Kark | Short Film of the Day

Short Film of the Day October 23, 2020


By Pawan Kumar Nayak with 6.8

drama · Short Films · hindi

A girl is dealing with a prolonged terminal illness of a family member. He is a cancer patient who has been affected by the disease due to his tobacco consumption. Due to this history of illness in the family, she has developed an aversion to all edible products even with a hint of tobacco in them. It is interesting to note how it would come to influence the other decisions and aspects of her life.

Kark is a well-crafted short story. The film captures the protagonist's labour: both domestic and industrial, and her consequent exhaustion. With an almost excruciating attention to detail, the film also paints a picture of a working-class life. Even the spot that the lovers pick to meet subtly points to a class-based navigation of the urban space. The actor playing the lead does an excellent job!
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