Special screening of ''Daayen Ya Baayen'' at Rajbhavan

Dehra Dun, Jan 11 (PTI) ''Daayen Ya Baayen'', which isbeing publicised as first Uttarakhandi film in Hindi, willhave a special screening for Governor Margaret Alva in thestate Rajbhavan tomorrow.

Set against the backdrop of an Uttarakhand village, thefilm would be shown tomorrow at an auditorium in the stateRajbhavan, director Bela Negi told reporters here.

Negi, who has also written the story, screen-play anddialogue of the film, said she made the film in Hindi insteadof local dialects of Garhwali and Kumaon as she wanted toreach out the wider audiences of the country.

The film, made with a budget of Rs 2 cr, would bereleased in Uttarakhand on Jan 14. However, it has already hitthe screens in New Delhi, Mumbai and Pune getting goodcritical response, she said.

Through the film, Negi said, she has touched variousissues like unemployment, migration, education, environmentand alcoholism, albeit in a light and humourous manner andclaimed that the people of hills would be able to identifythemselves with the characters.

The film has been shot in Chaukuri village and adjoiningareas of Pithoragarh district and 97 percent of its cast isfrom Uttarakhand.

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