Shimla lad’s ‘Papa’ has audience curious
The film was shot in Shimla in October, 2015, over a span of six days and has won both awards and accolades.Updated: May 01, 2017 09:23 IST
Hindustan Times, Shimla
Papa, a short film written, produced and directed by local lad Siddharth Chauhan is upping curiosity among Shimla residents, with many turning for its premier at Gaiety Theater.
The short film was shot in Shimla in October, 2015, over a span of six days and has won both awards and accolades.
The short had its first screening in Kerala at the prestigious International Documentary and Short Film Festival, where it was competing with 40 other films from film institutes and professionals in India. It went on win the Best Film award for “innovation in narrative gesture…and dark humour”.
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Papa stars Mohit Singh Parmar, Sushma Kaul and Nandita Aron in lead roles.
Papa is the story of a paralysed mother (Sushma) and her son (Rajiv), trying to cope with life after an accident. The mother’s ray of hope is a pigeon, which she sees in her house on the day of her husband’s death, Chauhan said.
Local resident Vishal Chauhan, who watched the short at the screening, said the film is about the reality of life. “Usually films are fictions but this film about life’s reality. It talks about the emotional situation a family goes through when head of the family passes away,” he said.
Chauhan’s first film was 'Boys Don't Wear Nailpolish’, which has won the 'Golden Halo Award' at the SCRIPT International Short Film Festival-2014. Chauhan said it was a story of revolutionary mother who sets out to fight gender stereotyping.
First Published: Apr 30, 2017 18:03 IST