We are writing to you with regards to a short film we are making called MEGHA, the story of a KashmiriPandit woman who has to go back to Kashmir after 20 years and confront her past, in a land were notmuch has changed.Since the end of 1989, 300,000 Kashmiri Pundits, constituting 99% of the total population of Hindusliving in Muslim majority area of the Kashmir Valley, were forcibly pushed out of the Valley by Muslimterrorists. They have been forced to live the life of exiles in their own country, outside their homeland, byunleashing a systematic campaign of terror, murder, loot and arson.The Jammu and Kashmir Government, Government of India and the leading International Human RightsOrganizations have failed squarely to protect the Kashmiri Pundits against Islamic terrorism.
Megha is a story of two women separated by circumstances. A Kashmiri Pandit woman (Megha) who had to abandon her own home and became a part of the neglected statistics of an internal refugee and amuslim woman (Rubina) who stayed in the valley were the dark clouds of fear and repression stayed forever.
CAST: Juhi Chawla, Manisha Koirala & Sanjay SuriLOCATION: Srinagar, Kashmir
Producer: Sanjay Suri and Onir
Story Screenplay: Urvi JuvekarDOP: Arvind Kannabiran
Music : Mithoon
STATUS: Pre production, shooting to commence by Mid
We believe that independent cinema exists to give a voice to those working against the tide and outside thesystem. MEGHA is one of five short films directed by Onir to tackle important issues ignored bymainstream Indian cinema. Our idea is to release each film for educational/awareness/festival purposesand eventually compile all five short films into one release for the general audiences.These topics are too important to let slide into the shadows. We at Anticlock Films call upon individuals,corporate houses, and NGOs who share in our indignation to join our cause in shedding light upon suchdaily tragedies. We want this project to be a completely independent, community endeavor free fromstudio criteria like star-power and opening weekend sales. This is a movement towards cinema that hascontent- entertains by way of enriching oneself.