World premieres of Maya’ by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury; ‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose; ‘Rogan Josh’ by Sanjeev Vig and ‘Ladoo’ directed by Sameer Sadhwani and Kishor Sadhwani, produced by Neeraj Pandey
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, one of the most credible and distinguished platforms for short films in India screened world premieres of 4 powerful short films at the 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films showcased four powerful and perfect short films – ‘Maya’ by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, ‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose, ‘Rogan Josh’ by Sanjeev Vig and ‘Ladoo’ directed by Sameer Sadhwani and Kishor Sadhwani and produced by Neeraj Pandey. Furthermore, these master storytellers also shared their ‘pursuit of perfection’ stories over panel discussions
Speaking about the festival, Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India, said, “We are delighted to strengthen our association with MAMI for the third consecutive year for a category co-created by us. Our platform Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has become the torchbearer for the short film industry in India. By creating unique content across genres, which is original, powerful and perfect we have been able to carve a niche for ourselves. In addition to being the short film category partner, we are also happy to screen 4 short films by renowned directors and 10 short films by aspiring filmmakers at the festival, making this partnership grander”
Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films’ association with Jio Mumbai Film Festival for the past 2 seasons has been an incredible success, during which a whole new category for short films was created at this renowned film festival. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films helmed sponsorship of this category at the festival and will continue to sponsor the Short Film category at the 20th season of this celebrated film festival in Mumbai.
The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films platform has been a pioneer in the short film genre. Working with new and established directors and storytellers, the platform is the go-to destination for original, powerful and perfect short film content. Through a slew of powerful short films, the platform has successfully redefined movie watching for cinephiles over the past few years. Not only has it gained immense popularity but the platform has also become one of the most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India.
More about the 4 perfect and powerful films:
‘Maya’ by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury starring Padmapriya is a unique love story where the boy is in love while the girl is ignorant towards his feelings. As the story progresses, the boy approaches her and has conversations on the phone without revealing his identity. Unaware of the fact that he is the same person.
‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose starring Swara Bhaskar, Ranvir Shorey, Tara Sharma, Sayani Gupta, and Cyrus is the twisted journey of a meek, vulnerable woman who emerges from the background to unapologetically reclaim her dignity, confidence and her right to desire. This dark comedy walks the thin line that separates the two worlds; the haves from the have-nots; the affluent from the service providers; the indulgent from the repressed.
‘Rogan Josh’ by Sanjeev Vig is the story of a celebrated chef at The Taj Hotels who has invited his family and friends home for dinner to celebrate his birthday. The dinner table conversation meanders to the shared experience of a nightmarish night, 26/11. As the story progressed, they joke of how much worse the night could have gotten and questioned the quality of their existence after the life-changing event.
‘Laddoo’ by the director duo Sameer Sadhwani and Kishor Sadhwani is the story of an inquisitive young boy. As per Hindu rituals, it is believed an offering made to ancestors on their death anniversary reaches them through the Pandit but the young boy fails to understand how this happens. Even as he struggles to comprehend this concept, he is entrusted with the imperative task of delivering lunch to the Pandit on his grandfather’s death anniversary. Being the inquisitive person that he is, he does not give up and sets out on a little adventure to figure out the answers to his questions.