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Gujarati Theatre Person Abhishek Shah's National-Award Winning Film Hellaro Opens On 8th November...

November 1, 2019 10:43:59 AM IST
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Gujarati film Hellaro was announced as the Best Feature Film at the 66th National Film Awards this year. The film is set to release in cinemas on 8th November. It has been produced by Saarthi Productions in association with Harfanmaula Films (Ahmedabad).

13 actresses who have acted in the film have also received the Special Jury Award at the National Film Awards. This is the first Gujarati film to win both, Golden Lotus and Silver Lotus awards. The IFFI jury had selected Hellaro as the opening film at the 50th International Film Festival of India which will be held in Goa this November 2019.

Based on Gujarat's folk dance form, Garba, Hellaro focuses on the self-expression of women. The set of the film was created in the middle of the vast desert in the Kutch region of Gujarat. More than 450 costumes were prepared to give the traditional feel of life in Kutch and the shoot of the film lasted for 35 days in the scorching summer heat of Kutch's desert.


Hellaro is directed by Abhishek Shah who has been working in Gujarati theatre since the past 17 years as a writer, director, and actor. He has received numerous awards for his plays as well. The screenplay has been written by Abhishek Shah and Prateek Gupta.

Saumya Joshi who is a well-known poet-writer-playwright and writer of the Hindi film 102 Not Out and is also famous in the Gujarati theatre and poetry world, is the lyricist and dialogue writer of the film. Aayush Patel and Mit Jani are the creative and executive producers of the film. The music of the film is composed by Mehul Surti. Choreography has been done by the 'Dholi Taaro Dhol', 'Lahu Muh Lag Gaya' and 'Nagada Sang Dhol' fame Samir and Arsh Tanna.

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