Indu Aur Woh Chitthi: Short Film Review
Humaramovie’s latest short film, Indu Aur Woh Chitthi, is a bittersweet film about people we live behind in our quest for life. Featuring Vaibhav Tatwawaadi & Subha Rajput, here’s why you should not miss a chance to watch it.
Cast: Subha Rajput, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi.
Director: Ruturraj Dhaalgade.
Channel: Humaramovie (YouTube).
Release Date: 5th November 2019.
Indu (Subha Rajput) has come to visit her long lost best friend Karan (Vaibhav Tatwawaadi), who is now a big star. The 10 years that separated them has turned the once precious bond into an awkward and formal encounter. There are bitterness and anger, regret and guilt, expectation and hope. Will the old friends find their way back to each other again?
- In the journey of life, we win some and we lose some- be it people or things. Most of them we don’t remember, but there are always some losses which are hard to get over. Humaramovie’s latest short film, Indu Aur Woh Chitthi, is one such piece of film that reminds us of the things left behind, in the most simplistic and sweet way.
- The story features two protagonists- Indu and Karan. There are a few people in our lives who we just connect to- you don’t need to spell out things for them, they understand you without any reservation or expectation. Indu and Karan had one such relationship of pure friendship. Now meeting after a decade, Karan has become jaded and cautious, result of his popularity as an actor. Add to that the bitterness lingering due to Indu’s abandonment, and he lashes out at her by being rude and mean. Indu, with her gentle demeanor, tries to soothe the hurt away.
- Vaibhav and Subha do an excellent job at portraying the vulnerability their characters possess towards each other that makes them weak apart, but strong together. The initial antagonism followed by the bittersweet walk-down-the-memory lane, all with an undercurrent of something more than friendship, lurks in the air, and as subtly and expertly it is underlined in the script, Vaibhav & Subha bring it on screen in an equally effective manner.
- Shubhanakar has penned a song at the end, titled Kya Pata, which caps off a beautiful ending to the film, made subliminal by Abhay Jodhpurkar’s mesmerizing voice. It captures the essence of the short in the most fitting way.
- The unsteady cinematic shots and poor editing quality dampens the viewing experience a bit.
Indu Aur Woh Chitthi is a Pandora box of lost things with hope clinging on till the end. Definitely worth a watch.
- Ruturraj Dhaalgade is a writer, director, and producer, with movies such as Lost and Found, An Invitation, and Slambook, among others, to his credit.
- Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Subha Rajput both made their digital debut with ZEE5. While Vaibhav appeared in the Marathi web series Hutatma, Subha was part of the original film 377 AbNormal.
Watch The Short Film Here: