Friday, 19 May 2023

"Uttarakhand's First Indian Panorama Award Winner Films Igniting Hope for Cinematic Transformation in the State through their Event- “Anubhuti Uttarakhand – Cinemascoop"

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Chandigarh, May 19, 2023:- Last two years, Uttarakhand has achieved momentous breakthroughs as two ground-breaking films from the state - 'Sunpat' and 'Pataal-Tee', shattered records by winning the highly coveted Indian Panorama Award at the International Film Festival of India. This historic triumph positions Uttarakhand as a burgeoning hub of cinematic brilliance, and is a proud testament to the immense potential that lies within the state's film industry.

The USP of the films are the real people of the villages who have enacted in both the films. Their performances have left people amazed in various festivals, and received standing ovation in its first public screening in Delhi last year.

These films also hold a special significance for those who have migrated away from their ancestral villages, enabling them to reconnect with their roots and gain a deeper understanding of the society they left behind many years ago. Through the power of storytelling, these films bridge the geographical and emotional gaps, evoking nostalgia and rekindling a sense of belonging among the diaspora, and foster a sense of pride, cultural preservation, and social dialogue. 

Santosh Rawat, the director of Pataal-Tee, said that we aim to draw attention from around the world. Uttarakhand, being a popular tourist destination, is often associated only with its scenic beauty and touristic attractions. However, the real Uttarakhand remains hidden from the eyes of visitors. Through these films, we strive to showcase the true essence of our culture and society, enabling people to gain a deeper understanding of the rich tapestry that Uttarakhand represents. 

At various international film festivals, foreign audiences have been astounded by the authentic representation of the Himalayan region in these films. This also attracted the attention and collaboration of renowned film professionals, including an Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, who designed the sound of Pataal-Tee. The films' quality and vision have convinced these industry veterans to contribute their expertise, elevating the artistic and technical aspects of the productions to new heights.

With a spirit of resilience and creative passion, these filmmakers are screening the films in Chandigarh for the first time, to offer large screen community cinema experience for the people. "The larger goal is to approach and attract the Uttarakhand community people and cinema lovers towards Uttarakhand cinema who can contribute to the creation of a vibrant film market. This, in turn, attracts more filmmakers, encourages local talent, and promotes the growth of the film industry, leading to a flourishing cinema culture in the state. This will ultimately help in cultural preservation, representation and identity, tourism promotion, social awareness, community engagement, and economic and wholistic growth of the state", says Rahul Rawat, the director of Sunpat and creator of Anubhuti Uttarakhand event. 

We call upon the community of Uttarakhand and cinema lovers, to come forward in large numbers and rally behind the creative talents emerging from Uttarakhand.

Screening Details:
Event - Anubhuti Uttarakhand – Cinemascoop
Films to be shown – 'Sunpat', and 'Pataal-Tee'
Venue – Tagore Theatre, Sector-18, Chandigarh
Date – 10th June, 2023
Time – 5 P.m. & 8 p.m.

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