Seldom comes a time when many underrated movies that don’t follow the ‘formula’ of Bollywood get their due. The latest to fit in this bracket is Sanjay Mishra’s Turtle. The movie has won a National Award and still is struggling to find a buyer to showcase it on the big screen.
This happens many-a-times but it comes with the cost of missing good films. Producer Ashok Chaudhary poured his heart out regarding the problems Turtle is facing despite winning the biggest honour a film can earn.
Ashok, in an interaction with an online portal, said “It’s the first time in the history of Rajasthan that a Rajasthani Film has got a National Award. It is a film based on the water crisis, a topic which is a global issue in more than 195 countries. It’s unfortunate and yet true that despite this top recognition, we are still waiting for a platform to showcase our film for the theatre-going audience,” said Chaudhary.
The story of Turtle revolves around a real-life incident which makes this even more special. It keeps the water-crisis in Rajasthan as the backdrop of the film talking about the worldwide social issue.
When he was asked about casting Sanjay Mishra as the lead, Chaudhary added: “The film is a story of my dada ji, shri Ramkaran Choudhary, whose role has been essayed by Sanjay Mishra. He is a gem of a person. He is the most popular face of the film and he truly carried the film on his shoulders. My dada ji left this world on the same day Sanjay ji signed the film. He wore my dada ji’s original clothes and since that time I have got extremely attached to Sanjay Ji emotionally.”