Chameli | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee September 13, 2023


By Bhuvanesh Ajithkumar Sheeba with 6.7

drama · Short Films

The film operates within a realm of contrasts. Using the same frame where a girl sits before a mirror, looking at her reflection, the past and the present are conjured. What was once a place of girlhood and cheer has now become a sight of violence. The protagonist’s side was once occupied by companionship, a guardian to watch over her.

However, now the space is defined by oppression and violence. All of these images are combined and presented to the viewer, employing a notable performance. The contrast is not simply visual, but audio distortion further serves to drive the message home. The final result employs controlled resources to bring its reality to life, keeping itself cohesive throughout.
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