Writer and Director
The original “Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai” made an indelible mark on Punjabi cinema, garnering critical acclaim and commercial success. In 1969’s National Awards, the film won in two prestigious categories, Best Punjabi Film, and Best Music. This recognition not only affirmed the film’s artistic merit but also generated curiosity among cine-goers who were captivated by its musical excellence and compelling storytelling. The fact that “Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai” won the National Award for Best Film further added to its allure and intrigue.
The film’s enduring popularity is evident through the milestones it achieved. It celebrated both the Silver Jubilee and the Golden Jubilee at numerous centers, a rare accomplishment for a Punjabi film post-independence of India. Such longevity at the box office speaks volumes about the film’s enduring appeal and the admiration it garnered from audiences.
Additionally, it is noteworthy to mention that “Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai” was granted tax-free status in Punjab and several other territories. This recognition by the Indian government reflects the film’s cultural and social significance, as it was deemed worthy of support and appreciation beyond its entertainment value.
In an exciting development for film enthusiasts, the iconic title “Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai” is set to grace the silver screen once again. However, this time, it embarks on a brand-new journey with a fresh story and script. Produced by Maann Singh and Vedant Singh of Right Image International, and written and directed by the talented Kalyaani Singh of Right Image International, this upcoming film promises to captivate audiences with its innovative approach and compelling narrative.
With a deep appreciation for the historical and cultural significance of the original film, the production team embarked on this endeavor with utmost reverence. While retaining the powerful and evocative title that holds immense value in Sikhism, the new “Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai” takes a bold step forward by presenting a completely unique storyline.
Kalyaani Singh, the writer, and director of the film, is a prominent figure in the Bollywood film industry. With an illustrious career as a film producer, writer, and director, she has made her mark with notable films such as Gunehgar, Jurmana, Raja Bhaiya, Krishnavtar, Kratikshetra, Why I Killed Gandhi, Gehri Chaal, and now, the upcoming Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai. As the founder of Right Image International (her production house) Kalyaani Singh brings her creative expertise and experience to this upcoming project.
In addition to her success in film, Kalyaani Singh has ventured into television with the show “Aashiyana,” and has created impactful advertisements and TV commercials. Her contributions to the Indian film industry have been acknowledged through various accolades, including being a jury member at the Global International Film Festival and receiving the Aadhi Aabadi Women Achiever’s Award, being felicitated by the Khajuraho International Film Festival (KIFF), and being bestowed the most prestigious international award by the World Book of Records, London.
Beyond her artistic endeavors, Kalyaani Singh actively engages in philanthropy and humanitarian work as the Chairperson of the Maharashtra Citizen Group. With her talent, vision, and notable achievements, Kalyaani Singh leads “Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai” with passion and dedication, ensuring a captivating cinematic experience for audiences.