Pinder Productions and Flip the Script Network, in association with Raise Creatives, are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of the highly anticipated short film “KAUR.” Written, produced, and starring award-winning filmmaker and dedicated NHS doctor Parvinder Shergill, this thought-provoking film delves into the themes of identity, faith, racism, and female empowerment. Starting from Tuesday 18th July, UK viewers can exclusively stream “KAUR” on BritBox UK, available via ITVX Premium.
The captivating storyline follows the journey of Avani (played by Shergill) as she makes a bold decision to embrace her Sikh heritage by wearing a turban for the first time. However, this choice goes against her father’s wishes, creating tension within the family. Avani’s mother, portrayed by the talented Nina Wadia (known for her roles in “Aladdin” and “Eastenders”), supports her daughter’s pursuit of self-expression but faces her own struggles as her husband grapples with his faith.
Joining the accomplished cast is Stephen Uppal, renowned for his role in the popular soap opera “Hollyoaks.” Together, this talented ensemble brings “KAUR” to life, delving into the complexities of cultural identity and the challenges faced by individuals in a changing world.
The release of “KAUR” marks a significant milestone for Parvinder Shergill, who not only stars in the film but also serves as its creator and producer. With her remarkable talent and unwavering commitment to her medical profession, Shergill continues to break barriers and inspire others through her art.
Excitingly, “KAUR” is set to expand its reach beyond the short film format, as Shergill has plans to develop it into a full-length feature film. In this future production, she will introduce five new key characters into the storyline, promising further exploration of the film’s central themes. Fans eagerly await additional details, which will be unveiled in due course.
The release of “KAUR” on BritBox UK via ITVX Premium signifies another triumph for the burgeoning British film industry. With its compelling narrative and talented cast, this film promises to captivate audiences and spark conversations about important social issues. Don’t miss the exclusive premiere of “KAUR” on BritBox UK starting Tuesday, 18th July, and witness the power of storytelling in promoting understanding and female empowerment.