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A Film School Graduate has taken the world film festival circuit by storm by having his first feature film showcased to more than 100 festivals. So far, the film has been officially selected and awarded in 40 different categories at festivals including Singapore, New York, Toronto, Mumbai, Calcutta, Paris, Druk, Los Angeles, Texas, and London. It continues to receive further recognition.  All over social media platforms, the trailer has captivated audiences with its vibrancy and feel- good factor which Haresh made as part of his MA project; it has won ‘Best Trailer’ category at Barcelona and Turkey film festivals. To see the trailer, please click here. [add link]. A trailer he made as part of his Masters (Master of Arts) project.

Debutant Documentary Filmmaker, Director Haresh Sood, from Nottingham, UK & Sevilla, Spain, is all set to release his first multi-award-winning feature documentary film which will be released globally at Diwali, 4 November 2021 onwards, online on Paus.TV, with a world premiere screening for cast and crew in Nottingham at the Arc Cinemas. Click paus.tv or hucknall arc cinema to book your tickets and seats now.

Haresh Sood brings a unique, delightful, and endearing family documentary to the world this Diwali, leaving viewers uplifted and cheerful. Critics are saying that the film is exactly what the doctor has ordered post pandemic to lift everyone’s spirits.

‘My Niece’s Big Fat Delhi Wedding,’ is inspired by the hit film ‘Monsoon Wedding’ which showcases the Delhi high life of the Kohli and Arora family living in the Gurugram suburb. Filmed over a 10-day period, the documentary demonstrates all the ‘C’ words of an Indian wedding - the ‘charisma’, the ‘chaos’, the ‘crying’, the ‘colour’, and its ceremonies, such as ‘choora’ and ‘caleeray’, and above all the comedy of an Indian wedding!

Haresh Sood who graduates with a distinction in his MA in filmmaking in 2021 from Sheffield Hallam University Film School, opens a window into the rich high-end lifestyle of Delhi residents known as the ‘Delhiites’ to the rest of the world. The documentary trails Haresh’s niece, Nitasha Kohli-Arora, a stylish and charismatic MBA graduate, whose wedding is branded as Delhi’s finest and most lavish affair to Mayank Arora, a prominent architect in the Gurugram district.

Haryana’s Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar attended the marriage to give his blessings upon the invitation of Harvind Kohli, Nitasha’s father a local politician and property tycoon who currently is the Haryana State Head in the office and department of construction, and also serves as Member of the Railway Board having worked as Vice President of the Gurugram BJP.

Haresh Sood, is a practising barrister with a journalism, acting and media background. He has worked on various projects and received awards including Tomorrow’s Lawyer Award 2001. He is a former judge of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Awards for Unsung Heroes 2004.

Haresh says, “Having qualified and worked in several disciplines, film was one world I always had a passion to explore from childhood. Beautifully it allows me to merge all my skills into one platform. Going to film school over the last two years has been the most amazing and incredible experience. I have to say a special thanks to my course director, film producer Colin Pons and filmmaker/tutor Saskia Wilson who encouraged me to pursue my dream. I also want to acknowledge Mira Nair, the exceptional filmmaker of ‘Monsoon Wedding’ and more recently director of ‘A Suitable Boy’. Her masterpiece film inspired me to go on this journey ever since I saw it in 2001, 20 years ago! I did reach out to her, and she very kindly sent me her good wishes and thanked me for my appreciation of Monsoon Wedding.

This acknowledgment means a lot to me which I cannot express in words. The idea for the story came to me when I went to India in 2017 with a friend from Spain, following this, in 2018 I then decided to do an MA in filmmaking to bring my vision into a reality when my sister Sarita Sood, suggested the idea of the documentary who ultimately became the Assistant Director in the project. I must thank Will Cocker in particular who is the finest Editor I have met. Without him the film and trailer would not have been possible. The entire team including the Music Director James Gibbons-McGregor, Content Writer and Subtitler Ramesh Gualani and Simon Thorne, website producer have done a great job. I must not forget to mention the exceptional filmmaker Jim Wraith, who provided me with online communication support during my filming problems when I was shooting in India’, he film also opens to Spanish markets, subtitled, on 4 November.  The film supports the Little Princesses Trust to whom Haresh often donates his hair to children who go through chemotherapy. Haresh is a contributor to a local Hospital Radio called Millside, who are also supporting the film.

For more information follow the links below;

IMDB; https://www.imdb.com/title/tt15135132/
Official Trailer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyJPE_h9ATQ&t=17s
Arc Cinema; https://hucknall.arccinema.co.uk/
Paus.tv; https://paus.tv/
YouTube Channel with teasers. https://www.youtube.com/