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Shorts E - Romance & Comedies

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Shorts E - Romance & Comedies

From Jappan
2017 | USA | 8 mins | English
Directed by - Raj Trivedi
Cast - Aiden Eyrick, Liam Dussek, Liba Vaynberg, Matthew Kodi, Purva Bedi, Siraj Huda, Sophia Telegadis, Andrew Ellmaker.


Synopsis: The pilot for a series about 12 year old Jappan Mehta who navigates his American life besides his very Indian parents. 'An Indian-American 'Wonder Years'.

Social Media Handles: http://www.rajtrivedi.com. Instagram: rage_trivedi. Twitter: @rajt.

Review: The New York Television Festival is proud to announce the following 52 Official Selections to the 2017 Independent Pilot Competition

Layover
2017 | USA | 9 mins | Bengali (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Mahesh Pailoor & Anu Pradhan
Cast - Rupak Ginn, Pia Shah.


Synopsis: Past meets present when Vik and Meera decide to recreate an early date during a layover at LAX.

Tej Bahadur
2017 | India | 10 mins | Bengali (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Abhishek Mukherjee
Cast - Barun Chanda, Gora Dhar, Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, Ramyadip Saha.


Synopsis: Pankaj is a respected film critic working for a leading Bengali newspaper Janashakti in Calcutta. One day, the newspaper's editor Nirmal Chatterjee calls Pankaj in his office and asks him to re-write his article in which he severely criticized the film...

Life in Other Words
2017 | Bangladesh | 15 mins | Bengali (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Abrar Athar
Cast - Masum Basher, Aanon Siddiqua, Ferdousi Ahmed, Hridoy Hossain, Tuhin Tamijul.


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT1vfj-m2ls

Synopsis: The Kabir family are having a terrible day. Their doting son, Ronny has failed class five and his sister, Reenu has quit her job. All this on a day when there is...

Social Media Handle: https://www.facebook.com/littlebigbd/?ref=br_rs
Review: Life in Other Words short film

And sometimes, she loved me too.
2017 | India | 15 mins | English
Directed by - Karan Talwar
Cast - Sankalp Rawal, Neil Bhoopalam, Yuki Ellias, Akshay Singh


Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDk_axbwORY

Synopsis: 'And sometimes, she loved me too' explores the melancholia of objects left behind by lovers after the demise of their relationship. A soundscape of memories...

Social Media Handles: http://www.facebook.com/harkatstudios, https://www.instagram.com/harkat.studios/, http://www.harkat.in, https://www.facebook.com/yuki.ellias, https://www.facebook.com/nbhoopalam, https://www.facebook.com/talwar.karan, https://www.instagram.com/talwar_karan/, https://twitter.com/talwar_karan.

Ullangai Nellikkani (A Gooseberry in her Palm)
2017 | India | 17 mins | Tamil (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Arikara Sudhan

Synopsis:
A quietly observant librarian strikes up a conversation with a diligent student who appears in need of a kind ear to listen to her romantic woes.

Director:
Arikara Sudhan is a direction graduate of Dr MGR Govt film and television institute, Chennai. He assisted national award winning director Vasantabalan on his feature film “Kaviyathalaivan”.
His previous short “Kankanikkum Maranam” won many awards and was featured by famed critic Baradwaj Rangan in his blog.

Shameless
2017 | India | 18 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Keith Gomes
Cast - Hussain Dalal, Sayani Gupta.


Synopsis: An uncouth work from home guy constantly orders home delivery. One evening while accepting a delivery he is knocked out and wakes up to find himself tied to a chair and confronted by the delivery girl.

Review: Actor Sayani Gupta signs a short film with writer of Salman Khan starrer Kick

Jaan Jigar (Beloved)
2017 | India | 19 mins | Hindi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Ranjan Chandel Singh
Cast - Shivani Raghuvanshi, Piyush Puty.


Synopsis: 'Jaan Jigar' is a story of a boy and a girl living in northern part of India, exploring the early nuances of sexuality and love, decide to meet up at a secluded place for their first kiss. But it's not simple as it sounds for the easy exchange of...

Social Media Handle: https://www.facebook.com/JaanJigarBeloved/?ref=bookmarks

Tara Versus
2017 | U S A, Singapore, India | 21 mins | English
Directed by - Ayesha Anna Ninan
Cast - Aditi Vasudev, Amogh Ranadive, Shikha Talsania, Malay Prakash.


Synopsis: A struggling comedian has a hard time seeing the funny side of things when her career stagnates while her best friend gets a promotion.

Reviews: Announcing the 2017 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award Recipients, http://www.indianfilmfestival.org/films/tara-versus/

Shame

2018 | India | 24 mins | Hindi & English (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Anusha Bose
Cast - Swara Bhasker, Ranvir Shorey, Tara Sharma Saluja, Sayani Gupta, Cyrus Sahukar, Seema Bhargava Pahwa.

Synopsis: “These people walk the same corridors as us and forget where they come from, who they are..” It is with this harsh reminder that Sumer Seth, a guest at a posh hotel fires housekeeping staff -Fanny Lobo when she’s caught trying on his girl...

Director: Anusha Bose was an executive producer on 10ml Love - a contemporary indian adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (Dir, Sharat Katariya). She was a supervising producer with NDTV, designing content across 4 channels- 24x7 (English) and NDTV India (Hindi) and Prime (Business), Good Times (Lifestyle). Also a executive producer with the Star Network Content Engine; conceptualising and developing shows for Star Plus, Life OK, Jalsa, Channel V and Pravah. Her business development head for production house, Rowdy Rascal. She is a screenplay writer for film, TV and the web.

Social Media Handles: https://www.facebook.com/findanushabose
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