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National award winning film 'Hellaro' co-produced by three chartered accountants


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“Hellaro”, a Gujarati feature film produced by Saarthi Productions in association with Harfanmaula Films (Ahmedabad) was declared as the Best Feature Film at the National Film Awards which was conferred by the Government of India. The film also won the Special Jury Award for the Best Actress to all the 13 actresses of the film.
Ashish Patel produced the movie, which has been co-produced three co-producers, Aayush Patel, Prateek Gupta and Mit Jani, all of whom, interestingly, started their filmmaking journey after becoming Chartered Accountants in 2012.
“Hellaro” is directed by Abhishek Shah, who has been working in Gujarati theatre since the past 17 years as writer, director and actor and has received numerous awards for his plays. He has also worked as a casting director for 12 films.
“Hellaro” is a period drama based in Kutch and has been co-written by Abhishek Shah and Prateek Gupta. Gupta previously received the Best Debut Director Award, along with Mit Jani, at the 62nd National Film Awards for their non-feature film “Goonga Pehelwan”.
Based on Gujarat’s folk dance form, Garba, “Hellaro” focuses on self-expression of women with more than 12 actresses. The set of “Hellaro” was created in the middle of the vast desert in Kuran village, situated next to the Indo-Pak in Kutch.
Soumya Joshi, a well-known poet-writer-playwright and author of the Hindi film "102 Not Out", famous in the Gujarati theatre and poetry world, is lyricist and dialogue writer of the film. Music of the film is composed by Mehul Surti.
National Film Award winning choreographers Sameer Tanna and Arsh Tanna, famous for their choreography of songs "Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje" [‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’] and "Nagada Sang Dhol Baje" [‘Ram-Leela’], choreographed all the four songs of the film.

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