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‘Chhele Manushi’ does the rounds in India

  • Published at 10:54 pm June 26th, 2018
  • Last updated at 10:56 pm June 26th, 2018
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The official trailer for “Chhele Manushi” (The Gray Line) was released on Sunday. The director told Showtime that the she has been receiving a lot of positive feedback from audiences who watched the trailer

Debutant filmmaker Saki Farzana premiered her short film “Chhele Manushi” in Hyderabad Bengali Film Festal, which took place from June 21-24. The film is already competing at 3rd International Short Films Festival Pune, India and is shortlisted for more festivals to come.

The official trailer for “Chhele Manushi” (The Gray Line) was released on Sunday. The director told Showtime that the she has been receiving a lot of positive feedback from audiences who watched the trailer.

The 18:25 minute short film takes place 10-12 years after the India-Pakistan divide. Based on a short story by famous writer Manik Bandopadhyay, the plot revolves around two children, played by child actors Tapasya and Aritra, who are immune to the divisive political climate of that era.

“My film is set on the backdrop of the ‘47 divide in a locality in East Pakistan where Hindus and Muslims lived in harmony,” Saki said. “Even in that suburb where both religions are apparently equal, there is some conflict deep within, which surfaces when there’s a movement.”

Saki, who also acted in the film, is a theatre studies graduate from Rajshahi University. Some of the actors in the film were theatre actors while most were amateurs, Saki said.

The new director hopes to screen her film in Bangladesh after doing rounds at international film festivals. Since the central characters are children, Saki hopes to screen her film in local schools.

“I made the film with the Bangladeshi audience in mind,” Saki said. “I decided to submit to film festivals only after my seniors advised me to do so.”

International Short Films Festival Pune, India boasts screening the highest number of short films in the world as a part of the festival competition. More than 1500 short films from over 75 countries are screened at the festival.

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