Welcome Valentine 2017

The film explores the ideas of love, politics and Hindu religion in contemporary Ahmedabad, Gujarat through a priest who has been marrying off eloping couples in a Hanuman Temple. Not just eloping couples but also people from the LGBT community. Hirabhai Juguji (the priest) approaches love, marriage, politics and religion not just with extreme simplicity, but also extreme depth. His beliefs are very unusal compared to the orthodox and conservative beliefs priests are known to have in India and one is left wondering about ones own convictions. It is at his temple that the very complex ideas of love, religion and politics criss cross and contrast and turn into something wonderful.

Dhruv Satija is a film direction student at the National Institute of Design, India. He has worked as an Art Director on the feature film Moh Maya Money directed by Munish Bhardwaj starring Ranvir Shorey. He has also been the first Assistant Director on another feature film Time Out, produced by Viacom 18. He has also done production management on three Discovery Channel TV shows. Dhruv has directed two fiction films and two documentaries. His fiction films deal with insecurities of protagonists. They can be ignorant or confused, but are often the reasons for their own misery. His documentary titled Trackman was selected at Cut.In Students Film Festival held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The film is about a railway employee and his love for the Indian Railways. Dhruv aspires to create meaningful content for the evolving content industry. He wishes to work on both documentary and fiction films. He is keen on experimenting with Video Art.

Country
India
Year
2017
Length
16'43"
Original Language
Hindi
Directed By
Dhruv Satija
Produced by
National Institute of Design
Edited by
Dhruv Satija
Sound
Dhanashree Kolhe
Camera
Shreyas Dasharathe
Contact Info
National Institute of Design, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat - 380007

Email: dsatija@gmail.com
 

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