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Iruttai Thediya Samayangal | Short Film of the Day

Short film of the Day October 9, 2020

Iruttai Thediya Samayangal

By Indennials with 6.8

drama · Short Films · tamil

The short film is a philosophical engagement with notions of existence, self and the endless pursuit of desires in life. It's marked by its layered narrative that falls within the boundary of the abstract, opening itself to different interpretations. The protagonist finds a small chest whose contents are undisclosed to the viewer. He immediately takes it home, hiding it in a dark, quiet corner of his house. It is the search, attainment and finally securing this object that comes to mark his entire existence.

Sometimes it makes him jolt upright in the dead of the night, other days it's the reason for him to jump out of bed during the day. It torments and tortures him and he knows no rest until he has found the object in his possession again (to perhaps lose it all over again), even if it means shutting out the rest of the world. The film uses a narrative marked by an approach that withholds as much as it reveals, and yet ensures that its message is conveyed lucidly, thereby enabling it to succeed.

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