Preksha Films released its first short film Thirtharaj Praygraj on India’s ancient city of Prayagraj on the eve of Basant Panchami.The film was released on the sidelines of Kumbh Mela as millions of people took the holy dip at the Triveni Sangam in Prayagaraj (Allahabad).
The Bharatiya Janata Party’s office at the Kumbh Mela in Sector-6 extended its dais for the launch of the film and its senior leaders encouraged the Preksha team on bringing out the beautiful movie on Prayagraj.
The BJP leaders and Smt R Rajalashmi, Managing Trustee IMCTF and Hindu Spiritual and Services Fair formally released the CD at the launch event attended by Suresh Narayanan, CEO of Preksha Films and team.
Hundreds of people watched the screening and stunned the city’s history and contemporary developments.
The short film Thirtharaj Prayagraj is fantastically depicting the culture of the ancient city. It vividly narrates the history, how the invaders ransacked the city and destroyed the Hindu temples and wiped out the Hindu identities and even the city’s name. The film narrates how Prayagraj was renamed as Allahabad by the then rulers and how the present chief minister Yogi Adithayanath restored the ancient name.
The short film captures the interwoven culture and practices of the Hindu religion in the city and the awesome Aarti at the banks of Varanasi. Hindu pop song “hara hara Gange Jai shiv Shankar” energizes viewers with its beat and great voice.
Padmashree Anup Jalota has rendered the voice for the film and narrates the story of the city.
The temples in Prayagraj are unique in its own way and each one has the great history as mentioned in the epics of Mahabharatha and Ramayana. Though the spiritual city changed with the times, but it never lost its charm and it’s history.
The world famous Kumbh Mela is happening in the city as per the cycle and cleansing of ones sins at the Triveni Sangam. The film’s crew captured the great moments and its spiritual vibrancy in every shot. The film’s director Srivastava had worked hard to bring out the details of the city’s culture.
It’s a must watch short film to understand the Hindu culture and its practices. The film is made in all major languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu and Kannada. The English version is coming out soon for the global audience.
Preksha Films’ CEO Suresh Narayanan says it’s a proud moment for the entire team for bringing out the short film at the time of Kumbh Mela. He hopes that millions of Hindus will acknowledge and encourage the effort. He also says Preksha Films will bring out short films on Hindu culture and it’s greatness as more such films are lined up and it will start work very soon.
Here is the song “Har Har Gange” from the movie
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