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Maya | Short Film of the Day

Short film of the Day October 18, 2020


By Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury with 6.9

romance · Short Films · bengali

The story of the film is a noteworthy element as it attempts an engagement with the ideas of identity and self in the early nineties. The narrative is of a shy, introverted boy who finds himself falling in love with his piano tutor's daughter.

Maya is fearless, creative and opinionated. The film portrays her charm in a manner that conveys to the viewer why Anjan is drawn to her. Unable to overcome his hesitation, he finds himself developing an alter ego to talk to her over the phone. However, in the process, as he succeeds in making Maya fall in love with him, the audience is left wondering whether the identity he adopts is who he truly is or is he the shy, reserved boy Maya sees every day? The film is an exploration of these ideas and how they become convoluted as we try to fit in or rebel against boundaries that are imposed to define the self.

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