story helmed by Nitin Kakkar and have undeniably touted it as a feel-good film that leaves a mark.
Receiving a thumbs up from even American YouTube sensation Amanda Cerny along with Bollywood names like Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Sidharth Malhotra, Remo D'Souza, Sonakshi Sinha, Iulia Vantur, and Sangeeta Bijlani Notebook has struck a chord with everyone.
Amanda Cerny watched her first Bollywood movie at the premiere of Notebook and 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."
Jacqueline Fernandez shared her thoughts on the film saying, "It is a fantastic film and shot really well, and the director is God."
Bobby Deol reacted to the film saying, "It's a very nice and sweet film, Pranutan has done a very good job in the film and it's a feel-good movie which I enjoyed thoroughly."
Kriti Sanon showcased her emotions for the film saying, "It's a really sweet film, very soulful and puts a smile on face especially at the end and has got a very good messaged. At two-three places, I felt it has touched really nice subjects, you can go and enjoy the film."
Sidharth Malhotra said, "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."
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 the film."
Aayush Sharma expressed his thoughts on the film saying, "It's an amazing film, very sweet and genuine. Pranutan and Zaheer have done an amazing job and I'm very excited about the film. Can't wait to open it for the public, all the best for the film's release."
Sonakshi said who has been excited about the debut of her friend Zaheer said, "I loved the film and I've left the theater with such a happy feeling and that's what a movie really should do."
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."
Sangeeta Bijlani also graced the premiere and has all nice things to say about the film. The former actress said, "When the movie reached interval I was wondering why did it come I wanted to watch more. It is such a beautiful and honest film and I loved the kids, Pranutan and Zaheer, they're wonderful. Their performances are so honest that's what touches you."
Varun Sharma shared on social media, "Saw #Notebook last night!!! Such an honest film Absolutely loved every bit of it... Genuinely a surreal experience to watch!! Haven't seen Kashmir like this in any other film... Magnificent is the word!! Such Dynamic performance by Apna Bhaiii @iamzahero and @Pranutan and the lovely adorable kids !! They steal your heart!!! #Notebookk releases tom guys. Please watch this beautiful love story told in the most honest way!! Big congratulations to the entire team!! @skfilmsofficial".
Casting director Mukesh Chhabra went ahead and tweeted:
#Notebook is an absolute delight to watch. The innocence n simplicity of d film that weaves through a beautiful love story in the Valley of Kashmir, so well executed by Nitin Kakkar. Let's welcome these two gems @iamzahero, @PranutanBahl to Bollywood. @MuradKhetani @BeingSalmanKhan
Apart from that, the film which is already receiving a heartwarming response from the Bollywood actors was also graced by Kriti Sanon, Sonakshi Sinha, Siddhant Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Salman Khan amongst many others were seen rejoicing the song Bumro.
Marking the debut of Zaheer Iqbal and Pranutan, Notebook showcases the journey of Kabir who finds his love in a woman Pranutan, who wrote her story in a Notebook. Eventually, the book falls in his hand when he is employed to teach six kids in a remote location of Kashmir, thereby tracing Kabir's emotional voyage to reach for Firdaus.
Produced by Salma Khan, Murad Khetani, and Ashwin Varde, Notebook is directed by national award winning director Nitin Kakkar and is slated to release today.