Imtiaz Ali, NiranjanIyenger, Neena Kulkarni, Manish Rahatkar and Shweta Basu Prasad join the panel in a pursuit for cinematic excellence
Pune: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films hosted an engaging panel discussion in a quest to find perfection in short films. The event witnessed cinematic maestroslike Imtiaz Ali, NiranjanIyenger, Neena Kulkarni, Manish Rahatkar and Shweta Basu Prasadwho came together to narrate their stories of perfection. Threeperfect shorts including ‘The Other Way’ by Imtiaz Ali; ‘Maa’ by NiranjanIyenger, starring Neena Kulkarni, Dino Morea and Vivaan Shah and ‘Visa’ by Manish Rahatkar, starring Shweta Basu Prasad were screened at the event as these story tellers shared their motivation behind creating these films.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has been at the helm of this revolution, becoming the torch bearer of short films in India. Through a slew of powerful short films, the platform has successfully redefined movie-watching for cinephiles and has thrown up a reality check for viewers and filmmakers alike. Not only has it gained immense popularity but has become one of the most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India.
The immensely talented film makers and actors came together and deliberated about their experience with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. While they laid emphasis on the freedom the platform givesthem to be able to showcase their innovation and creativity in the best possible way, the films showcasedwere sharp, original and thought-provoking, with the potential to bring about change.
Commenting on the platform, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, PernodRicard India, said “The growth of the short film industry in India has been phenomenal and we are proud to be at the helm of this evolution.We are extremely delighted to associate with these incredible story tellers from the world of cinema who have not only created original short films for the platform, but have also elevated the platform’s quest for perfection. In line with the brand’s philosophy of ‘make it perfect’, we will continue to encourage and motivate talented film makers to freely showcase their original creativity through our platform.”
Themed on the philosophy of “Make it Perfect”, The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is a platform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywood directors while still chasing their creative energy to create a niche for themselves in the industry. The platform gives a credible stage to the storytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to their target audience through the digital world.
The three short films screened by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films are perfectly unique and incredible works of art.
More about the films:
· ‘The Other Way’ by Imtiaz Ali is a short film about a bride with doubts, anxiety and a deep- seated fear and a photographer who too is consumed with insecurities about career choices. She meets the photographer on the eve of her wedding, an instant connect leads to an impulsive decision to run away on the day of her marriage and brings them to shared isolation where they confront their fears and find their answers. The story is told in a reverse chronological order of incidents that took place from where they ended up going back to the first time they met, making it a unique short. It is a story about 2 strangers narrated in a unique way.
· ‘Maa’ by NiranjanIyenger, starring Neena Kulkarni, Dino Morea and Vivaan Shah is a short film which showcases the story of a mother and her son who is a drug addict. The mother and elder brother continue to contemplate on how to deal with the younger son’s affliction. As the story progresses, the mother decides to go for an unorthodox treatment to get her son rid of the addiction. The mother’s choice is cruel and kind at the same time but she is not sure if she will be able to bear the consequences of it.
· ‘Visa’ by Manish Rahatkar, starring Shweta Basu, Ishaan Khaana and DelissaMehra is a story of a young family who are desperate to find a way to leave their country and move to another place as the conditions keep worsening day by day. As the visa interview dates come closer the parents are even more determined as they are concerned about their daughter’s future and wish to give her a better life.
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