Baba's Black Sheep | Short Film of the Month

Short Film of the Month September 2021

Baba's Black Sheep

By Tanisha Rai with 7.2

drama · Short Films · hindi

If one were to put it simply, the film is an engagement with the deepest human desire (need?) to find their roots, and to feel loved and a sense of belonging. Be it in the form of a forbidden romance that truly makes you feel like yourself, or seeking closure for a lost memory, to rekindle it to lead to a brighter future, the desire to find and nurture yourself is undeniable, even in the face of all adversity and obstacles, underlines the narrative.

By invoking two parallel plot lines, of the past and the present, and bringing to life two generations on screen, the film shares this story with the viewer in Tanisha Rai's notable voice. The thematic concerns are heard loudly and clearly for the audience to experience and participate in, allowing Baba's Black Sheep to become a wholesome, wonderful film, leaving the door open with promise of more such products by the team. The film, however, would have benefited from closer attention to its sound.