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First Himachali film Saanjh hits Internet

The flick, which boasts of gorgeous cinematography, revolves around an emotional journey of a 16-year-old girl, Sanju, who is sent back to their remote ancestral village to live with her grandmother for getting into trouble in Delhi.

regional movies Updated: Jul 22, 2017 19:46 IST
Himachali film Saanjh is directed by Ajay Saklani.
Himachali film Saanjh is directed by Ajay Saklani.

Saanjh, the first Himachali film, is now available online at jltplex.com. The Ajay Saklani directorial, which was released in cinema halls across India in April 2017, has already travelled across the world and received global accolades. The film has been screened in multiple countries and even won the Best Feature Film at Borrego Springs Film Festival (USA), Award of Merit at Accolade Global Film Competition (USA).

The debutant director also ensured that the movie reached Himachali towns and villages that did not have theatres by arranging projector screens. Speaking about the movie’s online release, Saklani said, “Today cinema is truly global. There are no language, geographical or cultural borders when it comes to films. My film is an honest, engaging film about familial love and friendship, something that anyone can connect with.”

He added, “It also happens to be the first ever Himachali feature film released, so I am looking forward to receiving support from the Himachali community in India and abroad. JLTplex.com is ideal for me as it already has an Indian and International following, along with very transparent content owner collaboration options.”

jltplex.com, a new TVOD platform that curates web series, short films and feature films for international audiences, has decided to launch Saanjh. Founder Harini Daddala noted, “JLTplex was created with the aim to give independent filmmakers a platform and give viewers from across the globe quality content. Our large Indian population outside India is often at a loss, since majority movies don’t release abroad and existing Indian online sites are not available to them. We think it’s our responsibility to push out our filmmakers to Indian and global audiences. We are very excited to have Saanjh release with us,” he continued.

The flick, which boasts of gorgeous cinematography, revolves around an emotional journey of a 16-year-old girl, Sanju, who is sent back to their remote ancestral village to live with her grandmother for getting into trouble in Delhi. Isolated and dejected, Sanju encounters ill-mannered house guest Jonga and finds surprising solace in his company. Together they hatch a plot for Sanju to escape the village.

The movie, which is introducing Aditi Charak, Vishal Parpagga and Rupeshwari Sharma, also features two well known Bollywood actors Asif Basra and Taranjit Kaur.