14 July 2022
Using cinema as a social force to sensitize the audience – Meghashu Films has come up with a Hindi web series ‘Aakhri Gaon’ that deals with sensitive issues which women face and are generally considered taboo. The plot of the series revolves around bringing up problems like unprotected sex leading to abortions, menstrual hygiene and other several social issues, which village women in far-flung areas face in their daily lives.
The poster of the upcoming Hindi web series ‘Aakhri Gaon’ was unveiled here in the presence of its Producer-Singer Ashok Kumar, Director Rahi Krit Hans, Actress Kanchan Rai, Writer Gagan Singh and Music Director, D Sanz at Chandigarh Press Club, Sector 27. Members of the web series star cast- Daler Mehta, Shankar Gupta and Babbi Maan were also present at the event.
Ashok Kumar, who debuts as a producer with the web series informed that the shooting of the web series has taken place in Chandigarh and village Matru Suja in HP’s Mandi district. He said, “’Aakhri Gaon’ depicts the perseverance of Indian women. The story focuses on a young doctor Dr Umang Singh who gets upset on her first posting in the remote village of Matru Suja in Himachal Pradesh. The village is quite inaccessible and so the name ‘Aakhri Gaon’. The young city girl, who was brought up and completed her studies in a city like Chandigarh, hesitates to shift to such a village.”
“But when Dr Umang starts the new chapter of her life in the village, she quickly falls in love with the locals, their culture and traditions and feels herself to be a part of the community. she immensely gets involved with issues faced by the village women and tries to mitigate their problems,” added Ashok Kumar, who is also the founder of Meghashu Films.
Director Rahi Krit Hans said that ‘Aakhri Gaon’ shows women’s power in a real sense. “In the web series, the young doctor breaks the stereotypes by highlighting several social problems women face in the village such as unprotected sex, menstrual hygiene, patriarchy etc., and fights for local women’s rights. The first season of ‘Aakhri Gaon’ will have 6 episodes, shooting for which has been completed in 20 days and now the post production work is on.”
A renowned Zee Punjabi actress, Kanchan Rai who is playing the role of ‘Dr Umang’ in the web series told that ‘Aakhri Gaon’ is the story of every village and every woman. “As a woman, we have to struggle a lot to adjust ourselves to a new environment, but we do that by virtue of inner strength which Indian women have in abundance,” said Rai.