Royal Stag Large Shorts – Country’s most effective short-film
Royal Stag Large Shorts, perhaps the country’s most effective short-film platform, has been rolling out their ‘Perfect 10’ competition winners from October’s 2017 Mumbai Film Festival. As a result, almost every second day, an intriguing new film – professionally made, peppered with familiar stage and TV faces – drops online. In my opinion, there’s no better way to end a year in which feature-length Hindi cinema has largely failed to make an impact. The quality of these shorts is a reminder that the younger voices are out there; it’s just the weak older ones that are making it to the big screens.
The latest to hit Youtube is a 15-minute Kalki Koechlin and Gulshan Devaiah starrer, The Thought Of You, directed by Ahmed Roy. The film explores the events of one fateful night in the lives of a fragile couple; they’ve visibly been struggling with trust issues, and what starts as a pleasant night out at a friend’s (Monica Dogra) party culminates in the horror of a drunken road accident.