Afaq Khan | Correspondent
New Delhi: The first mainstream Sanskrit film in world cinema “Aham Brahmasmi” & the success meet of the glorious film “Rashtraputra” – Showcased at Cannes film festival (Marche Du Film) France on 21st May 2019.
The ceremony was headed by Writer-Director-Actor Aazaad and special guests of the ceremony are Prof. R. C. Kuhad (Vice-Chancellor – Central University of Haryana), Dr. Hari Ram Mishra (Senior Educationalist – Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), Shri Jay Prakash Gautam (Uttar Kshetriya Sangathan Mantri, Samskrita Bharati).
20th July 2019 at Constitutional Club of India- Unbelievable, but yes true… Finally, we have a movie, in the world’s oldest language ‘Sanskrit’- Aham Brahmasmi. Written & directed by the much-celebrated filmmaker Aazaad & Produced by Kamini Dube along with the legendary film company The Bombay Talkies Studios founded by the pillar of Indian cinema Shri Rajnarayan Dube in 1934. The movie has all key ingredients of mainstream Hindi cinema viz. patriotism and drama in its core. The motto behind making the film is to make and prove that the Sanskrit language is relevant even for today. The movie blends tradition and modernity. Sanskrit in literature begins and ends with a certain shloka…Keeping this in mind, the makers have ensured that the film starts and ends with Shloka. When asked about creating history in world cinema, Aazaad said “Sanskrit is the language of Gods. I wanted to create a history and by God’s grace, I have done that by directing the world’s first Sanskrit movie. We all should love, respect and give priority to our own culture. Why are we forgetting our own traditions and culture where-as people from different countries are trying to follow our Indian Culture”.
Filmmaker Aazaad said the vision behind showcasing the film Rashtraputra at Cannes was to spread the thoughts and ideologies of the greatest Indian revolutionary Chandrashekhar Azad. He also quoted that each and every human being, young or old, male or female, citizens of any country, any region and religion must have the thought and respect for their respective country. The film Rashtraputra has been produced by legendary film company The Bombay Talkies Studios and Kamini Dube.
Filmmaker Aazaad also said that this is the high time to re-invent and restore the Sanatan culture and values through Dev Bhasha Sanskrit to preserve our divine identity and existence. Aazaad roars in his baritone that India is not merely a piece of land but a divine entity, one should live and die for the motherland. We are the fortunate descendants of the great sages who had created Vedas, Upanishads and the ultimate wisdom when the whole world was living in primitive stages. For us, the whole world is our family. Our thoughts, actions, and voices represent and strengthen the world brotherhood, peace and wisdom. It is a matter of great hope that in this commercial world of movies, Aazaad has come forward with such an extraordinary subject of all time i.e Aham Brahmasmi.
The remarkable film is produced by Kamini Dube who is among the most eminent female personalities, who encourages the real spirit in film making to unite the World Cinema by joining hands with the legendary film company, The Bombay Talkies Studios. The film is presented by pillar of Indian Cinema ‘Rajnarayan Dube’, one of oldest finance company of India, ‘Dube Industries’ established in 1929, International Trust ‘Bombay Talkies Foundation’, ‘World Literature Organization, Aazaad Federation’ and above all one of the oldest organization ‘Vishwa Sahitya Parishad’ which was established in 1922 by Nationalist Kumari Chhavi Devi. It’s an honor and privilege to share the significant news of the Indian cinema.