Dastak | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee August 26, 2020


By Sourabh Dharmshale with 6.4

action · Short Films

A group of young boys is sitting around a fire and listening to old Hindi songs on the radio. Suddenly the quiet of the moment is disrupted by gunshots. When the men who fired the shots are revealed to be in a military uniform, it becomes clear that the setting is the violence-torn Kashmir valley.

The commentary that follows the bloodshed on screen is poetic. It seems like the voice of an omniscient narrator who is overlooking the clash, confusion, chaos, as someone both involved and removed from the scene. His words are meant to offer the contrasting voice of reason, sanity, peace and patience. However, the film only brushes through the surface of the conflicting tale it hopes to tell.
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