SHACKLE

In the middle of Thar Desert of Rajasthan, there was a village surrounded by its own rituals, Taboos and social obligations. There, any dilution in the blood due to inter-cast marriages resulted in violence.
Boys were allowed to get girls from other community as there brides & due to this their own community girls were aging. Then the leaders decided something weird, as per village’s new law, aging single girls were forced to marry boys of their children's age. Their belief was this way daughters of their community won't go outside & they can get girls from outside of their community, but kids like Kesar (11 Yrs) & young girls like Abeera (26 Yrs) became victims & they lost their childhood & seem of happily married to a suitable arch respectively. This is the film "Saankal" all about.

  • DEDIPYA JOSHII
    Director
  • DEDIPYA JOSHII
    Writer
  • SHIPRA MAHARSHI
    Writer
    Female writer
  • AANAND RATHORE
    Producer
  • DEDIPYA JOSHII
    Producer
  • CHETAN SHARMA
    Key Cast
  • TANIMA BHATTACHARYA
    Key Cast
  • SAMARTH SHANDILYA
    Key Cast
  • JAGAT SINGH
    Key Cast
  • HARISH KUMAR
    Key Cast
  • MILIND GUNAJI
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    SAANKAL
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 38 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    160,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    DIGITAL
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 20th The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
    Dean Memorial Parkway, hudson, oh, USA
    September 1, 2015
    WORLD PREMIER
    BEST FEATURE – FOREIGN DRAMA & BEST FEMALE LEAD
  • Los Angeles Cinefest
    Los Angeles
    September 20, 2015
    LA Premiere
    Official Selection
  • 6th Indian Film Festivals of Ireland
    IRELAND
    September 25, 2015
    IRELAND PREMIERE
    PERIPHERAL SCREENING-EXCELLENCY IN PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE
  • 7th Capetown & Winelands Film Festivals
    South Africa
    September 5, 2015
    South african premiere
    Nomination for Best Feature Film
  • The International Indian Film Festival Toronto
    TORONTO
    October 10, 2015
    NORTH AMERICAN
    NON COMPTETION SCREENING
  • Milan International Film Festival
    MILAN, ITALY
    November 4, 2015
    ITALY
    Nomination for Best Screenplay, Editing & Costume
  • Dehradun International Film Festival
    Dehrahun
    September 26, 2015
    Screening
    Trophy for Director
  • RUSSIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Sevastopol, Russian Federation
    October 24, 2015
    Russian Federation, ONLINE
    BEST FILM & BEST LEAD ACTRESS
  • INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
    Switzerland
    October 22, 2015
    ONLINE
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • LONDON SHOWS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    LONDON
    October 26, 2015
    ONLINE
    OFFCIAL SELECTION
  • SHAAN E AWADH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    LUCKNOW
    November 7, 2015
    INDIAN
    BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTRESS
  • KOLKATA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    KOLKATA
    November 18, 2015
    WEST BENGAL
    OUT OF COMPETITION
  • ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL
    ALEXANDRIA
    November 8, 2015
    VARGINIA
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • PFFM-PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL
    Melbourne, Australia
    November 11, 2015
    Australia Premiere
    Official Selection
  • BROKEN KNUCKLE FILM FESTIVAL
    Online
    November 23, 2015
    Online Film Festival
    Official Selection
  • WIPER FILM FESTIVAL
    New York
    October 23, 2015
    ONLINE
    OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • Delhi International Film Festival
    New Delhi
    December 8, 2015
    New Delhi Premier
    In Competition
  • Phoenix international film Festival
    Phoenix
    United States
    November 25, 2015
  • Jaipur International film festival
    jaipur
    India
    January 8, 2016
  • Kalyan International Film Festival
    Kalyan, Mumbai
    India
    February 20, 2016
    BEST STORY AWARD
  • Nashik International Film festival
    Nashik
    India
    March 20, 2016
    BEST NOTEWORTHY FILM AWARD
  • California Film Awards
    california
    United States
    April 24, 2016
  • DFW Indian Film Festivals
    Dallas
    United States
    February 19, 2016
  • HAIDA GWAII FILM FESTIVALS

    Colombia
    March 13, 2016
  • Colombia Bollywood International Festival
    Colombia
    United States
    March 26, 2016
  • HABITAT FILM FESTIVAL
    NEW DELHI
    India
    May 13, 2016
  • International Open Film Festival (IOFF)
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    June 12, 2016
    Bangladesh
    Best South Asian Film
  • Ekurhuleni International Film Festival
    EKURHULNI
    South Africa
    June 22, 2016
    South Africa
    Screening
  • INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MELBOURNE
    Melbourne
    Australia
    August 13, 2016
    Australian Premiere
    Screening
  • HARYANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    HISAR
    India
    September 8, 2016
    HARYANA PREMIER
    BEST LEAD ACTRESS (JURY) & BEST STORY
  • Short & Long Film Festival
    BENGALURU
    India
    November 5, 2016
  • The Biscope Global Film Festival
    JALANDHAR
    India
    November 8, 2016
  • Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati
    CINCINNATI
    United States
    November 13, 2016
  • Indian Stories Australian Screens
    MELBOURNE
    Australia
    December 3, 2016
  • Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
    Calcutta
    India
    December 1, 2016
    BEST WOMEN FILM
Director Biography - DEDIPYA JOSHII

Dedipya Joshii has graduated from Rajasthan (INDIA), had join film industry as Asst. Director, where he has learned cinema and television before directing his first television series. In last few years he has directed 7 TV series, 35 documentaries, 275 advertisement films, 3 short films Named Aaghaat (shattered), Bhookh.. Life is not a story, Idiot and 2 Full lengths feature Film “Saankal” (Released-2017) & “Chal Jaa Bapu” (Releasing-2018)
• Directed his first feature film named “SAANKAL” (Shackle) in year 2015 and selected in 48 International Film Festivals & won 15 awards including 1 Best Director award in Shaan-E-Awadh International-2015 and finally released on Indian Box office dated 28th November 2017.

Trailer Link “ Saankal” –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8TXS2n-7IE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChNL13p1Ofc

You can watch “Saankal” online through given link:
https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Saankal?id=zu1xqF6_38s&hl=en_IN

• Indo-French Feature Film as Chief Asst. Director in year 2005, Shot in 35MM/1.85 ratios named “Darpan Ke Peechhe” (Le Petit Peintre du Rajasthan).

• “Best Short Film Award” for his Short film Named “Bhookh.. Life is not a story” at “SABFF-2007” Cape Town.

BHOOKH-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-M_XVyZRbHY
IDIOT-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5EklRyRyGQ
Dedipya Joshii
(Writer-Director)

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Director Statement

Right from the very beginning, I have been observing such social issues and measures taken in order to give a solution. I am also familiar with my responsibilities towards society but I have not been a social worker nor I had enough will power to go and help the problem stricken people like a social worker. One such regret had been in my heart that how can I fulfill my duties towards society. For cinema was my passion and my heart was deeply sad at the misery of society then one day the idea of amalgamation of passion and social message came to me and thus started 'Saankal'. This was the one real life story which deeply moved me. Movie is based on true events. There are many Kesar & Abeera (lead characters in the movie) in that community. These characters are the reflection of the ill effects of malpractice.