THE INFINITE SPACE Wins Special Jury Award at IFFS 2016

Our film “THE INFINITE SPACE” has won the   SPECIAL JURY AWARD at International Film Festival of Shimla, 2016 announced by Siddharth Chauhan

A first time filmmaker Piyush Kanga also won this award for his debutant film “DOST”, whereas the Best Film Award went to “Ram Bharose” by Aryan Harnot & Manwar Rana.

USP’s of THE INFINITE SPACE:

  • Nawang Khechog, a Tibetan Grammy Award Nominee, has given the Music of the Film along with Aasheesh Mehta (who is a local music producer).
  • Written, Directed and Produced by a localite with complete local cast and crew.
  • Real Life Monks have acted in the film & the film is in “Ladakhi Language”
  • All Visual Effects were done in Shimla by Yashwant Kumar Sharma, (Framebox Animation Institute, Sanjauli)
  • Film Premiered at University of Manchester, UK in 2015.

Written, Directed & Produced by: Siddharth Chauhan (a localite, originally from Rohru)
Shot at: 

  • Dorjidak Mahayana Buddhist Monastery, Panthaghati, Shimla
  • Jonang  Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sanjauli, Shimla

With Support from: Central School for Tibetans, Shimla

Actors: 

  • Karma Jangchup [Central School for Tibetans, Class 7 student]
  • Tsering Samdup[Central School for Tibetans, Class 7 student]
  • Nawang Jinpa [Dorjidak Mahayana Buddhist Monastery, Panthaghati, Shimla]
  • Nyima Tsering [Jonang Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, Sanjauli, Shimla]

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Visual Effects by: Yashwant Kumar Sharma [Framebox Animation Institute, Sanjauli, Shimla]

Assistant Director: Vibha Sharma [MCA, HPU]

Storyline:
A little buddhist monk, Nawang, dares to believe in a secret which was revealed years ago in an old buddhist scripture. He discover a secret to Infinity and later reveals it to his friend, Karma, who too discovers then, that one can do anything through the power of faith & belief.

Indian Premiere:
The film had its Indian Premiere at the International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2015 where it was widely appreciated for its originality of content and form.

International Premiere:

The film had it’s International Premiere at The University of Manchester, UK in 2015 where it received amazing reviews for it’s ambiguous narrative avoiding obvious melodrama, powerful use of music and excellent cinematic storytelling!

2 Films from Shimla Win Top Awards at Pink City Film Festival, Jaipur

The local youth of Shimla has once again proved their talent by winning 2 Top Prizes at Pink City Film Festival in Jaipur 2016.

Best Indian Film Award:Boys Dont Wear Nailpolish!” by Siddharth Chauhan

Actors: Kamayani Bisht & Manan thakur (Locals)
Story: A mother’s battle against gender stereotyping to protect her child’s individuality but how far will she go to defeat the established order of things?

Viewers Choice Award: “Ram Bharose” by Aryan Harnot & Manwar Rana (Locals)

Actors: Kedar Thakur & Mukesh Lakhta
Story: A social satire which revolves around a small town shopkeeper ram bharose who is fed up of people spitting, urinating and littering in front of his shop everyday.

Shimla is slowly and steadily making it’s mark on the canvas of Parallel Indian Cinema.

Both films from Shimla and by a local crew and cast.

Siddharth Chauhan, s/o B.S. Chauhan, from Rohru, based in shimla, has been making films since past 4 years and is known for his innovative style and bold storytelling. Slowly and steadily, now, many people are getting inspired to experiment with films in Shimla. All his films have been based in Shimla and have taken the local culture, talent and scenic beauty to countries like Sarajevo, England, USA, Belarus, Italy, Durham, Indonesia, Paris and New Zealand making him the 1st Independent Filmmaker from Himachal Pradesh to have consistently taken his locally produced films outside India!

Aryan Harnot whos real name is Girish, was born in Sunni region of shimla, is an Actor and has appeared in many mainstream TV serials like Betab India, Phulwa, Chotti Dulhan, Parwarish, Fear Files, Tun Dena Sath Mera, Crime Patrol, Haunted Nights etc. His father Shri S R Harnot is a very renowned writer from Himachal Pradesh. “Ram Bharose” was his first creation as a writer and director.

Coincidentally both Siddharth and Aryan have studied from Dayanand Public School, Shimla.

Delicious Aloo Chat Shop in Sujanpur Tihra

Aloo Chat (chole), tikki Shop in Sujanpur Tihra is one of most famous shop and whenever we get chance to visit Sujanpur Tihra never forget to eat Aloo chat chole . Since our childhood we never forget this shop. It looks very small shop. If you visit any time during the day you can see huge queue. Schools or colleges students always in the queue in the shop and eats Aloo chola, tikki Chaat which are very testy. We don’t know how exactly they prepare all the items which is Aloo Chole, Aloo Tikki, Smosa, Dhai Bhala etc.

aloo tikki chaat shop

All the people who are belong to Sujanpur Tihra like Alampur, Thural, Jangal Beri and many others near wise. If they visit Sujanpur they love to eat Aloo chole in this shop. We stays in Delhi and whenever we visit our home town we eat Aloo Chole special shop.  During this holi festival again got a chance.

We hope if you read this article and if you get a chance to visit Sujanpur Tihra dont forget to visit Sonu Chat Bhandar is one of the best shop for Aloo chat

What to Buy in Shimla While Travelling

People visit Shimla to enjoy their holidays, Vacations, Honeymoon tour , winter seasons, summer seasons. If you visit Shimla whatever resason you dont forget to your family, friends or loveones. What to buy in Shimla for them?.  There are many Shopping places in Shimla where people enjoy to buy huge variety of things in Mall road,  Lakkar Bazaar, The lower bazaar  etc. Where you can get artificial, handicrafts like Himachali caps, pullan, the woolen shawls, wooden crafts etc.

You can buy lot of items like bags, jewelries, rugs, caps, woolen items. sweaters and socks, which are very traditional of Himachal.

Folowing are major attractions in Shimla

  • The Shimla State Museum
  • Naldehra
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Kufri
  • The Scandal Point, Ridge
  • Narkanda
  • Mall Road
  • Jakhoo temple
  • Chail
  • Lakkar Bazaar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holi Festival at Sujanpur Tihra 2016

As all of you know very well every year the national level famous Holi festival celebrates in Sujanpur Tihra in District Hamirpur. This year also Holi fair is going on Sujanpur ground “Chogaan”. The event began in a wonderful way in the presence of the Chief Minster Shri Virbhadra Singh inaugurated the festival. This year decorated elephants, horses and camels etc. Top personalities were also present on this occasion.

 

Sujanpur holi

Our team member also visited the Holi festival in Sujanpur Tihra and saw huge crowd was there in the ground was full of crowd. Different type of the counters, Nights programs was ultimate. if You see the road was full and all the vehicles were parking in Sujanpur Ground in proper way. All the generation of People very excited in see the Holi fair in Sujanpur. They ware coming from Hamirpur, Kangra, Mandi and many other near by areas. All kinds of the products, cloths, electronic products were available in the fair. Small and Big size of Jhulas seen there and people were very excited.

 

Holi sunjapur thira

 

 

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