– a film on social issues in society, premiered at International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto
‘NEVER AGAIN’- a Canadian short film about drug abuse amongst the youth who are products of broken families in Canada had its world premier at IFFSA- International Film Festival of South East Asia, Toronto, last week.
Produced by Sangha Motion Pictures, film NEVER AGAIN depicts mundane
realities of life that a single mother faces, whose teenage son gets addicted to drugs
due to the peer pressure. Film revolves around characters of mother and her son.
Son undergoes bouts of anxiety when he recalls his father’s abusive behaviour
towards his mother during his childhood. He undergoes the treatment but feels
insecure about her mother’s liaison with his doctor. Film ends on a good note with
young man undergoing metamorphosis and giving up on drugs.
Story idea was conceived by Karan Sangha, a Canadian educated actor and
screenplay writer. Motivational words of poem “Invictus” written by William
Ernest Henley, “I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” kept
Nelson Mandela alive in jail and these lines are the central theme of the film.
Producer of the film, Dr Jagmohan Sangha who is a well-known writer, poet,
Radio and TV host, is very excited about the project. “We are happy to bring out
an important social issue of society in our film”. Film has been directed by famous
Bollywood director Mazahir Rahim.
Besides Dr Jagmohan Sangha, who plays a doctor’s role, film also has Kul Deep,
who has worked in films, Television and attended workshops of National School of
Drama. Malhar Singh, who is a classical singer in real life plays the young drug
addict while film also features director of Punjabi plays, Hira Randhawa, TV host
Kavita Singh, Parasjeet Ahluwalia and some other Canadian and Indian actors.
Film was shot in and around Toronto and will be screened at various film festivals
across the globe.