There are incidences in the state of Chhattisgarh in Raipur district where women accused of witchcraft are assaulted to the extent that sometimes these women are blinding, stabbed and murdered. These practices are banned by the Government of Chhattisgarh, but still many cases are witnessed every now and then. The women who practice black magic are known as TONHI in the central India. ‘The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is a Hindi movie dealing with the serious issue of assaults on innocent women and children due to superstitious beliefs. `The Dark Secrets of Tonhi’ is a realistic film with pinch of horror and drama.
The movie has been shot in real locations of Chhattisgarh.
“I like making movies on realistic subjects and Tonhi, the black magic woman subject interested me. So, I studied the subject going deep in the forest of Chhattisgarh state before making the movie. Several women are killed every year which is a shame,” Shiraz Henry said in a statement.
The movie has J. Brandon Hill (actor of Bunti Aur Babli, Raaz 2, Double Dhamaal, Yaariyan) and Natasha Sikka (a Delhi based model) in the main lead. J. Brandon Hill plays an American Doctor who comes to India to find out the reason of children falling sick and dying in a remote village of Chhattisgarh state, later he comes to hear from the villagers that the entire epidemic is being caused by a witch, they call as ‘TONHI’. The story is very realistic and moves in its pace which makes it more interesting to watch.
The movie has been made under the banner of ‘Find Studioz’, Mumbai and Rebecca Changkija & Ajay Najat is the producers of this movie. The writer & director of the movie is Shiraz Henry.
The movie is all set to hit the screen on 21st February, 2014.
Film name: ` The Dark Secrets of Tonhi ‘
Banner: Find Studioz
Producers: Rebecca Changkija & Ajay Najat
Writer & Director: Shiraz Henry
The Dark secrets of Tonhi yane ki Tonhi ke Kaale Rahasya ek hindi film hai , jiska nirdeshan Shiraz Henry ne kiya hai . Shiraz Henry ki yeh doosari film hai . Tonhi Chhattisgarh mein ho rahe kaala jadu aur andhvishwas ke upar film ki gayi hai . Tonhi ki shooting Chhattisgarh , ratanpur , bilaspur aur bhilai mein ki gayi hai .
Tonhi mein American actor J.Brandon hill ne mukhya bhumika nibhayi hai . Brandon bunti aur babli , raaz 2 , Double dhamaal jaise filmon mein aa chuke hain lekin is film mein unhone mukhya bhumika nibhayi hai . Tonhi ke role mein hai super model Natasha Sikka jo ki ek kamyaab model hai .
Apurva , rahul Dang aur bilaspur ke Ratnesh Peters , Smitha Baskh , Keneth Collin ke saath kai character artist ne acting ki hai.
Tonhi movie censor ho chuki hai aur 21 Fe’2014 ko yeh cinema gharon mein pradarshit hogi. Tonhi film se Shiraz Henry ko bahut aashayein hain kyoun ki yeh film ka Vishay aaj auraton pe ho rahe atyachaar ko darshati hai jinhe Kala Jadu ke naam se maar diya jaata hai ya phir unpar atyachar kiya jaata hai ..
The Dark secrets of Tonhi Find Studioz Banner mein bani hai aur iske producers hain Ms.Rebecca Changkija, aur Mr.Ajay Najat hain.
Tonhi abhi bhi auraton ke upar ho rahe atyachar ko dharshati hai , jinhe andhvishwashi Tonhi ke naam pe maar diya karte hai . Tonhi ki shooting Chhattisgarh , Bilaspur , ratanpur , Bhilai Junwani mein ki gayi thi . Yeh hindi bollywood film jald hi parde pe hogi .
CAST AND CREW DETAILS
Cast- J. BRANDON HILL (Main Lead), NATASHA SIKKA (Main Lead), ALEX PETER, SMITHA SIAH, PRIYANKA JOSHI, RAHIM BHAI, SMITA BAKSH, KENETH COLLINS, APURVA SHENOY, RAHUL
THE DARK SECRETS OF TONHI
J Brandon Hill
Written and Directed By : – SHIRAJ HENRY
Produced By : – REBECCA CHANGKIJA and AJAY NAJAT
Co Producer : – RAKESH AMRANI, HEMANT LUNKAD, KAMLESH SHARMA
Associate Director : – SHANKAR SAMANT
Edited By : – LAV SINGH and SHANKAR SAMANT
Line Producer : – BHAVNA LAWRENCE
Creative Producer : – PAMELA HENRY
Executive Producer : – RITESH SHARMA, LAV SINGH
D.O.P. : – SHIRAJ HENRY
Creative Director : – SHANKAR CHAKRABORTY
Assistant Director : – TOM, YOGESHWAR DEWANGAN
Background Music : – AMBAR DAS
Music : – ABUZAR
Lyrics : – ANJAAN SAGRI
P.R.O. : – MANZER SHAMIM
. Brandon Hill was born in New York City, USA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education, but his higher education was his extensive studies in the craft of acting. This learning took place on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In New York he studied at the renowned HB Studio. In London he studied Shakespearean acting with veteran teachers from the Royal Academy of Performing Arts whose past students have included Ralph and Joseph Fiennes as well as Kenneth Branagh. He has performed and directed improvisational theatre extensively in New York, as well as in London and Mumbai. He founded and was the Artistic Director of The Waterloo Bridge Theatre Company, an off-off Broadway troupe that performed everything from Shakespeare and the classics to children’s theatre and improvisation to plays by new writers.
After falling in love with the city as a tourist he came to Mumbai to stay in 2006 where he has appeared in over twenty films including Bunty aur Babli, Raaz 2, Dum Maaro Dum, Double Dhamaal, Yaariyn as well as the soon to be released The Dark Secrets Of TONHI and Gang of Ghosts. He has been seen in several TV serials, most notably in Mohe Rang De where he played the evil Lt. Governor of the Punjab, Richard Williams. He has also appeared in many ad films as well.
? GANG OF GHOSTS . . .SatishKaushik, Director
? DESI BOYZ . . . RohitDhawan, Director
? AGENT VINOD . . . SriramRaghavan, Director
? DUM MAARO DUM . . . Rohan Sippy, Director
? DOUBLE DHAMAAL . . . Indra Kumar, Director
? CROOK . . . Vishesh Films
? RAAZ – THE MYSTERY CONTINUES . . . Vishesh Films
? LOVE RECIPE . . . AmolShetge, Director
? TUM MILE . . . Vishesh Films
? LUV 4 EVER . . . JayantParanje, Director
? VEER . . . Anil Sharma, Director
? AWARAPAN . . . Vishesh Films
? BUNTY AUR BABLI . . . Yash Raj Films
? PAZHASSI RAJA . . . Hariharan, Director
? KAILASE KELENKARI . . . Sandeep Ray, Director
? BRAHM . . . Magna Productions
? ALEX HINDUSTANI . . . RaajaBundella
? DirectorBACHPAN . . . Rajiv Sharma, Director
? TE AMO . . . Henry Shiraz, Director
? TONHI . . . Henry Shiraz, Director
? KAILASHEY KELENKARI . . . Sandip Ray, Director
? YEH CHANDA KANOON HAI . . . SAB TV
? HOTEL KINGSTON . . . Sony TV
? MOHE RANG DE . . . Colours
? AISA DESHAI MERA . . . Sony TV
? NOT THE WEEK THAT WAS WITH CYRUS BROACHA . . . CNN-IBN
MISSING PEOPLE Anchorman Prithvi Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM Puck Waterloo Bridge Playhouse
THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW Brom Bones Andrew Phelps
ROMEO AND JULIET Prince Escalus Waterloo Bridge Playhouse
TWELFTH NIGHT Sir Toby Belch Michael Hagins
HAMLET Ghost Waterloo Bridge Theatre
THE TEMPEST Caliban Globe Repertory Co.
ROMEO AND JULIET Friar Waterloo Bridge Theatre
MACBETH Macduff Waterloo Bridge Theatre
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM Bottom Michael Hagins
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Benedick T. Walker Rice
ULYSSES Stephen Dedalus T. Walker Rice
THREE SISTERS Vershinin Theatre 22
MINX CATCHES A CAB Cab The Actor’s Institute
BEYOND THE HILL Gad New Arts Theatre Co.
WHO WILL BE THERE FOR ME? Dr. Jack Mann Living Lessons Theatre
ROCK & ROLL CAN BE DEADLY Frankie Dee Musical Mystery Show
THE ROSE THAT REFUSED TO BLOOM Caterpillar, Boy, Snail 13th St. Repertory Co.
ALLADIN Genie of the Bottle Grove St. Playhouse
Acting: William Hickey, Carol Rosenfeld, DorthyDorff, Michael Beckett~Shakespeare: Patrick Tucker, London Academy of Performing Arts: David Perry-Text and Acting, June Kemp-Movement, Madelaine Cannon-Voice, Angela Goddall-Stage Combat~Improvisation: Kathy Kinney, Michael Player, Jeffrey Essman, John Monteith
Various dialects, Piano, Guitar, Lifeguard experience, American Football, Rugby, Wrestling, Track & Field, Boxing, Skiing, Ice Skating, Directing, Writing, Fight Choreography.