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First Himachali Commercial film To Be Screened Pan-India On April 14

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For the first time ever, a film from Himachal Pradesh is going to be released in the cinemas across the country. This will be the first time that a movie is reaching to a cinema hall in Himachali language. The film is being released in Hindi language as well with the name “ Rishton ki Saanjh”. Saanjh film is a Silent Hills Studio production being presented by PCU pvt ltd and SHORYA entertainment establishments.

Saanjh film reflects the story of people who have migrated from their ancestral village to the big cities for a better livelihood. This story in the film has been depicted from the perspective of a grandmother and her granddaughter. The granddaughter who lives with her parents in the city is forced to live with her grandmother in the village. This story is about the relationship between grandmothers and granddaughters who have never lived with each other due to the increasing inter-generation gaps. The story of growing-up with each other, the hatred, confusion and love reflects the loneliness of the elderly people  living in the villages.

Saanjh  will be released on April 14th  in  22 states of the country. Producer/director Ajay Saklani has brought the culture and dialects of Himachal to the mainstream cinema through the film. Aditi Chadak will be seen in the lead role in this film who is from Chamba and this is Aditi’s first film. Asif Basra and Taranjit Kaur are well known faces of Bollywood who have played a key role in the film. Himachal’s feature film Saanjh will be released in Himachali and Hindi language on April 14th, in 250 cinemas of the various states, including Himachal.

Along with 2 Bollywood artists, the local actors have played an important characters in the film. There are 5 songs in the film, out of which 2 songs  are sung by the famous Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan. Saanjh film has been getting a lot of international attention before being seen on the big screen and has already won two international awards so far. Saanjh was honored with Best Feature Film in the Borrego Springs Film Festival in California, USA. Saanjh was declared the best film from 750 entries from all over the world in this festival. Earlier, Saanjh has also been honored with the award of merit in Accolade Global Film Competition in California. The film also focuses on the fading language,art,culture and traditional lifestyle of Himachal. About 90% of the the film is shot in Kullu, Sainj and Dharamsala. Apart from this, some scenes have also been filmed in Chandigarh.

Highlights of the film 

  1. First film from Himachal to be released in cinemas across India.
  2. First film from Himachal to be released in two languages – Himachali  and Hindi.
  3. First Himachali playback song by celebrated bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan.
  4. First film to introduce the near extinct Tankri Script.
  5. First film from Himachal to receive international awards and honours.
  6. Showcase the landscape of Himachal, its cultural and traditional lifestyle.
  7. Encouraging the youth towards the development of a better cinema and filmmaking.


Via Statesman News Service, Shimla


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