Ellanar Films announces that its historical saga titled Unheard has been selected for screening at the 11th edition of the Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival (DSPFF). It marks the second period drama for the Production House, headed by Radhika Lavu, filmmaker of the famed Gods of Dharmapuri (G.O.D), a critically acclaimed hit web series streaming on Zee5 OTT platform.
Driven by the success of its previous Telugu gangster crime drama G.O.D, that captivated the pulse of audiences everywhere, Ellanar Films has now forayed into the historical drama segment with the period piece. Set in the backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle, it is an intense exploration of various themes such as freedom, communal harmony as well as the very ideologies that constitute the soul of a nation.
The content of Unheard is set to break the mould of traditional storytelling, and is all about exploring the human psyche, especially during a time of national tribulation, and understanding the power of conversation.
It is written & directed by Aditya K.V, who is the author of mytho-historical book ‘Diatya Diaries’. Some of the artists to feature in this project include Chandni Chowdhary, Srinivas Avasarala, Priyadarshi, Ananda Chakrapani and Bala Aditya, amongst others.
Radhika Lavu, Founder & Managing Director of Ellanar Films, said, “It is a huge honor for our team to be nominated for the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival. We are indeed thrilled to be part of a film festival that is so coveted and is a true celebration of cinema.
“Unheard is extremely close to my heart, because as a filmmaker, one finds that the Indian Freedom Movement has much to offer, in terms of reflection, understanding the true essence of self-sacrifice and the extraordinary real-life tales that can inspire generations to come. I am proud to that our work that aims to stir poignant conversations on freedom is being recognized on this esteemed platform,” Lavu said.
This second period venture for the production house Ellanar Films is its next ambitious project post the success of G.O.D. Apart from its official selection for the DSPFF, which is known to inspire and champion the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists & celebrate the brilliance of the Indian film industry, Ellanar is also noted for its out of the box advertising concepts and corporate films, nationally aired commercials for several brands.