“Laal Hota Darakht” a short film by Dr. Dev Kanya . Dr. Dev Kanya is a young independent filmmaker from queen of hills Shimla. After getting a huge success for “No Woman’s Land”, a debut documentary film directed by Dr. Dev Kanya that won the Best Audience award. “No Woman’s Land”, is the documentary purely tells the sufferings of tribal women of Himachal Pradesh due to contradiction of right to inherit property as per an age old customary law.
Now Dev kanya has come up with the new idea of film called “Laal Hota Darakht” (The Reddening Tree) based on story of renowned writer of Shimla, H.P – SR Harnot. This is the film about about a Brahmin family who has to marry their daughter and a peepal tree (Sacred fig) and how they suffer because of this ritual and how their young daughter tries to rescue her family out of this dilemma.
This film is very beautifully made by Dev kanya and the team of “Laal Hota Darakhat” which shows how people who are socially at the higher position but due to religious rituals and financial backwardness they are suffering. We all talk about women issues, communal rights and all other social dilemmas, but nobody talks about the problems of those people who are socially at higher level.
Its a beautifully captured story, the emotions of individuals involved in a riveting the challenges are captured in new light by the director from various angels. This film is Directed by Dr. Dev Kanya Thakur, Producer by Uttam Prakash Thakur & Pushp Raj Thakur, Associate Director – Manwar Rana & Pushp Raj Thakur, DOP – Ashish Rana, Editor – Manwar Rana, Camera by Rajinder Sharma (Pauly), Music by Dr. Hukam Sharma, Sung by – Seema Aarzoo & Naina Thakur and Starring Sharanya Jingta, Dr. Hukam Sharma, Kehar Singh Thakur, Anita Thakur, Vittu Thakur, Aanshi.
After been screened in many film festivals, film has won so many awards and appreciation from all over the country. Today it is being screened at “Short Fiction Film Competition” at 15th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai. The teaser is already out on Youtube and already fascinating many viewers .We can see the quality film by the filmmakers and a bright future of Cinema Industry in State. Looking positively for the great success of “Laal Hota Darakht”. We congratulate and wish good luck to the entire team of Laal Hota Darakht”.