Famous Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan launches the music of the film Saanjh/Rishto ki Saanjh along with film’s star casts at Connaught Place, Delhi. Giving two beautiful songs to the movie, both in Hindi and Himachali, Mohit Chauhan promoted the Himachali language and Tankri Script which seem to get extinct in time to come. Before Himachali songs in Saanjh, Mohit has given many other folk songs to the films.
Himachali is one of the regional languages of India but, unfortunately, the language is neither included in the list of official languages of India nor is so very popular amongst Indians. Hence, to bring the language and the people from Himachal in light, the film’s director-cum-producer Ajay Saklani with co-producer Shivani Saklani came up with the Himachali film -Saanjh/Rishto ki Saanjh.
The film will be released in two languages – Hindi and Himachali and this will be for the first time that a film from the land of Himachal will be released all over India. The two debutant faces will be seen in the lead roles – Aditi Charak from Chamba and Vishal Parpagga from Mandi. Playing key roles in the movie are two well-known actors of Bollywood, Asif Basra and Taranjit Kaur.
Music of Saanjh is also given by a debutant music composer, Gaurav Guleria from Dharamshala, and Pavithra Chari is the singer in the film who will be heard singing along with Mohit Chauhan and Gaurav Guleria. Lyrics of the songs are given by Adarsh Dhiman, Ajay Saklani and Shreya Shah.
Where Saanjh will be the Himachali version, Rishto ki Saanjh will be the Hindi version of the movie. The director also explained the purpose of the name of the movie as “Saanjh” as the dusk, in reference with the Himachali language which is also setting down like a sun.
The premier of the film is on 13th April in Mumbai and it will be released in 22 states of India in 248 cinemas on April 14.
Saanjh film by Ajay Saklani is also gaining international traction even before being releasing. Two international awards have been won by the film so far. Where the film received the award of merit at Accolade Glboal Film Competition in California, Borrego Springs Film Festival in California, USA honoured the film with Best Feature Film.
Focusing on the language, art, culture and life of people in Himachal, about 90% of the film was shot in Kullu, Mandi, Rohtang Pass, Spiti Valley, Manali, Hamirpur, and Sainj. Few scenes of the film was also shot in Chandigarh.
Film’s Highlights –
• First ever film from Himachal to be released across India.
• Film will be released in two languages – Hindi and Himachali, for the first time.
• First Himachali song by Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan.
• First Himachali film to receive two international recognition and awards.
• Introducing near extinct Tankri Script for the first time in India.
• Bringing in light the art, culture and traditional life of Himachal.