Short Film of the Day September 15, 2020
drama · Short Films
Krish is preparing for the medical entrance exam that is due in thirty-six days. Anyone who has been an
aspirant would know the strenuous preparation that such an endeavour demands. Krish studies for more than eighteen
hours a day, yet finds it difficult to pass his mock tests. Read Less
The film depicts his isolation which is in part, self- imposed, but in part also mandated by the extensive
syllabus he has to cover. Cutting himself of all ties, familial and social, the protagonist has become like a
machine that is only programmed to study.
One night, a friend who has decided to move out of his house after a fight with his parents, knocks
on Krish’s door. This friend, who is reckless and carefree, forcefully takes Krish to a party. Is this friend
the devil in disguise or a saviour who has come to rescue Krish from his misery?
The film not only makes an important intervention on the pressures that students put on themselves
to succeed in the only (conventional) way that they are taught is available to them, but also stresses the pleasures
of life, that are as much a part of a student’s well-being, and must be enjoyed rightfully.