Supriya Pilgaonkar returned to the digital space after a span of almost two years, with a poignant short film titled ‘Baatein’. The film, which released in the fag end of December 2019, has been nominated for the coveted Filmfare Award for Best Short Film of the Year.
Baatein is a heart-touching short film of about 20 minutes run time, that focuses on a lot of issues plaguing today’s generation. Suicide, depression and ragging are some of the topics it touches upon. Directed by Adeeb Rais, the short film features Supriya Pilgaonkar, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Adeeb Rais and newcomer Sankalp Joshi in pivotal roles.
Supriya Pilgaonkar plays a science professor whose young son has recently committed suicide. Adeeb Rais plays a documentary filmmaker who spends a day with Supriya’s character and her niece, played by Shivani Raghuvanshi. The narrative, set in the sleepy Maharashtrian town of Palghar, shows how the trio gets comfortable in each other’s company and opens up on their innermost feelings and emotions.
The short film underlines the importance of mental health, and keeping communication lines open with the young, who, unbeknownst to their parents, might be going through desperation and troubled feelings underneath a calm exterior.
Baatein is definitely a deserving entry in the list of Filmfare Award nominees for Best Short Film. The film has been produced by Madmidaas Films.
Here’s the YouTube link to the film, for those interested in watching it.
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