The Birthday Letter | Short Film Nominee

Short Film Nominee August 28, 2020

The Birthday Letter

By Harsh Khurana with 6.5

drama · Short Films · hindi

The short film is constituted by smooth visuals and an endearing conversation between a little girl and her grandmother. The child wants to write a letter to India on her birthday, that is, the Independence Day, but finds herself at a loss of words. While the nation battles a pandemic, she is unable to find something to say to the "sad" nation, as she puts it in her own innocent manner. It is at this juncture that the grandmother enters the conversation with a simple, but sweet message for both the child as well as the viewer.

While drawing the viewer's attention to the importance of the health guidelines, the film also carries within itself a message of hope and the reminder to not give in in this fight against the coronavirus. All of these messages are tied together within the ambit of the familial space, while also communicating that with each other's love, even the saddest days can be turned around.
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