Goonj – A Short Film on Woman empowerment
FilmyShots salutes Shaheed Bhagat Singh with ‘Goonj’
The short film on women empowerment starring Mandy Takhar released on Friday on YouTube channel FilmyShots
Chandigarh, 21th March. Imitating Shaheed Bhagat Singh by young boys with yellow turbans on is a common scene. But imagine a girl carrying Bhagat’s thought and acting the way he used to. This is the story of ‘Goonj’, the second short film in Hindi by YouTube channel FilmyShots starring Mandy Takhar in lead.
‘Behre kaanon ko sunaane ke liye dhamaake ki zarurat hoti hai. Aur maine dhamaaka kar diya!’ The famous dialogue by Bhagat Singh himself has been instrumental in the film’s most important and opening scene. The story is about a college girl who after being teased again and again by a boy doesn’t find any solution until she herself slaps the boy in front of everyone.
The story and screenplay of this two and a half minute short film has been penned by Baljinder S Mahant and the idea was conceptualized by Prabhjot Mahant. The film has been produced by Faadu Films & Entertainers. Baljeet Sidhu is playing the bad boy in the film. Baljinder said that we wanted to release the film around Bhagat Singh’s martyrdom day as a tribute to him.
Prabhjot said, “Bhagat Singh is not just a person but a thought. Through this film, we want to spread that thought for women empowerment. That’s why the central character is a girl who is fighting for herself on her own. We hope the film will reach and inspire hundreds of women out there and give them strength.”
Another USP of the film is a single track ‘Hawa Hoon Main’ sung by Mandy Takhar which goes on in the background of the film. The song will separately be released soon and Mandy is all excited about the project. She said, “Being instrumental in women empowerment is an honor for me. If through my acting and singing, I could empower even a small number of women, I would be the happiest person on the planet. I thank all the team members of FilmyShots for giving me a chance to be a part of Goonj.”