Mumbai: Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya is a dacoit story starring Sushant Singh Rajput and is set in the Chambal of the 1970s. The movie which also stars Bhumi Pednekar, has dacoits on the run and to create drama on screen, the hide and seek, chase sequences were shot in the ravines of Chambal.
Interestingly, the location was such that the team had quite a difficult time shooting at these canyons in Madhya Pradesh. Speaking about the harsh conditions the team shot in, Rita Ghosh, the Production Designer of the film says, “We shot the climax scene at the ravines. Mind you, it was extremely windy and dusty and thus visibility was affected.”
She further adds, “The other major problem was that the roads were so narrow that it was just impossible to drive vehicles around. In such a situation, how do we get the generator vans, vanity vans, or trucks carrying shooting equipment to the venue? So, we got a JCB and build a way through the ravines. There was still very limited scope for large vehicles and so door door tak koi vanity van nahi thi. I am really thankful to the actors and the crew that they were extremely adaptable.”
As seen in the pictures, the team added more props to the ravines to make the location look even more dramatic. Rita says that the team shot at the very location for a period of over three months.
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(Story by Onkar Kulkarni)