Aamir Khan talked about the parental pressure on children in his powerful film 3 Idiots, and now Shoojit Sircar has touched upon the same subject with a short film. Shoojit, who has addressed key issues affecting our society with his films, has made a short film to talk about the pressure parents put on their kids.
Titled Release The Pressure, Shoojit’s first short film addresses the pressing issue of academic performance and the toll it takes on teenagers with a hard-hitting narrative. Focused on creating awareness amongst parents about their child’s performance anxiety, #ReleaseThePressure articulates challenges that young adults face.
Shoojit shared the film online on Thursday.
Here is the film..Hope this film triggers a healthy conversation between parent & child. https://t.co/1P91C6g16i— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) February 15, 2017
Be it his production Taapsee Pannu-Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Pink, the hugely successful and applauded film about judgments and discrimination that urban women face every day, or Ayushmann Khhuranna’s Vicky Donor that humorously highlights the significance of sperm donation, Sircar has cracked the code of telling what matters in an entertaining manner.
Talking about the short film, Shoojit said in a press statement, “Mounting pressure on the kids to perform, has become a stark reality of every urban child’s growing up years. And I firmly believe our primary responsibility as a conscientious parent, as citizens and as makers of this film, is to not only raise this issue but also to raise it in a manner keeping in mind the sensitivity of the matter for the kids that face it. And hence, I shot this film in a manner where I only facilitated the process for the child to open up his feelings – an innocent, emotional, pure outburst of a child’s emotion. It is my sincere hope that this film triggers a healthy conversation between parent and child, and facilitates a greater awareness and better understanding towards each other.”
With this film, Sircar reiterates his position as a filmmaker who can make a socially relevant message go miles ahead with engaging content. He also brings alive an issue that Indian society shouldn’t be ignoring anymore.
This film is a must watch for parents with its sensitive and unpretentious handling of performance pressure.
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