Cast

BOMAN IRANI

as
‘Kailash Satyarthi’

Tannishtha Chatterjee

as
‘Priti Vyas’

DIVYA DUTTA

as
‘Sunita Bhartiya’

SANJAY SURI

as
DM Sanjay Bhartiya

GOVIND NAMDEV

as
‘Ram Prasad’

JOY SENGUPTA

as
SDM Akhilesh

AKHILENDRA MISHRA

as
Shivlal Chakiya’

BACHHAN PACHERA

as
Rahim Chacha’

YATIN KARYEKAR

as
‘Sipahi’

VIKRAM SINGH

as
‘Lakhna’

SANCHITA GOSWAMI

as
‘Phullorani

SAILESH DUBEY

as
‘Mohan

AARTI JHA

as
‘Jhalki’

GORAKSHA SAKPAL

as
‘Babu

Main Credits

IMPACT ADVISORS

  • Rashmi Lamba
  • Caroline Lieberman
  • Priya Samant
  • Mamta Mandal

PRODUCTION COMPANIES

Mobius Films
Of beat Media Guide (produced by)  

DISTRIBUTORS

  • Panorama Studios (2019) (India Theatrical)
  • House of Film (Worldwide)
  • JL Film Entertainment Limited (China, Hong Kong & Taiwan)

About the Director

Brahmanand Singh

BRAHMANAND S SIINGH, FOUNDER-CHAIRMAN & CEO, MOBIUS FILMS

Brahmanand is a very unique combination of being an outstanding, multiple award-winning and well-recognized filmmaker, a vastly published author, a speaker, a visionary and an entrepreneur based out of Mumbai. He is the source of the vision, energy, drive and passion that Mobius thrives on.

Best known for his films like Jhalki: Tale of a Tireless Sparrow, a lyrical story of lost childhood, Kaagaz Ki Kashti, a biopic on legendary ghazal maestro Jagjit Singh and his National-Award winning (among many other awards and accolades) biopic on RD Burman, Pancham Unmixed: Mujhe Chalte Jaana Hai, which continues to enjoy a sweeping cult, critical and popular acclaim across viewing platforms.

"Life is a story we tell we tell to others and ourselves... make sure it's well-told!"

Singh often brings out insightful, exploring and reflective dimensions in the subjects that excite him, bringing out its core essence in a soulful and captivating manner. His next feature films Surmayee Shaam, Rumi’s Secret and some compelling web series initiatives are under development.

He has also initiated a few path-breaking ventures — a series of well-researched, grippingly-told, tastefully-presented and thoroughly-distributed Series of Biopics and a platform of compelling stories in the form of personal films under his wing called HighLife Films.

Director’s words

When we had set out to do Jhalki, we did have a vision and a mission to have it hugely circulated, create massive awareness for the cause of human trafficking and child labour, and make a difference through the film to the overall cause that people like Kailash Satyarthi have dedicated their life to.

Making the film was not easy, on many counts … and playing the regular, commercial release game was even more difficult. But what Jhalki the film has started to achieve may soon become a case study in times to come to firm up an emerging genre called Cinema for Change. For the first time in film history, we have an opening credit which lists Impact Advisors, who are taking the film to some of the most powerful International platforms where the film is shown, debated and spin-offs and action planned. The same is happening with the Mukti Karavan Association the Kailash Satyarthi Children Foundation (KSCF) and Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), which is taking the film to deep interiors in its own vans and also with tie ups with Picture Time, a most innovative way of reaching out into the interiors and giving everyone a multiple experience.

 

 

The best part is since the schools have found the film, after Taare Zameen Par, one of the most relevant films to have come to us in terms of creating Awareness, Responsibility & Action sense through entertainment. The film inspires the young minds who are excited to make a difference in their own ways and inculcate, through the film, in them, qualities of leadership – goal, focus, courage, patience, problem-solving mindset and an ability to relate abstract concepts with real life situations. NGOs are, in a slightly different ways, again helping us reach the films to their network.

Our grateful thanks to everyone who has helped us make the film and take the film forward into its purpose realm, most of all to our producer / co-producer partners and collaborators who have come forward to do their bit to help the film reach out to millions and impact change.

– Brahmanand S Siingh, Director–Producer, Jhalki

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About the Producers

Annand Chavan

ANNAND CHAVAN, PRODUCER, JHALKI

With over 30 years of experience in the media sector, Mr. Annand Chavan has worked across the industry in various capacities covering business planning and execution. He has been instrumental in heading the entire talent and celebrity circuit for Endemol across their biggest properties like 11 Seasons of Bigg Boss Hindi and 7 Seasons of Fear Factor, Master Chef Season 5 & 6, The Voice India, Ultimate Beastmaster Season 2 on Netflix & many more.

Under his leadership Endemol Shine India ventured into Marathi content production. Also launched 2 seasons of Bigg Boss Marathi successfully in Maharashtra. In 2016 Mr. Annand Chavan started his own media company – Of-beat Media Guide – OMG. Of-beat Media Guide – OMG is also ventured into movie production with the official remake of Marathi movie ‘Balak Palak’ into Telugu & Tamil languages.

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VINAYAK GAWANDE, CO-PRODUCER, JHALKI

With a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University, Mr. Vinayak Gawande is backed by over 30 years of experience in the taxation, law and finance industry. Currently as the Director, he heads tax and legal matters at Talwalkars, he also manages hospitality for a 3 star hotel at Khandala. Mr. Gawande is also on the board of Governing Council of Beauty & Wellness Skill Sector Council, Ministry of Skill Development, Govt of India.

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JAYESH PAREKH, CO-PRODUCER, JHALKI

Jayesh co-founded Sony Entertainment Television, a major television network launched in collaboration with Sony Japan. Prior to that he spent over 12 years at IBM in various senior technical, marketing and business development positions based in Houston and Singapore.

He is an active angel investor with investments in various Venture Capital Funds in Silicon Valley and start-up enterprises across the broad technology and media space. Jayesh is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at INSEAD, a member of TiE Angels, and the Indian Angel Network, as well as a board member of Shemaroo Entertainment (media & entertainment, Sanctum) and also sits on the Investment Committee of Aavishkaar India II Fund, a social impact fund. Jayesh serves on the board of Milaap, a crowd-sourced lending platform and has recently authored a book, ‘What Shall We Do With All This Money?’

Laurels

Festivals So Far

  • North Texas Film Festival (NTFF 2019)
  • Singapore South Asian Film Festival (SgSAIFF 2019)
  • International Independent Film Awards Los Angeles (IIFA 2019)
  • New York India Film Festival (NYIFF 2019)
  • Tasveer South Asian Film Festival (TSAFF 2019)
  • A Show For A Change Film Festival (ASFCFF)
  • Indian International Film Festival Of Boston (IIFFB 2019)
  • Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati (IFFCINCY 2019)
  • Beirut International Film Festival (BIFF 2019)
  • Asian International Film Festival Arizona (AIFFA 2019)
  • Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival (VISAFF 2019)
  • International Freethought Film Festival (IFFF 2019)
  • Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY 2019)
  • Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF 2019)
  • Washington DC South Asian Film Festival (DCSAFF 2019)
  • International Film Festival Against Drug Abuse & Trafficking (IFFADAT 2019)
  • Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF 2020)
  • Diorama International Film Festival (DIFF)
  • International Screen Awards (ISA 2019)
  • Jagran Film Festival (JFF 2019)
  • Boston International Film Festival (BIFF 2019)
  • Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF 2020)
  • CMS 12th International Childrens Film Festival (ICFF 2020)
  • 17th FRAMES Film Festival (2019-2020)
  • UK Asian Film Festival 2020

Awards So Far

  • Best Original Screenplay Award at BIFF 2019
  • Best Feature Film Award at IFFCINCY 2019
  • Best Director Award at DCSAFF 2019
  • Best Cinematography Award at ASCFF 2019
  • Best Social Cause Film Award at IIFFB 2019
  • Best Screenplay Platinum Winners at IIFA 2019
  • Best Concept Platinum Winners at IIFA 2019
  • Best Cinematography Platinum Winners at IIFA 2019
  • Best Original Score Platinum Winners at IIFA 2019
  • Best Original Song Platinum Winners at IIFA 2019
  • Best Animated Visuals Platinum Winners at IIFA 2019
  • Platinum Award for International Feature Film at ISA 2019
  • Golden Emerging International Feature Film Award at ISA 2019

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