Private Project

Namak (Salt)

It is a story, set in a fictitious place Kharpur, a small village of Rajasthan, where salt is produced in abundant quantity from a saline water lake. There is a perception about the village that there is salinity in its air and water and this salinity that is outside, gets accumulated within the people, which never ends.

  • Tanuj Vyas
  • Tanuj Vyas
  • Tanuj Vyas
  • Sachin Tailang
  • Dhruv Sankhala
  • Hemant Chhapoliya
  • Arvind Joshi
    Associate Producer
  • Neeraj Pandey
    Associate Producer
  • Parmanand Ramdev
    Associate Producer
  • Nemi Chand
    Key Cast
  • Pooja Joshi
    Key Cast
  • Afzal Hussain
    Key Cast
  • Annu Kapoor
  • Dhruv Sankhala
  • Tanuj Vyas
  • Buddha Das
  • Dhruv Sankhala
  • Gyanendra Singh
    D.I. Colorist
  • Gaurav-Pratham
    Original Score & Music
  • Vinay Deshpande
    Sound Designer
  • Yukti
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  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 14 minutes 29 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2020
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  • Student Project:
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions @ Pinewood Studios
    England SL0 0HN
    United Kingdom
    July 26, 2020
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios
    England SL0 0NH
    United Kingdom
    August 16, 2020
  • kalakari film fest
    Dewas, MP
    May 1, 2021
    India Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Rajasthan International Film Festival
    March 30, 2022
    Closing Film
    Best Film / Best Actor / Best Actress / Best Cinematography
Director Biography - Tanuj Vyas

Tanuj Vyas is an independent Indian filmmaker. He has written and directed four short films and one feature film, with the help of crowdfunding, under the banner of his production house Legend DreamWorks.
His directorial debut "The legend of Kabira (2014)", is a short film about a kid who wants to become a legend. Following this, he made a university student union political drama "Common Student (2015)", Fiction vs Science conclusion children's drama, "The Lying Stars (2016)", and Human Intelligence experimental short film, "Think Power (2017)".
His short film, "The Lying Stars", inspired by some of the teachings of OSHO, was selected in eight international film festivals, while his short film "Think Power", was selected in five international film festivals.
Now, his debut feature film "Namak (Salt) (2020)", a crime thriller drama in the Rajasthani language is ready to compete in film festivals.

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Director Statement

“Crowdfunding isn’t about collections money. It’s about making something happen with a crowd of people who believe in something”
– Jozefien Daelemans. Charlie magazine – Founder.

Since my childhood, I have seen people collecting money in the name of religion, god, festivals, etc. For me, cinema is my religion and its celebration is my festival.

A 24 pages script, 2 digital cameras, guerrilla film-making, and 12 passionate cast-crew members, constituted an enthralling cinematic journey of 2 years 4 months 3 days.

We made it as 'El mariachi' got made...

The making of this film was not possible without the support and contribution of almost a hundred cinema lovers. Thanks to them, today, I'm extremely proud and excited to be able to represent an independent Rajasthani cinema in prestigious international film festivals.