Chandrudu | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee August 11, 2022

Chandrudu

By John Sreedhar with 6.8

drama · Short Films

Chandru is a hardworking student who only dreams of getting himself a pair of slippers. Every time he sees his equally hardworking father, he simply has one request - to get the footwear. The film starts on a harmless, innocent note, but soon invokes deeper, more complicated issues of caste-based oppression and cruelty meted out to little kids by adults because of prejudice.

The inability of our ten-year-old protagonist to understand these complexities of the adult world add a crucial layer to the narrative, making its message clear and more impactful. Though the film could have gained from a smoother conclusion, it remains an important story worthy of discussion and engagement.
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