Blossom – In Love: Short Film Review
Cast: Himani Shivpuri.
Director: Swati Semwal.
Channel: Net Pix Shorts (YouTube Channel).
Release Date: 20 December 2018.
Synopsis: ‘Blossom – In Love’ tells the story of an elderly woman in her 60s living alone in the city of Mumbai, after her son moves to America for his career. She finds love, companionship, and happiness in the most unlikely and unexpected manner.
- Himani Shivpuri is absolutely amazing in the role of the lady. She has given a powerful performance and her portrayal of emotions such as loneliness, happiness, hope, fear, etc. is unparalleled.
- The short film brings the issue of loneliness among the elderly to the forefront in a very careful and tender manner. The lady is left alone and finds companionship in a plant.
- The calm that comes with old age can be noticed in the lady’s facial expressions and voice. Again, credits to Himani Shivpuri for her performance.
- The attachment to the roots that can be generally seen in the elderly is also subtly depicted in the short film.
- The simple cinematography and the serene background music add to the short film’s value and perfectly represent the central character’s mind that has found solace in the company of the plant.
- The plant is the subject of the old lady’s love and affection, and the cause of her happiness. It is the symbol of the love that she has for her children.
- The last scene, where the flower on the plant blooms while the old lady peacefully passes away, can be a depiction of the sacrifice parents make to watch their children succeed. Her soul is satisfied and pleased to watch the plant bloom.
- There’s nothing wrong with this short film.
The short film is simple, sweet, and serene, and has some profound messages if you look for it. Himani Shivpuri carries the entire short film on her shoulders.
- Himani Shivpuri is a veteran actress who has worked in numerous films such as Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Umrao Jaan, etc., TV shows like Yatra, Sasural Simar Ka, Sumit Sambhal Lega, among others, as well as ALTBalaji’s web series, Home.
- The director of the short film, Swati Semwal, has acted in films like Bareilly Ki Barfi, and Fanney Khan, as well as TV shows like The Serial, and Lage Raho Chachu. She has written and directed short films like Abnormal and Sameera.
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