Sikkim’s first ever Marwari film goes on floor

May 16th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS  

Gangtok, May 16 (IANS) “Khoto Sikko”, the first Marwari film to be made here highlighting the lives of the migrant Marwari community living in the state for generations, has gone on the floors. Producer-director Rakesh Somani says that the small budget family drama will create ripples at the box office.
“This is the first Marwari film being made by a Sikkimese. Marwari boy Raunak Somani from Gangtok plays the male lead. Sonia Seth, who is from Namchi in South Sikkim, is paired opposite him,” Somani, who is also directing the film, told reporters at the mahurat shot of the film Friday.

The film will be shot and made in Sikkim. B.P. Bagjai will work as the assistant director, while camerawork will be handled by Gechen Bhutia.

“The movies that are made in Jodhpur do not appeal to us who live in the Himalayan belt. There are many like us in the northeast region and other places who don’t understand the pure language used by the films that come out from Rajasthan. This is our film for our audiences,” said Somani, managing direcor of SK Audio vision Pvt Ltd.

Somani plans to wrap up the film this year and will have 80 percent of the shooting in the state. The rest will be shot in Rajasthan, Siliguri and Kakribhitta at Indo-Nepal border.

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