Our friends from Aarohi wrote to us to inform us that one of the students from Aarohi Bal Sansar was acting in the film 'Hansa'. Suraj Negi, is the lead actor of the film directed by Manav Kaul. The film has already won two 'Best Film' awards: Audience Choice as well as the FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics) award at the Osian Cinefan film festival.
The film releases in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune and Surat theatres today (28 December) and runs through till 3 January.
We've seen the trailer and it looks great! If you are in Bangalore, the shows are at :
PVR Forum Mall, Koramangala: 7.30 PM
PVR Orion Mall, Malleshwaram: 10.00 PM
About the Movie
The Central Himalayas are what most consider an idyllic world. Below the eternally snow clad peaks are several villages. These are largely dependent on agriculture. The roads that pass by them connect them with urban areas, which even now retain an almost-mythical distance. The city however has begun to move in, with resource stress, dubious land deals and conflicts being the result.
The film accurately depicts the issues facing rural Himalayan communities today. Changing land use, urban migration, resource stress are all present in the world that Cheeku and Hansa must negotiate. At its heart, Hansa however remains a story about the resilience and magic of childhood..