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In pursuit of simplicity, a love less ordinary

Film Imroz provides insights into the life of Inderjeet, a man who stood steadfast and constant in his love.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 25, 2015 5:00 am
Imroz, Film Imroz, Inderjeet, Inderjeet Imroz, Amrita Imroz, Government Museum Chandigarh, Chandigarh news, India news Poster of film Imroz that will be screened at Government Museum in Sector 10, Chandigarh, on Saturday. (Source: Express photo)

Imroz is a tribute to love…To the awe-inspiring, yet little understood enigmatic world of Imroz and Amrita. As a prelude to the visually enchanting documentary based on the life of Imroz, we come to know these stalwarts of art through a prism of whimsical poems and images from their lives, frozen in time.

Conceived and envisioned by Harjit Singh, the film provides great insights into the poetic life of Inderjeet, a man of many talents, who withered storms and critique, upheaval and tribulations, but stood steadfast and constant in his love for one of the greatest writers of Punjabi literature, Amrita Pritam. The film traces the journey of an extra-ordinary human being, who challenged every convention, prevalent belief and tradition when it came to painting his canvas, writing his calligraphy, phrasing his poetry or loving his woman.

Inderjeet’s transcendence into Imroz is a spiritual quest of a love less ordinary and a story of immense importance that has remained obscured by the phenomenal success enjoyed by Amrita Pritam as a writer.

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Amrita-Imroz is a modern-day story of a rare bond of love that only gets stained if you allege it with a name, a butterfly with colourful wings that cannot be pinned to a diary of conventions. It is a relationship that overcame strong opposition, adversity of circumstances and remained extraordinarily simple in the wake of complexities.

Imroz’s demeanour today epitomises it all and tells us how to learn the beautiful art of remaining simple and uncomplicated in life, love and other pursuits, no matter what tests life puts you through.

The documentary aspires to visit the sacred space shared by these two gifted souls, to touch the halo, to read the auras of this seamless communion of poetry and colour, prose and life, love and sacrifice.

Rich in spirit, colour, music, song and commentaries from stalwarts of literature and cinema, the film is a trip down the memory lane to a grand time in Punjabi writing.

The film will be screened on July 25 at 6.30 pm at Government Museum, Sector 10, Chandigarh.

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