Garhwali movie ‘Subero Gham’ to be screened in Canadian film fest
Garhwali movie ‘Subero Gham’ will be screened on Sunday in Canada’s India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) 2017 that features several award winning filmsdehradun Updated: Jul 15, 2017 17:50 IST
Garhwali movie ‘Subero Gham’ will be screened on Sunday in Canada’s India Film Festival of Alberta (IFFA) 2017 that features several award winning films.
Subero Gham (Morning Sunshine) is one of the 13 films in nine Indian languages, including Bengali and Gujarati, selected for the annual festival that started in 2015. Garhwali is one the native languages of Uttarakhand.
The film will be screened at Edmonton, the capital of Canada’s Alberta province, which is one of the six Canadian cities the festival is travelling to this year. The IFFA aims to promote Indian cinema in multiple languages in Canada.
Set against the backdrop of an Uttarakhand village, the film puts the spotlight on the menace of alcoholism and how women wage a fight against it.
Actor-producer Urmi Negi, who wrote and produced the film besides essaying the female lead, said the film’s team was “thrilled” about its selection in the prestigious film festival.
“We are very excited about Subero Gham’s selection in the IFFA which celebrates the best of Indian cinema,” Negi told HT over phone from France, where she is shooting for a project.
“It will not only take the film’s issue to a global platform but will also expose the international film fraternity to the exquisite beauty of Uttarakhand,” said Negi, who hails from Pauri district but now settled in Mumbai.
Directed by late filmmaker Naresh Khanna, the film was released in 2014 and was shot extensively across remote hill locations of the state. It also stars actors Balraj Negi, Baldev Rana and Ghananand among others.
“As a producer and actor, I will continue to highlight more such social issues central to our state through my future projects,” Negi said.