The film begins with a master chef, Vikas Kapoor, settling down with his wife and grown up kid for dinner. It is his birthday and he has invited his friend and the friend’s wife to a dinner of Rogan Josh, his favourite dish. As Vikas settles down for a family dinner, the people start talking and arguing. It is difficult to keep away from the discussion, whether it is about the son leaving jobs or whether it is about the other caste marriage of the friend. As the short film progresses, the story has an amazing twist that has the audience think twice about life, love and fate.
Naseeruddin Shah, as always, gives an incredible performance and keeps up appearances throughout the short film, so does rest of the cast. But it is the director’s finesse that keeps the shocking twist a true shocker. To the script’s credit, it nuances itself from a domestic drama to a unique script that can’t be set in any specific genre.
What’s wow: The supernatural genre is mostly thought to be puerile and cheap in Bollywood. The genre has rarely been used to tell a good story. It is to the writer’s credit that this genre gets one of the best genre bending stories, and that too such a good one.
What’s Blah: Nothing.
Parting shot: Watch if you want to see what can be do know with the supernatural genre.
*The short film will soon be out on Large Short Films platform