Official release poster
|Directed by||Ajay Saklani|
|Produced by||Ajay Saklani|
|Screenplay by||Ajay Saklani|
|Story by||Ajay Saklani|
|Starring||Aditi Charak, Vishal Parpagga, Rupeshwari Sharma, Asif Basra, Taranjit Kaur, Nitin Kapoor|
|Edited by||Manwar Rana|
Silent Hills Studio
|Distributed by||PCU Pvt Ltd|
|Language||Himachali and Hindi|
Saanjh (transl. An evening) is a 2017 Indian Himachali language drama film, directed by Ajay Saklani. This is the first feature film in Himachali Language to be released in cinema halls and is introducing Aditi Charak, Vishal Parpagga and Rupeshwari Sharma. The film also features two well known Bollywood actors Asif Basra and Taranjit Kaur.
Before its release, on 14 April 2017 film received Best feature film award at Borrego spring Film festival held in California, U.S. Saanjh is one of the highest rated film in IMDb and Facebook.
A 16-year-old girl living in a metro city is forcefully taken to a remote village in Himalayas where she finds her lonely grandmother as a companion to share their solitude.
Set in the beautiful Kullu valley of Himachal Pradesh, Saanjh follows the journey of Sanju, a 16-year-old city girl who becomes the victim of bogus social-media posts. When her father discovers a compromising online video in which Sanju supposedly features, he consigns her to their remote ancestral village to stay with her grandmother. Isolated and dejected, Sanju encounters ill-mannered house guest Jonga and finds surprising solace in his company. Unable to adjust to the village lifestyle, she hatches a plan to escape the village with help of Jonga, but need time to raise enough cash. Meanwhile, Sanju slowly begins to understand her grandmother’s pain—living a secluded life with almost no contact with her children—and a deep bond grows between them. When the grandmother falls sick, the film focuses on one unforgettable Saanjh (evening) in which they are caught between light and darkness.
- Aditi Charak as Saanjh Thakur aka Sanju
- Vishal Parpagga as Jonga
- Rupeshwari Sharma as Dadi
- Asif Basra as Shamsher Thakur
- Taranjit Kaur as Sanju's Mom
- Amit Patyal as Tinku
- Dhirendra Singh Rawat as Bodhi
- Sumit Sharma as Pradhan
- Tanu Bhardwaj as Pradhanan
- Hoshiar Singh Gautam as Lala
- Medhavini Sharma as Unknown Girl
Saanjh film is shot in Fortis Hospital, Mohali, Punjab and in various places of Himachal Pradesh. Most of the part of the film is shot at Shangarh Village in Sainj Valley which comes under The Great Himalayan National Park area in district Kullu of Himachal Pradesh. A few shots are from Lahul & Spiti and Mandi districts. Saanjh is the most beautiful creation presenting the beauty of Himachal Pradesh the best way.
|Soundtrack album by |
|Released||4 February 2018|
|Genre||Feature film soundtrack|
|Label||Silent Hills Studio|
The soundtrack of Saanjh comprises 5 songs composed by Gaurav Guleria while the lyrics of which have been written by Adarsh Dhiman, Shreya Shah and Ajay Saklani.
|1.||"Dheeme Dheeme"||Adarsh Dhiman||Pavitra Chari||05:37|
|2.||"Deva Mere"||Adarsh Dhiman||Mohit Chauhan||04:19|
|3.||"Dil Jo Kahe"||Shreya Shah||Pavitra Chari & Gaurav Guleria||04:00|
|4.||"Puchhe Amma"||Ajay Saklani||Mohit Chauhan & Pavitra Chari||05:05|
|5.||"Saanjh"||Adarsh Dhiman||Pavitra Chari||03:11|