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Anukul: Short Film Review


Cast: Saurabh Shukla, Parambrata Chattopadhyay,
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
Genre: Drama
Language: Hindi/English
Channel: Large Short Films
Release Date: 04 October 2017

Synopsis: The short film is a peek into a hypothetical future where robots are very easily employed for various jobs. The story centres on an old man Nikunj who appoints a robot called Anukul, who looks like a human and works much more efficiently and will touch your heart in the beginning with his innocent questions about rights and wrongs. The robot is said to be a very efficient learner and learns like a sponge. When he learns from a human, what does he become? What does he learn?


  • The story is very real. Although it’s based on fiction, at no point do you hesitate to believe it.
  • The essence of the city, the people, the characters are very real and well painted.
  • The details are absolutely sorted. The protests against the robotic employment are booming around the working class, and even though there are only a couple of scenes about it, it just makes the whole situation so much more believable.
  • The balance between morality and convenience is very correctly maintained.
  • There is no villain. There is hero. There is a human and a robot. The story is a neutral take on a situation which we can almost foresee for now.


  • There is no reason why you should miss this one.


Anukul is a really new perspective on the much-discussed angle of robots leading to human destruction. It makes you think if it’s the robots or the humans that are actually leading to human-destruction. Highly recommended stuff!


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