Private Project

Ranthambhor: The Untold Saga

(World Premiere) This is the story of Ranthambhor: of the invincible fort that, for centuries, remained unconquered by war. The story of the valiant Maharaja Hammir Dev Chauhan- the forgotten hero, who put down everything at stake to protect and uphold the glory of his motherland.

The film conducts, for the first time, pioneering frontline research on the archaeology and history of one of the most ancient forts of India, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus revealing the untold saga of India's most impregnable fort which is a real, living representative of the glorious Indian history, culture and those dauntless warriors who laid down their lives for their country.

The film features rare endangered ancient Indian Dhrupad music by the only woman Rajasthani Dhrupad singer Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang- the last of her lineage, that takes the story forward along with the powerful vocal narrative and the strong visuals in every frame.

The film seeks to raise mass awareness towards the conservation of our rich ancient heritage and culture by showcasing these glorious representatives of a distant past that still echoes, waiting to be heard, discovered, conserved, and admired.

  • Ajay Jain
    Director
    A Call From The Past, Jambudweep: A Journey through Incredible India, Bharat Darshan: Exploring the Unexplored
  • Vidhu Rashmi
    Writer
    A Call From the Past, Conquering Kedarnath: Hiking to the Heavens, Unforgettable Himachal
  • Vidhu Rashmi
    Co-Director
    A Call from the Past, Conquering Kedarnath: Hiking to the Heavens, Bharat Darshan: Exploring the Unexplored, Jambudweep: A Journey through Incredible India
  • Rituraj Devaang Jain, Sukhnidhey Films
    Producer
    Conquering Kedarnath: Hiking to the Heavens, A Call from the Past, Jambudweep: A Journey through Incredible India, Bharat Darshan: Exploring the Unexplored
  • Rituraj Devaang Jain
    Cinematography, Editing & Sound Design
    A Call From the Past, The Potter: Shaping Lives, Conquering Kedarnath: Hiking to the Heavens
  • Jhankriti Jain
    CInematic Colour Direction
    A Call from the Past, Unforgettable Himachal, Conquering Kedarnath: Hiking to the Heavens
  • Jhankriti Jain
    Colour Grading & Correction
    A Call from the Past, Unforgettable Himachal, Conquering Kedarnath: Hiking to the Heavens
  • Pranay Bhardwaj
    Narration
  • Dr. Madhu Bhatt Tailang
    Dhrupad Music
    A Call from the Past
  • Sukhnidhey Films
    Concept & Research
    The Caves of Magic: Ajanta Ellora, Bharat Darshan: Exploring the Unexplored, Jambudweep: A Journey through Incredible India
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    रणथम्भौर: कहानी अनकही
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Other
  • Genres:
    Archaeology, History, Research, Archaeo-Film, Heritage, Culture, Research Film, Heritage Film, Archaeology film, Documentary Feature, Academic film, Cultural Film, Educational film, Educational, Historic, War, Ancient Monuments, Science, Ancient Science, Ancient Engineering, Art, Ancient Art, Indian
  • Runtime:
    58 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 13, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, FullHD 1080p- fullframe
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico-The International Review of Archaeological Film- 2016
    Roverto
    Italy
    Finalist Official Selection
  • The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival-2017
    Eugene, Oregon
    United States
    Official Selection- Video Bar
  • FI-CI-Prox Festival Internacional Cine Próximo- The Teasers International Film Festival-2016
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    Finalist Official Selection
  • Ekurhuleni International Film Festival-2016
    Johannesburg
    South Africa
    Official Selection
  • IndieWise International Film Festival-2016

    Official Selection
  • IndieBoost International Film Festival-2016

    Finalist
Director Biography

Ajay is a Heritage, Archaeology, Art & Travel- Filmmaker. A B.E. and M.B.A. by qualification, he is a Broadcasting Corporation of India- Prasar Bharti (Doordarshan) empanelled filmmaker, and has directed 117+ TV Show episodes for Doordarshan on Indian heritage, culture, archaeology & arts.

His films have been recognized as some of the best on Indian heritage and culture. Ajay is the founding member of Sukhnidhey Films which are the only 'Outstanding' rated filmmakers in the country as recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

He has also produced films for the Archaeological Survey of India- India's apex archaeological organization, filming and documenting some of the most ancient and unexplored places and cultures which still lie forgotten.

An extremely passionate traveler, Ajay has driven across the length and breadth of India- from over some of the world's highest mountain roads and passes in the Himalayas to the beautiful roads at the land's end in Kanyakumari, India.

His films have been awarded and screened at some of the World’s premier International Film Festivals.

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Director Statement

“Ranthambhor: The Untold Saga” is a tribute to the majestic fort of Ranthambhor which, as recognized by UNESCO, bears immense value, deserving conservation for the benefit of all humanity. The film recreates the golden past when it was the stronghold and capital of one of India's most powerful dynasties- the Chauhans of Ranthambhor.