Himachal Pradesh has never been known for making films in local language. Local filmmakers are making an attempt to promote films in local language and recently made the first ever film in Himachali.
The movie is released in Himachali as Saanjh, while in Hindi it will be titled Rishton Ki Saanjh. Saanjh is a Silent Hills Studio production being presented by PCU Pvt. Ltd. and SHORYA entertainment Establishmentz.
The music of the film was was released recently and it has five songs sung by hit singer Mohit Chauhan. Gaurav Guleria from Dharamshala is the music director while the background score is given by Shishir Chauhan.
Songs for the film are sung by famous Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan along with Pavithra Chari and Gaurav Guleria. Lyrics are written by Adarsh Dhiman, Ajay Saklani and Shreya Shah.
Mohit Chauhan has already sung many folk songs but for the first time, he has sung two beautiful songs for a Himachali film. THe movie features local Himachali actors named Vishal Parpagga, Aditi Charak, Director/Producer Ajay Saklani and associate producer Shivani Saklani were also present.
Digital partner of the film Hungama launched the music and on this occasion Anuj Bajpai and Rajesh Allahabadi from Hungama were also present. They told that songs of the film Saanjh and Rishto ki Saanjh can be enjoyed on Hungama website, Hungama App, Apple I-Tune and Wynk Music.
The movie is a 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 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 widening generation gaps. Saanjh will be released on April 14th in 22 states of the country.
Saanjh was honoured 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 honoured 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 film is shot in Kullu, Sainj, Mandi, Hamirpur and Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh. Apart from this, some scenes have also been filmed in Chandigarh.