Help us to raise funds for CHHOTU-Film based on true events.

By Raghav Diwan

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CHHOTU-A SHORT FILM BASED ON TRUE EVENTS 


Chhotu is inspired from real life events of young street magicians. Magic! We are not sure whether you are aware or not, but we don’t have many institutions where one can learn magic. A young lad whose circumstances don’t support to take this craft as carrier. Through his passion and ability to observe, how he fulfills his dream to be a performer, how a shy introvert boy becomes an entertainer, how his desire to eat lots of ice-cream becomes a trick to play with minds. To watch this film unfold on screen, please do support the cause and help us.

 

Director-


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 A WWI graduate, Abhimanyu is a competent filmmaker. His debut short film KATHAKAAR has achieved a rare feat of being a Semi-Finalist in the Foreign Narrative category of the 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards, Oscars. Besides Oscars, it’s Finalist at the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards, 2017 too. Overall it has got 13 awards and has been screened in 30 renowned international film festivals. “Kathakar” is still considered to be one of the finest short films digitally released short film in recent 5 years. After Kathakaar, Abhimanyu went on to make two extremely successful short films, ‘Jangle Bells’ and ‘Queen of Hearts’. He has also made two acclaimed documentaries- Rajesh Deewana & Beyond the Tides. He has successfully collaborated with renowned film and media personalities like Piyush Mishra, Darshan Jariwala, Smita Jayakar, Namit Das, Monali Thakur, Sumeet Vyas, Manasi Parekh and Priya Banerjee on various projects.


Films Directed by Abhimanyu Kanodia

 

Lead Cast

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1. Sheena Chohan-After Sheena Chohan won a title Miss Universe India - I am She 2010-"I am voice" (Best expression and audience connectivity) ,she was nominated as Best Actress at the Shanghai and Dubai Film Festivals and played the lead in 6  films, including 3 by National Award Winning Directors.

Sheena was in Hollywood for 6 months in 2016 where she shot short films, a music video, a Tv commercial, an episode of a Hollywood tv show pilot and a Web film. Sheena Chohan was selected for the cover of the 2nd edition of the newly relaunched Celebrity Magazine. The first edition featured John Travolta

After many years of Theater performances and studying at Actor Prepares, She trained with one of the finest acting schools in Los Angeles - The Acting Center, where she upgraded her skills as an actress.

Recently, she shot a Comedy Web film with famous Impressionist/ comedian Jim Meskimen, which released in July2017

Recently Netflix featured her film Ant Story, of which she was the star.

Showreel : https://youtu.be/jj0jvozTvOo
A Hollywood short film /Tv pilot clip , shot in LA:
https://youtu.be/pYrf5_XyS8w


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2. Raghav Diwan- At the age 15, Raghav left home went to pursue his carrier to become a magician. This story is inspired by real life events of Raghav Diwan. Raghav Diwan has currently acted in more than 70 short films and commercials. He has been a prominent theater artist for  past 3 years. Raghav recently worked with Pooja Bhatt for Moto G5 Plus music video. He has attended FICCI FRAMES 2017 as a panellist for Digital Dream Session. He has also got Best actor in international film festivals such as Moto Spotlight 2.0, Nexgtv Spotlight, Cinibees International Award etc.


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3. Nafees Hussain- One of the finest magician of India. He has traveled more than 32 countries to perform magic in various cities. Many Bollywood celebrities are very big fan of his mind-blowing magic tricks.


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4. Aditya Agnihotri- Aditya is a man of many interests. He has been trained to perform full length with multiple characters solo plays for past 3 years. He also holds mime acting experience with Mr. Niranjan Goswami. Besides acting, Aditya is a film distributor. His experience of digital medium is certainly going to be very helpful for our upcoming projects.  


The budget of the film is always a concern for budding filmmakers. Help us by contributing in accomplishing our first project as a team.


To make this film, based on true events a reality, please contribute. We are hopeful that you would deem this project worthy of your contribution.


Thank you very much.

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