PAST Projects

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KANDE

A brave woman rescues her son from the clutches of a powerful drug kingpin and rallies the women of her village for support to squash his empire and destroy the vice of drugs that’s killing the youth of Punjab

 

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The Black Prince Tragic and true life story of the boy King Maharaja Duleep Singh, the last ruler of the powerful Kingdom of Punjab.

He was placed on the throne at the age of five and dies a lonely and a destitute pauper at the age of fifty five.

Full length feature film in English.

Written and Directed by Kavi Raz.


Highway 5  After a hard night of merriment and partying, three Canadian friends come across the border to America to buy milk. A common practice among Canadians to purchase cheaper groceries on the south side of the border.

The short journey takes on hilarious and at times heart wrenching overtones as old wounds resurface, relationships questioned and life examined.

Their journey takes them down the iconic Freeway 5 that spans the West Coast from Canada to Mexico.

For the friends a journey of a lifetime.

Full length feature film in Punjabi. 

 

RISING SHORES

Writer, Producer, Director Kavi Raz
ENGLISH
Released by K. R. Films Hollywood
Rising Shores is a trail blazing story of youthful hearts yearning to be free......free from what?.....they know not.
Cast: Kavi Raz, Sanjay, Sunjay Anand, Seema Rehmani, Neeru Bajwa, Girija Shankar, Radha Saluja

 

JOURNEY HOME

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Writer, Producer, Director Kavi Raz
HINDI/ENGLISH
Released 1999 by K. R. Films Hollywood
Journey Home is the story of a successful businessman who is faced with the ultimate dilemma of choosing between his love and devotion for his adopted land or his hidden longing for his motherland that he had left 35 years earlier and vowed to never return again. Circumstances beyond his control compel him to prepare for a life changing journey back home.
Cast: Kavi Raz, Manny Walia, Romie Sabharwal, Amarjeet Kaur

 

 

LEHREN (WAVES)

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Writer, Producer, Director Kavi Raz
ENGLISH/HINDI
Aired in 1989
13 half-hour episodes
Lehren follows the journey of a man in his search of what he believes to be his true love, a woman who gives birth to his son and then suddenly vanishes leaving him by himself to raise the child. Why….why would she suddenly leave……and Who is she? Our protagonist follows one lead after another but to no avail. However in the process he learns more and more about the woman and about himself. 
Cast: Kavi Raz, Ranjan, Parvin Syal, Meena Singh

 

 

 

ACHANAK (SUDDENLY)

Writer, Producer, Director Kavi Raz
HINDI
Released in 1988 by K. R. Films Hollywood
A middle-class setting, a middle-class family, but desires and dreams transpire towards bigger aspirations. Ajay, his wife Kiran and Bobby their son live on a quite white picket fence and green lawns neighborhood in typical suburban America. Ajay runs a successful manufacturing business that is steadily growing and Kiran steers a fast growing real estate business, taking full advantage of the rising market. Into their busy lives enters a young sexy Amina, who offers to take care of their son and help around the house in exchange for room and board, an offer Kiran could not refuse, not knowing that things will change from then on….forever.

Ajay and the vivacious Amina develop a relationship, a relationship doomed towards tragedy. However Ajay is blinded by Amina’s youthfulness and invigorating jest for life. Something that he feels is sorely missing from his own jaded life. Ajay tries in his feeble attempts to tell Kiran that he wants out of their marriage, but she is always too busy to sit down and listen. And then suddenly one day, Kiran, involved in what appears to be a minor auto accident ends up in a comma. Now Ajay is faced with the dilemma about his new found love and commitment to Kiran and their son. What transpires is dramatic, revealing and touching as Ajay nurses his wife and discovers his true love.
Cast: Kavi Raz, Alka, Amarjeet, Ranjan, Parvin Syal

 


EK MUSAFIR (ONE TRAVELER)

Writer, Producer, Director Kavi Raz
HINDI
Released in 1987 by K. R. Films Hollywood
Ek Musafir takes our protagonist on a soul searching journey of a life time as Ranjit leaves the tranquility of his small laid back village in Punjab to seek his fortunes on American soils. His father, much against his own reluctance, sells off a major portion of his small land holding that has kept the family nourished for many generations to send his son abroad. What transpires when he lands in America changes his life for ever and brings him full circle as in the end he prepares to take his now ten year old son to India and ponders the questions of life, dreams and destiny. Ranjit tells his son that “there is an old man waiting for us and we have so much to learn from him.”
Cast: Kavi Raz, Rajesh Pandey, Barbara Heels, Kuldeep Singh


NAYA SAVERA (NEW DAWN)

Writer, Producer, Director Kavi Raz
HINDI
Released 1985 by K. R. Films Hollywood
As the shovel strikes the hard dirt, preparing it for another crop of rich fruit, the farm worker, toiling in the hot California sun, perspires. His face reveals hopes and frustrations. An immigrant transplanted form the” Khets” of Punjab to the fertile fields of Yuba City, he finds transformation difficult. The land is new, the dream is new, the aspirations are new, but the Old World values deter in the old fashion ways….Jealousy and deceit paves the way for tragedy….love gives way to desire, desire spawns lust and lust unleashes the darkest in human behavior. Man devours man….. Naya Savera is a poignant tale of a farming family set in the idyllic locations of Yuba City in California. 
Cast: Kavi Raz, Kanchan Hundal, Alka, Sukhbir Kang, Parvin Syal, Omar


DO KINARE (TWO SHORES)

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Writer, Producer, director Kavi Raz
HINDI/ENGLISH
Released 1983 by Excel Home Video
Opposing world ideologies collide, relationships questioned, faith placed on the podium of debate and lives changed forever. Do Kinare is a powerful drama that follows the lives of several characters whose destinies become intertwined by a common thread…love. And it is love that begs the question…why?
Cast: Kavi Raz, Alka, Veena Sood, Parvin Syal, Sukhbir Kang

 

Whats up Girl?

Writer, Producer, Director: Kavi Raz
Hosted by Sanna Khan
A Talk show featuring successful Indian origin women in the Entertainment Industry.