As the title suggests, the movie is set in the future 2030 AD, where people are struggling with a virus for which there is still no cure. The short film starts with a couple, in a high rise in Mumbai, overlooking the Worli Sealink, where the wife Shivika is lying infected in the bed, while hubby Manik does the daily chores and takes care of her.
It’s a very depressing tale where the couple has zero interaction, as Manik places the breakfast on her side table and just leaves, while Shivika is cooped up in the room that’s covered with plastic sheets, from wall to wall. It probably means that, the plastic is disposed off every few days, and fresh ones placed, so that the doors, walls, windows and ceilings remain clean. That itself paints a grim picture of how life would be, if we are not able to find a cure for the current pandemic which has clenched the entire globe.Continue reading “Short Film ‘Infected 2030’: Fear & Loathing in the Pandemic”
Ranbir Kapoor’s first ever short film titled Karma, directed by Abhay Chopra, grandson of the legendary B.R. Chopra will be screened at the Bandra Film Festivals Youtube Channel on 5th of May 2021. The 26 mins short film will be showcased under the ‘A Point Across’ category. The film revolves around capital punishment in India and is about a jailer who has to face the dilemma of performing the execution of his own son. The film was also nominated for Student Oscars.
Actress Shalini Panday known for her impactful performance in Gujarati film Rachna No Dabbo is basking in glory for the feedback received for her recently released project- Dwand. Dwand is a short film released on Pocket films- a family drama where Shalini plays the role of a lower-middle-class girl who is bold and has always dreamt big and was made to believe that she is beautiful, intelligent, and different and that she deserves a worthy husband. When her marriage happens contrary to her expectations, she begins to contemplate her decisions and takes certain steps which eventually affect the entire family.Continue reading “Shalini Panday shines in the short film Dwand”
Serena Walia is an Indian film actor and stage actor best known for her unconventional character choices. After graduating, Serena took up a corporate job but quickly realized that it was her calling to be a performer. She worked as an intern with Manav Kaul’s group for one and a half years, going on to then start playing parts in Mamtaz Bhai Patangwale, Swanand Kirkire’s Ao Saathi Sapna Dekhein, Akvarious’ Peter Pan and many other noted plays. sold out theatre productions including A Kind Of True Story with Actor’s Cult and Unselfed with The Company Theatre, Orphans by Dennis Kelly, Open Cast with Kumud Mishra’s D for Drama. Continue reading “The more I read the script, the more I came to love her: In Conversation with Actor Serena Walia”
Ram Sir was around to guide me for Kuch Kuch Locha Hain but this time I was on my own: Navdeep Chhabra
Navdeep Chhabra is back with ‘The Meeeting’
Actor Navdeep Chhabra who made his Bollywood debut with Kuch Kuch Locha Hai is now gearing up for his next release. Sharing Screen space with Sunny Leone and Ram Kapoor was a learning experience for this Delhi boy and now he is back on screen with a short film, The Meeeting. Continue reading “Navdeep Chhabra is back with ‘The Meeeting’”
Trishna Samat debuts with a short film on Eros Now
A journey that started as an Author of an Hindi Book called Taaze Sapne, Mumbai’s 28 year Old Trishna Samat will now be debuting in a short film called Meri Khoj Mere Haath releasing on Eros Now on ocassion of International Womens Day, 8th March 2019. The short film, written by Trishna also talks about a young girl’s journey of simplicity, honesty and dedication towards achieving her dreams. Popular TV and Bollywood Actor Sharad Kelkar has lent his voice for the short film along with Trishna.
Trishna has received tremendous support from the film fraternity with actors like Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu, Sonal Chahuhan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Guru Randhawa, Zareen Khan, wishing her good luck for this project. The movie has also received immense support from Minister of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare- Pankaja Munde, National Secretary of BJP Sunil Deodhar, Cabinet Minister for PWD (MSRDC, Public Undertaking)- Eknath Shinde.
Sharad Kelkar has lent his voice for a Womens Day special Short Film called- Meri Khoj Mere Haath releasing on Eros Now on occasion of International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019. The short film marks the debut of Mumbai’s 28 year Old Trishna Samat who has also written the script. The short film, talks about a young girl’s journey of simplicity, honesty and dedication towards achieving her dreams.
On being a part of this project, Sharad Kelkar said,“When Trishna narrated the script to me, I was more than willing to lend my voice for it. I loved the honesty and simplicity of the concept and how it addresses such an important cause. More power to Trishna and all other women out there trying to make a mark for themselves. Wishing the team of Meri Khoj Mere Haath, good luck.”
Talking about her experience on working on Meri Khoj Mere Haath, Trishna said,“It’s been an overwhelming experience working on this passion project. I have always believed that one can achieve what they want with their simplicity and let the fire within burn! I could not have asked for a better debut than this short film where i get to be a version of myself that would inspire so many other women across to believe in the power and beauty of their dreams. I am sure the audiences will love the film and the story-line will touch the right chord.”
Trishna has received tremendous support from the film fraternity with actors like Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu, Sonal Chahuhan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Guru Randhawa, Zareen Khan, wishing her good luck for this project. The movie has already received immense support from leading politicians and bureaucats both at a state and central level.