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Film company sees potential in shooting films here

March 18
11:23 2013

By ELLEN STOLZ

Representatives of a film company from India have been in Fiji for more than a week scouting for locations for a film they wish to shoot here.
HARIKRIT FILMS, based in New Delhi, has set its sights on Fiji and plans to begin shooting the film as early as June.
Producer and script writer J.V Manisha said unlike other films that have been shot here in Fiji she plans to bring something different with this film.
“Films have used the beautiful locations of Fiji but they have not really portrayed the real culture of the people.
“We want to do that and have heard that Fiji is a great place filled with hospitable people and a Government that promotes film making,” Ms Manisha said.
Together with Tarsem Antil, who is in charge of the post production of the film, they have visited Nadi, Ba and plan to also go to the islands for some location for the film.

The film
Not willing to disclose the total investment of the film, Ms Manisha said it was a significant amount and would be the first of other films they wish to shoot here.
“The title of the movie is ‘Page No. 217’ and it’s a love story, with a lot of suspense, and a murder mystery in there as well but it will be a logical storyline,” she said.
As far as cast goes Ms Manisha mentioned Akhilendra Mishra, who is an Indian film and television character actor best known for his role in the Academy Award nominated film ‘Lagaan’.

Local talent
“My partner and I want to give back to Fiji. The locations here are so beautiful, the people are so helpful and we want to also give back.”
HARIKRIT FILMS has been in the film industry for over 16 years and won numerous awards.

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