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“Shackle” depicts how tradition can bring a drastic change in normal life. Long before partition, village councils passed ordinances after which a so called baseborn Muslim community Mehar banished girls from getting married in other communities but the choice of marring girls outside their community was still open for boys the idea behind this law was to maintain purity of Mehar blood.

After 1947 India-Pakistan partition many of Mehar villages went to Pakistan even then crossing borders and arranging marriages continued for a few years but due to government interventions a day came when they had completely lost connections with their relatives across the border. Consequently number of marriageable males went even lower for Mehar girls. Now most of those lived rest of their life unmarried or were forced to marry old men. By the time village councils felt the disaster it was too late.

Instead of uprooting the cause they passed another law in panic which was a solution in their view but they didn’t foresee that this will make situation worse only. Now for the sake of keeping girls with the clan, mature girls had to marry teen boys or kids.

The ill effects of this tradition on women and kids of society have been conveyed through “Shackle”.

The grim journey of the protagonists viz. Abeera (26 yrs) and Kesar (11 yrs) in under shade of this malpractice has been named “Shackle”

Director’s Profile:

 Dedipya Joshii has graduated from Rajasthan University (INDIA), had join film industry as Asst. Director in 1992, where he has learned cinema and television before directing his first television series in 1999. In last 16 years he has directed 7 TV series, 35 documentaries, 250 advertisement films and 3 short films Named Aaghaat (shattered) & Bhookh.. Life is not a story & Idiot.

He has done and Indo-French Hindi Feature Film as Chief Asst. Director in year 2005, Shot in 35MM/1.85 ratios named “Darpan Ke Peechhe” (Le Petit Peintre du Rajasthan). He got “Best Short Film Award” for his Short film Named “Bhookh. Life is not a story” at “SABFF-2007” Cape Town. He has directed his first feature film named “SAANKAL” (Shackle) in this year and sending it to film festivals.

Festivals /Awards

(A) 20th Indie Gathering International Film Festival –Aug.2015
(B) 20th Indie Gathering International Film Festival –Aug.2015 –Nomination for best female lead category.

(C) Capetown & Winelands Film Festivals, Sept.2015
(D) Indian Film Fest of Ireland-2015 –Sept.15
(E) The International Film Festival Of Toronto –0ct.2015
F) Milan International Film Festival, Italy –Nov..2015

CAST: CHETAN SHARMA, TANIMA BHATTACHARYA, HARISH KUMAAR, MILIND GUNAJI, JAGAT SINGH

 DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY:- RAUT JAYWANT MURLIDHAR

 FILM EDITOR:- JEETU RALL

SOUND DESIGNERS:- RUDRA-SHANKAR

 SONGS COMPOSERS:- NISHANT KAMAL VYAS & SHIVANG UPADHYAY

 DIALOGUE:- SHIPRA MAHARSHI 

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