ROSHNI Documentary Feature Produced by The Unknown Film Company Directed by Nazneen Bhatia and Anshul Adhikari
Roshni lives in the land of the Gods known as Dev Bhoomi and wants to travel to the land of Illusions, Mumbai city known as Maya Nagari. Located at the foothills of the Himalayas the north Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are known as the land of the Gods.
Roshni and Jaidev are residents of Raogi village situated in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Dr. Om Kumar Sharma is a Sanskrit scholar and school principal of Sri Vyas Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya in Kullu. Shani Baba has built the Shani Nageshwar temple in Kullu. It is the first temple of it’s kind in reverence of the God of Fate, Saturn. The travel then extended to Dehradun, Uttarakhand for an interview with Dr. Vandana Shiva a renowned scientist, quantum physicist and Vedic ecologist. She is the founder and director of Navdanya which is actively involved in the rejuvenation of indigenous knowledge and culture. It has created awareness on the hazards of genetic engineering and defended people’s knowledge from bio-piracy and food rights in the face of globalization. It has it’s own seed-bank and organic farms spread over an area of 45 acres in Uttarakhand.
The film captures the compelling voice of the Indian classical vocalist and literary writer Vidya Rao as she sang verses from the devi-mahatmya in salutation to Earth as a mother and words of wisdom from former Governor of Uttarakhand Smt. Margaret Alva on the preservation of Indian knowledge.
The heart of the film is embedded in Indian knowledge. The self reliant mindset and the words of the people interviewed speak of a message that is both personal and universal.
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The Unknown Film Company is dedicated to producing a diverse range of quality films by collaborating with international and local technicians to bring thought provoking stories to screen.
We produce documentary features and fiction films.
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MEET THE TEAM
Anshul Adhikari Producer / Director / Cinematographer
Anshul graduated with a degree in Advertising for Mass Media and Communication. His involvement in Classical cell Animation, 3D Animation and VFX intensive projects as Post Production Supervisor and On-set VFX Supervisor has been extensive. As an Assistant Director, he has executed numerous commercials for Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and with Asia’s leading VFX & Animation studio Anibrain.
Nazneen Bhatia Producer / Writer / Director
Nazneen attended Film school at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her career began as an Assistant Director at Aamir Khan Productions with the National award winning film Taare Zameen Par. She assisted on the Indo-Australian production The Waiting City, Bollywood blockbuster Ghajini, Student Oscar winner Kavi and was the Casting Director on the critically acclaimed feature film Dhobi Ghat.
Flamingo Films is Delhi’s full service production, Film and Television facilities house offering lighting, grip, camera, and sound gear for any size or type of production. Well trained staff take pride in offering services and reliable equipment with no on-set worries. As a continually growing company, it is always acquiring, designing and fabricating new versatile gears. Flamingo Films has been associated with Bollywood, Hollywood and International film production houses. It is also associated with SKYNEWS, NHK, UNHCR, ICON FILMS, ARTE, Wall to Wall Media, NDTV and many more.