‘फिल्म बनती है…और बनाती भी है!’ is a memoir written on the making of the popular film ‘Kalichaat’. Since its initial release, it has been awarded with 18 prestigious national and international film awards including the Platinum Reel Award at the Nevada International Film Festival. Written by Dr. Sonal Sharma, this book beautifully and quite interestingly documents the entire process behind a film’s production.
Running for a crisp 70-minutes and shot in just 7 days of incredible effort, Kalichaat is unlike any other film you might have watched. It is one of the most critically acclaimed Indian films of recent times in both national and international circles. The makers of the movie, with brilliant sensitivity and honesty, delve deep into the distress and suffering of Indian farmers. In फिल्म बनती है…और बनाती भी है!, the author Dr. Sonal Sharma who is also the scriptwriter of the film, takes readers behind the scenes through the movie’s development and brings to life the trials and tribulations, the triumphs and elations involved in the making of a film on a sensitive topic with limited resources.
The book stands as a testimony to the dedication and hard work of everyone associated with the film as well as a tribute to the sensitivity, honesty and tireless spirit of its maker, Sudhanshu Sharma.
Dr. Sonal Sharma is a social worker and an independent writer. She is well versed in various forms of creative writing and has explored many topics and genres through her writing. Her poems and articles have been published in many popular publications around the world. She has also been a scriptwriter for various documentary films. Her poetry anthology ‘पता नहीं’ was launched in 2015 and received rave reviews. For her first feature film Kalichaat, she has won Best Script Writer Award at the Free Spirit Film Festival McLeod Ganj (Himachal Pradesh) and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival, Pune.