India | Feature | 2h 8min |Fiction |Hindi/Gujarati with English subtitles
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Dhh is a heartwarming story of 3 friends (Gungun, Bajrang & Vakil) and their journey towards realising their true potential.
An afternoon of sauntering leads them to a magic show and leaves them awestruck. Magic, it seems is a solution for all their problems including mathematics !
The boys write to the Magician asking him for a trick to ace their examinations. Days go by and times get tougher with punishments at school and warnings at home.
All hope is lost, but one fine day the Magician replies! His letter arrives with a parcel that claims to hold the key to cracking their examinations.
Can this be true? In pursuit of learning from magic Gungun and his friends soon realise, that there is a lot more learning to be done from life itself.
Manish Saini graduated from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad in 2009, specializing in Film and Video Communication. It is here that he discovered and channelized his love for story telling into crafting films. He is inspired by the nuances of daily life and has an eye for seeing whimsy and splendour in the seemingly ordinary and mundane happenings around him. He sees cinema as a mirror to real life, his work so far presents characters and humdrum situations through the lens of humour and irony. He aspires to tell stories that are rooted in Indian life and have a mass appeal but at the same time are equally thought provoking. Manish’s student work has won awards and was showcased in many Indian Film Festivals.
Manish founded ‘Amdavad Films’ in 2016 with the intent of realising the project “Dhh”. The production house was founded in collaboration with young entrepreneurs who consist of writers, visualisers, cinematographers, editors, animators and production designers. Amdavad films aims to contribute to the growth of Gujarati Cinema.
Childhood is not just a time or a phase in our lives but rather a place in our minds that we often revisit. The story of ‘Dhh’ hopes to take its audience on a nostalgic journey to the days of innocence and unquestioned faith. It is dedicated to all those who as kids believed that magic can truly solve the bigger problems in life.
The film tries to convey that a true victory is when you find happiness and not when you score 99/100 and that real success is when you make progress and not just stand 1st in class.
Life is an addition of many small instances that seem insignificant, but time often adds them up to teach us immeasurable lessons. The process of learning from life is --w-he-re-t-he -m-ag-ic -h-ap-pe-ns-,- th-is-s-to-ry-a-spi-re-s -to m-agnify this magical experience.
Director & Writer - Manish Saini
Story - Aditya Vikarm Sengupta & Manish Saini
Director of Photography - Prahlad Gopakumar
Editor - Niraj Voralia
Music - Meghdhanush
Lyrics - Juzar Shabbir
Sound Designer - Bishwadeep Dipak Chatterjee
Background Music - Sagar Desai
Sync Sound - Jitamitra Jena
Executive Producer - Ajay Kannaujiya
Production Designer - Pritesh Maru
Costume Designer - Ganesh Ghani
Production Head - Aniruddh Rahevar
Dialogue - Parth Trivedi, Ninad Parikh & Manish Saini