It is said that in innocence lies in truth and Laddoo decides to take that concept a little ahead. This short film is about a young boy who has a mission – to feed a Panditji as part of the funeral rites of his grandfather. Finding the temple closed for the day, the boy meanders onto a nearby mosque and meets a maulvi. The conversation between the boy and the maulvi form the rest of the film.
Laddoo has a fun, frothy aspect to it and therefore it doesn’t turn out clichéd. The young boy, played by, who has been seen in some other projects is as chirpy as they come. Kumud Mishra leaves a lasting effect as the Maulvi. The script and the direction are quickfire, and some moments are quite humorous. The young boy, played by the one who played a role in the film Andhadhun is a treat to watch.
This kid is a natural and has a long way to go in Bollywood. His mannerisms with all three characters that he interacts with are nuanced. It is his natural innocence and mirth that makes Laddoo a must watch.
Whats wow: Laddoo succeeds in bringing to the fore a much wanted message without going cliche.
What’s Blah: Nothing
Parting Shot: Laddoo is a good addition to Royal Stag Barrel select bouquet.
*The short film will soon be out on Large Short Films platform