Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Manjhi dialogue writers hit the globe with Recession!

At a time when demonetisation has its side-effects, here is a short film on recession made by the researchers-dialogue writers of Manjhi The Mountain Man that is making waves globally. Director Varadraj Swami’s Recession, penned by Shahzad Ahmad and Varadraj Swami was lauded at the Festival Du Cinema De Paris, San Francisco Short Film Festival,Chicago Short Film Festival, and won the Special Mention in the Short Film Festival of Los Angeles.Starring Arvind Swami, Priya Jaiswal,  Dev Khubnani, Ravikant, Manoj Singh, Touras Iqbal and Yash Bharat Jain, Recession follows the recent success of their earlier film Akhbar Ka Ek Panna that won at the New York Short Film Festival and Rasika Agashe won the Best Actor Award.Set against the backdrop of an economic slowdown, Recession revolves around three different
sets of victims of this crisis living in the same city. One is a conscientious executive who goes to work even on a Sunday. The second is the auto-rickshaw driver who plies his trade all day long despite suffering from peptic ulcers. The third is an unemployed youngster determined looking at all avenues to find a job that touches the lives of others in a unique way. Says the duo, “This is our third film on the cause-effect relationship between metropolitan life and urban chaos and how we are nothing but those caught in the ever-spiralling tornado of modern day living.  This metro madness seems to find takers in Chicago, Paris, San Francisco and Los Angeles, this time. And we are glad.”

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