Gautam Singh’s film GAON is a story about a village called Bharatgaon and how it transforms thanks to the changes around it. While the film is ready now, creating a village set up was no cakewalk for Gautam.
“That was a difficult task. We needed to find a village which looks secluded from the rest of the world. I searched almost for 6 months before I found this village called Ramgarh in a dense forest, surrounded by mountains near Jamshedpur in Jharkhand. This village is still completely cut off from the rest of the world, except for a dirt pathway. People from there hardly do any business with the outside world. They live a self-reliant life,” he says.
In fact, Ramgarh made Gautam a bit nostalgic as well. “That was how my own village looked 35 years ago. We worked for four months in Ramgarh prior to the shoot recreating the sets for GAON,” he says.
Well! these sets not only promise authenticity but are also a rare sight nowadays!
“Gaon The village no more” is directed by Gautam Singh, stars Shadab kamal, Neha Mahajan, Gopal K Singh, Rohit Pathak, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Omkar Das Manikpuri, Shishir Sharma, Praveena Deshpande. The film is slated to release on 26 October 2018.