Vikat | Short Film of the Day

Short Film of the Month November 2021


By Devdatta Prakash Manjrekar with 7.2

drama · Short Films · marathi

The film is a beautiful and insightful conversation that a woman has with her baby. The story opens on a day when Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations are in full swing with fireworks and merrymaking in tow. The tone of the narrative leaves the viewer significantly unprepared for what is to come. Solely an interaction of the mother and her baby as she comforts the infant disturbed by the noise of crackers and the celebration downstairs, Vikat continues to increase the intimacy in its approach to the events unfolding on screen.

What had begun as a regular celebration of a festival, is about to culminate into a violent act that makes the viewer truly sit up and pay heed. Now that the film has managed to capture your attention, while also demonstrating expert camerawork in the process, it will finally share its true intentions - one about the environment and how it has been degraded and exploited by us in the name of celebration, making its message all the more powerful and hard-hitting.
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