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Chhattisgarhi film ‘Bailadeela’ to be screened at Cannes Festival, know everything from director to story


Raipur. There is big news for the cinema world of Chhattisgarh. Chhattisgarhia film ‘Bailadeela’ will be screened at the world famous Cannes Film Festival. Five films from across the country have been selected for the Cannes Festival, including the Chhattisgarhi film Bailadila. Shailendra Sahu, a resident of Tengan Mada village of Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh has made this film. The film is about one and a half hours long. Shailendra Sahu told that the National Film Development Corporation has selected the film Bailadija.

Shailendra Sahu told that NFDC has sent five films from India to the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, one of which is Bailadila. Along with Hindi, Chhattisgarhi dialect has also been used a lot in the film. In March and April of 2021, Shailendra shot this film in Bailadila of Dantewada district of Bastar division. Although he had been preparing for the film months before the shooting. Shailendra told that he had to face many difficulties during the shooting of the film. Bailadila is a Naxal affected area. In such a situation, there were other problems along with permission from the point of view of security.

Part of the producer’s life in the film
Shailendra Sahu’s brother Raghavendra Sahu told that Shailendra, a small village in Bilaspur district, Tanganmada, which you will not be able to find in the map of Chhattisgarh, went out to school in Bailadila, Bacheli and then from Khairagarh Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya to Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. From painting, poetry, screenwriting to excellent photography, cinematography and film direction, continuously for 20 years during the studies of Mass Com. A lot of Bailadila’s story is part of Shailendra’s own life, which he has beautifully woven into his film.

Crowdfunded film
Raghavendra says that during the shooting of the film, many difficulties came in front of Shailendra. The biggest problem was the economic problem. Shailendra resorted to crowd funding for the shooting of the film. Friends, loved ones, relatives also helped. Shailendra explains that when Dantewada and Bailadila reached to start the shooting of the film, the district administration did not give permission initially. Instructions were also received to shoot the film outside Bastar, but the story is of Bailadila and Bailadila is not only the title of the film but also exists as a character. In such a situation, there was no question of shooting the film outside Bailadila. Local artists have worked in this film.

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