‘Songs of the River Ganga’ being shot in Uttarakhand

Shantanu Moitra and Mohit Chauhan

Dateline Harsil: A documentary titled, ‘Songs of the River Ganga’ is being shot on location in the scenic town of Harsil, Uttarkashi.

Talented Music Director Shantanu Moitra who has given charter buster music in films like Three Idiots, Munna Bhai MBBS; Parineeti and PK is heading the six-episode documentary unit.

The documentary travels along the river Ganga from its place of origin in Gaumukh and culminates in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh. Its first episode begins in Harsil, Uttarkashi with local folk artists dancing to the soulful voice of Bollywood singer Mohit Chauhan.

To take in the essence of what makes Uttarakhand unique, Shantanu Moitra cycled from Gangotri to Harsil capturing the beauty of the hill state.

Over the next two months, the unit will move along the holy river and shoot in towns like Devprayag, Rishikesh where Ganga debouches into the great plains of India. Enroute, renowned singers, from the Hindi film industry will join in to be part of ‘Songs of the River Ganga.’

Smitten by the beauty of Harsil, singer Mohit Chauhan had this to say, “It is very important that places like Harsil should be highlighted and put on the map. Mediums such as these help in propagating the pahadi culture and tradition far and wide. Efforts like these should be encouraged.”

“Songs of the River Ganga” will be released sometime early next year on OTT channels such as YouTube, HotStar, Amazon Prime etc.