‘Brina’ is Himachal’s first film based on subject of polyandry: Director Pawan Kumar Sharma
It is a film based on a age old tradition depicting the plight of minor girls married to elderly persons for money and polyandry system prevailing in the interior areas of Himachal
Most applauded film “Brina” helmed by director Pawan Kumar Sharma which has won many film festivals staring Aditya Srivastava, Sanjay Mishra, Rajesh Jais, Mandakani Goswami, Yashpal Sharma among others will be premiering on television and soon on OTT platform.
Talking about the whole idea of making this film, director Pawan Kumar said,"Brina is Himachal's first film based on the subject of polyandry. I wanted a folk tale that would not just be a documentary but be meaningful in today's context. This film says that save girls, if the number of girls decreases, these evil practices come back. The name of this misdeed is Brina i.e. loan for marriage. Buying the girl and marrying her to all the sons of one family, this practice was prevalent in many parts of the country and abroad and many places it's still there."
On talking about the subject of polyandry, he further explains,"In this film, young boys and girls protest and give their lives to end this practice. The people behind the polyandry practice said that they had very little land to cultivate, and if all the brothers get married and have children so what will they have to eat. Secondly, the population of girls was low and many boys stayed in the house. So if a girl was found, then she was bought and would be married off to all the brothers. My aim is just to make people aware of this."
On talking about his working experience with such amazing cast he said,"It was not a normal relation of director with actors like Sanjay Mishra, Aditya Srivastava, Rajesh Jais, Yashpal Sharma, Mandakani Goswami, and Neeraj Sood. We have all come from drama, our root is theatre, so we all worked together passionately, we used to create scenes by advising each other. I will always cherish all this for the rest of my life, which fulfills the dream of Himachal's first film, Brina."