FOOL FOR LOVE : Illusions of Life

Satarupa Sanyal wants to tell the ever relevant story of illusions of love or loneliness in life in her new short film Fool For Love. 

Bittu (Ritabhari Chakraborty) is stuck in love of her childhood sweetheart Allen (Anurag Kashyap), however life’s script written for them doesn’t allow them to spend enough time together, and Allen is gone for months at a stretch. And at the same time, there is something in that relationship that doesn’t allow her to move forward with anything else in life, and every time she tries, he comes back (in form or in spirit?)

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SHAME : A Glorious Mess!

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Anusha Bose might have had a great idea in her mind when she conceptualized her latest short film Shame. The idea would have been to peep into the world of the invisible working class of the posh hotels and what happens when their hidden desires are exposed in the hands of rich people with far more hidden darkness. Sadly, the film she makes does no justice to her concept. It has a tonality that shrills and a treatment that does not know how to moderate itself to remain as sleek as the surroundings it florishes in.

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DETOUR : Works its way into the heart

Watched a series of short films over the last few weeks, and I always get intrigued by how much these shorts have to say within the five or ten minute capsules. But often it so happens that in order to grab the audience attention and to create an impact, the makers try to give a forced twist to the story without really organically integrating it to the narrative. This happened with Rogan Josh, Justaju, Tu and a slew of other shorts recently, and they all left me disappointed. Detour is an exception to that.

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