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The film Railway Raju has been produced by Lavanya Entertainment , a media and film production company which has produced documentaries and feature films in India. Lavanya entertainment is helmed by Dinkar Rao who has been making the feature films Papoo Photowalah http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5873462/?ref_=nv_sr_2  , SZoya the black widow http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5815314/

Directed by Dinkar Rao 


At the moment I am directing the feature film Railway Raju based in Benaras about migration of three young people Raju , Rosie and Maya . The film is in post production. We have shot in Benaras and depicts the lives of a dancer Rosie who aspires to be an item dancer in the fairs , Maya who is 18 years old and is married to a local doctor who treats her like a caged bird and Raju a unemployed wrestler . The film is about the friendships of Maya Raju and Rosie in the backdrop of crime wrestling rogue gangs. Earlier I had directed the feature film SZoya the black Widow which was Official selection at the Strasbourg International film festival. & Milan International Film Festival
I am also directing the feature film Papoo Photowalah having shot in Agra Meerut and Old Delhi with an Indo European cast . It is about a maverick treasure hunter by the name who has hit upsn the diary the diary of John Nicholson , the British East India Company hero of 1857. Nina Edwards a british girl comes in search of the diary but the photowalah treasure hunter is sitting on the treasures below the Taj Mahal. For a month I was in Dharamshala observing and filming the lives of the Tibetans there and saw how much they had suffered and felt their humiliation and filmed Jasmine – Tibetans of Mcleodganj . In Mumbai I filmed the life of Rajanai Pandit the first Indian Woman detective of Mumbai and was so humbled by this down to earth woman and in the process filmed Lady James Bond . My passion for documentaries and old world and cultures took me to film films like Stallions of the Thar ( Marwadi horses at war),Old Delhi the veiled Enigma ,Flight of the pigeons. During my work in the Mumbai Film Industry i filmed television series Sahara (40 Episodes on DD Metro National Television ), SAFAR on National Television, DEEWANGI a crime murder mystery thriller ,Rohtak Express ( Under production comedy series) , Billo bhai (a social comedy) . I also directed Short films Popcon ( An Indo French collaboration film) and Home Game ( An Indo German film) . I was one of the lead actors in the film Sanyogita -the bride in Red ( Lyons Film festival , Bollywood & Beyond Stuttgart). I am writing scripts for my future projects in India and hope to keep going on making films and documentaries.

Writing Credits to Antara Rao & Dinkar Rao.

Cast: Sunny GuptaLavanya Rao, Piyu ChauhanSonu SonkarSadasivam RaoAbhishek SinghAnubhav DixitRanvir Singh, Rinku SinghVikas ShrivastaveBaby RosieShailendra DasHembrum RameshMonica MishraDharmesh Singh BharadwajSaif KhanBheem PehalwanSwaraj MohapatraJaymeen ThakkarGautam SharanNisha Das.

Produced by Dinkar Rao

Our Post Production Company is Lavanya Entertainment.

Music by Shubham GuptaSiddharth SinghRamesh Hembram.

Cinematography by Dinkar Rao

Film Editing by Dinkar Rao Nagendra Yadav

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