“Ghuspaith” with Amit Sadh will organize a world film festival!
Known for his penchant for choosing distinct characters, Amit Sadh will play the interesting and equally challenging role of a photojournalist in his upcoming short film titled “Ghuspaith – Beyond Borders”.
Written and directed by Mihir K Lath, “Ghuspaith…” is a film set on the border between India and Bangladesh. In a country ravaged by militancy and an urgent and devastating refugee crisis; the value of human life becomes a question that many struggle to answer.
Filmmaker Lath was drawn to this story with the aim of bringing a human understanding of a complex and global refugee crisis. He chose to tell it through the prism of a photojournalist named Manav (played by Amit Sadh). The short film salutes the spirit of courageous renowned photojournalists like Danish Siddique, who put their lives on the line to serve those who lived through this disaster.
Mihir knew he had found his Manav when Amit Sadh agreed to take on the role. “Amit (Sadh) and I were aligned from our very first meeting when I explained to him my vision, the kind of themes my film dealt with and how I wanted to energize the viewer in this high tension human drama. “Having read the script, he said yes. It was his decision that allowed ‘Ghuspaith’ to be made.
Principal photography for the short took place in Maharashtra over four days with Amit Sadh, Dibyendu Bhattacharya and Pamela Bhutoria forming the ensemble.
The disturbing but powerful revelations of ‘Ghuspaith’ found early support from Sadh, who saw the story as a necessary story to tell and filmmaker Shakun Batra, who presents ‘Ghuspaith’ under his Jouska Films banner, says that ‘Ghuspaith is a brave attempt to understand the pain and horror that must have filled Danish Siddique’s final moments. I think it takes immense courage to bear witness and Ghuspaith is an effort for all of us to understand the strength it takes to cross borders in pursuit of humanity. This is our intention with the film”.
Amit Sadh says: “When Mihir came up with the story, I found out that we were making the short film to honor the world’s photojournalists, like Danish Siddique who was killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan while he was doing a report. I already knew Danish, and I think that’s very brave and courageous of all those who report war and crime. It takes a lot of courage to be in this kind of scenario where bombs go off and bullets are fired from all directions.
“As an actor, it’s a great opportunity and an honor to explore and direct this short film, because Mihir looked well prepared and full of enthusiasm. The way he had done his preparation and planned things, it looked like we were going to do something right. Honestly, I’m very satisfied and happy that I did ‘Ghuspaith’ with Mihir and now that it’s coming out, we’re going to the Sundance Film Festival and showing it to the public” , adds Amit.
Presented by Shakun Batra, a production of Sane Insane Pictures, “Ghuspaith – Beyond Borders” stars Amit Sadh, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Pamela Bhutoria and Korak Samanta. Written and directed by Mihir K Lath, the film is produced by Girish Arora, Vikram Khakhar and Mihir Lath in association with Jouska films, co-produced by S Ramachandran. Music by Sanchit Balhara and director of photography by Reed Garber.