The

     Song

          we

      

Sang

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.

 

TEASER

CAST

 

CREW

Aarti Neharsh

Director

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.

Chintan Bhatt

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.

Rahul Tejwani

Producer

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.

Manan Bhatt

Editor, Producer

Film editor at heart, Manan loves listening to stories & discovering photo-essays. Co-founder and creative producer at GCF.

Manashree Jani

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 

Nishant Gala

 

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.

 
 

Serena Walia

 Krishna

Ayushi Gupta 

Alia

 
 

DIRECTOR'S NOTE

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.

 

EVENTS TIMELINE

Upcoming Events

TBD
Premiere at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles - 2021
Location is to be decided
Premiere at Imagine India Film Festival - Madrid
Location is to be decided
Premiere at International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto
Virtual Premiere Premiere
Premiere at Kashish International Queer Film Festival - Mumbai
Virtual Premiere
European Premiere at London Indian Film Festival
Online Premiere

We are up for distribution!

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