The quiet city of Ahmedabad comes alive during the nine nights of Navratri- a dance festival celebrated nationally in India.
Krishna, an economist questioning certain choices she’s made in her life, meets Alia, a friend’s cousin from Delhi. A plate of sweet golgappas and a song leads to more and the two strangers decide to ditch the loud Navratri event and walk the city, carrying conversations about love, home, religion, fears and falling for each other as the night grows.
Every choice made is another choice forgone, leading to a different reality- a reality where this night might not have happened.
Aarti is a graduate from Pune, holding a major in Film & Television. After working for almost three years now with Green Chutney Films as a Director and Writer of Ad films, she tells a story close to home.
Co- Writer, Producer
He pretends to manage content at GCF, but secretly, he is a vampire whose blood is First malt. Writes, directs & procrastinates. Co-founder and creative producer at GCF.
Co-founder & producer at GCF. Loves gadgets, playing basket ball, fixing broken things, reading about cognitive science/machine learning. When not working you’ll often find Rahul trail running or walking his mildly aggressive furbaby, Bailey.
Film editor at heart, Manan loves listening to stories & discovering photo-essays. Co-founder and creative producer at GCF.
Executive Producer, Casting
The person to call to get things done. She is a killer baker. She has broad palette as she handles casting, PR & manages production. Three words to describe her? Selfless, supportive, sincere & maybe just a little bit sappy.
STILLS FROM THE FILM
Director of Photography
A passionate cinematographer, a creative enthusiast, an avid learner. Nishant is all of these and more. A true all-rounder, whose love for cinema is rivalled only by his penchant for adventure, photography and travel.
THE SONG WE SANG was conceptualized a year ago as a five-minute sketch between two strangers who meet one night and fall in love. The idea was as simple as it could get and as my first film, I knew this was the story I wanted to tell- an honest attempt at bringing the energy between two strangers on screen.
It had to be a story about two women. The thought of two women in their ghagras freely roaming the city, sharing a safe space and falling in love was a thought that instinctively came to me. The attempt was to normalize the relationship independent of a social message and just let the two characters breathe. Even while writing the film, my co-writer- Chintan and I were conscious of writing every conversation with this thought and nuance.
Navratri was always a backdrop of the film. Growing up in the city of Ahmedabad myself, I’ve always found Navaratri the one time when this otherwise conservative and rigid city loosens up and comes to life. I remember looking forward to it as a teenager because those nine nights of the year would feel like the most liberating and happy nights. It is this liberation and warmth that one feels on such a night that I wanted to bring on the screen between these two women who are lost in their own ways.