Girish Harnot wins  Award in Goa Festival

Shimla artist’s Himachali short film ‘Ram Bharose’ wins best film award at International Film Carnival 2016

SHIMLA- Girish Harnot, another talented artist from Himachal Pradesh made the state proud by winning best movie award at International Goa film carnival for his short film Ram Bharose. The film was rated best in the ‘social awareness’ category. Shot in Mashobra, the theme of the movie is inspired for cleanliness campaign.

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Three-day ‘International Short Film Carnival 2016’ in Panjim, Goa was organized by Goa Talkies from June 17 to 19 at the Entertainment society of Goa, Campal Panaji Goa. Festival featured 110 Short films in different languages with, local, national and international entries shortlisted from the received 128 short films.

Girish, who was born in Sunni region of Shimla, is an actor and has appeared in more than a dozen of mainstream TV serials like Betab India, Phulwa, Chotti Dulhan, Parwarish, Fear Files, Tun Dena Sath Mera, Crime Patrol, Haunted Nights etc. Girish has also appeared in many TV commercials like Maggi, Audi A6, ICICI Bbank, Reliance, Pepsi, Big Bazar, McDonalds etc.

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Short Film Ram Bharose

However, “Ram Bharose” was his first creation as a writer and director. Surprisingly, he did not have any professional background in acting, but still Girish has found respectable place in the industry. He is the son of famous fiction writer SR Harnot. He went to Dayanand Public School in Shimla, and then completed an undergraduate course in journalism from IGNOU. He was inclined toward acting since childhood which led him to explore a career in this industry. He moved to Mumbai 12 years ago to pursue his dreams and hasn’t looked back since then. After a long struggle, Girish had begun to make news in dailies recently.

Aaryan said that it is really encouraging to win this award when there was a stiff a stiff competition. Moreover, Ram Bharose is their first movie as a director.

Harnot in a TV Serial

Harnot in a TV Serial

This short film is a social satire which revolves around ignorant people who keep spitting, urinating and littering anywhere shamelessly. The film depicts the mindset of such people.

Co-directed by Manwar Rana, “Ram Bharose” is the protagonist in the film. He conceives a unique way to put some check on such nuisance. He uses poster of God to dissuade people from littering in open. Ram Bharose’s character is brilliantly played by Kedar Thakur, a theater actor from Shimla. Other than him, Mukesh Lakhta also appeared in a small but noticeable character in the film. Aaryan gave all credit for this success to his team consisting of Shimlaties. Kedar was also nominated for best actor and Ashish Rana for best cinematographer category.
International Goa film carnival

The Jury at the film carnival comprised of eminent personalities from the film industry including Dharmanand Vernekar a noted Director, Sharmad Raiturcar, a very popular cinematographer and Director at Grey & Gram Advertising, Swapnil Shetkar with many other prominent personalities.

In future, Aaryan is looking forward to roll out more movies on social issues. He believes that Himachal is full of immense talent, which is mostly hidden and requires to be highlighted for more exposure.

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