Finolex & Schbang Motion Pictures launch "Pralhad"
In a world where we are celebrating large valuations and huge amounts of fundraising, here’s a counter story of a young boy who made Rs.10 into Rs.10,000 Crores, and it celebrates the true spirit of an entrepreneur.
The film opened at a train station in 1945 when a British-ruled India was fighting for independence. A young Pralhad is leaving Amritsar when his brother-in-law gives him a 10 rupee note, which is a result of his hard work over the last two years. However, he loses that note during his journey. The film's crux is around how Pralhad retrieves his Rs 10 note and goes on to make it into 10,000 crores.
The film highlights Pralhad’s close attention to detail and deep understanding of people even at a young age. It also explores the characters of his fellow travelers through his journey. The film has won 22 awards on the International and Indian film festival circuit.
Based on true events from Late Shri Pralhad P. Chhabria’s autobiography ‘There’s No Such Thing as a Self-Made Man’, the film is produced by Schbang Motion Pictures with the support of Finolex Industries. Brought to life as a period film beautifully capturing a bygone era, the role of Pralhad P. Chhabria is essayed by Ritvik Sahore (of ‘Laakhon me ek’ fame). Other cast members include Aabid Shamim, Annapurna Soni and Chinamay Das. After winning critical acclaim at 22 global and Indian film festivals, including awards at the Prague International Film Festival, London Film and Television Festival, and Moscow International Film Festival, this film will premiere on the YouTube channel, Humara movie - a reputed platform that hosts the finest of independent Indian cinema.
Commenting on the film, Mr. Prakash P. Chhabria, son of Late Shri. Pralhad Chhabria and Chairman of Finolex Industries, said, “We hope that this film inspires all the entrepreneurs starting out today with the ethos of Indian Entrepreneurship - which is the perfect combination of understanding people and having a strong sense of detail. Our founder Late Shri Pralhad P Chhabria, is proof of that. And this story illustrates those values very endearingly."
On the conceptualization of the film, Harshil Karia, Producer of the film and Founder at Schbang said, “We are constantly looking for powerful stories that need telling, whether for the brands we work with or humanity at large. Schbang Motion Pictures found inspiration in the life of Shri Pralhad P Chhabria, Founder of Finolex Group. Though his life warrants a feature film, we are happy to share this one incident with the world as 'Pralhad,' a short film. The company he has created is inspiring and worth studying for Indian Entrepreneurs.”