‘Notebook’ review: An unusual and unique love story supported by spellbinding visuals of Kashmir


Nitin Kakkar’s romantic drama ‘Notebook‘ in a nutshell – “One can find love in the most unexpected place possible”. The movie explores a very unusual and unique love story of people who fall in love without even seeing or meeting each other.

Firdous (Pranutan Bahl) is a school teacher at a remote house-boat school in Kashmir. She just has seven students who love and respect her. Being alone she finds comfort in writing a diary and pens down her every intimate emotion. When she leaves school, Kabir (Zaheer Iqbal) replaces her as the school teacher and stumbles upon her diary.

The diary plays cupid and Kabir, without seeing her, falls in love with Firdaus. The unconventional love story continues until they come across each other in the climax. This part of the movie seems too short and disappointing.

The film is the Hindi adaptation of the Thai drama ‘The Teacher’s Diary’ (2014). Screenplay is up to the mark but the spellbinding visuals of Kashmir and the heavenly lake makes the film even more interesting.

The movie launched two new faces to the world of cinema but performance wise the actor Zaheer Iqbal is a little better than the granddaughter of actress Nutan and daughter of Mohnish Bahl, Pranutan.

The film is produced by Salman Khan Films and helmed by National award-winning director Nitin Kakkar. 


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