The new content on OTT platform ZEE5 is a short film titled Silvat. The film revolves around two characters played by Kartik Aaryan and Meher Mistry.
Kartik plays a tailor, while Meher plays one of his customers and lives all alone. Her husband works in Riyadh since last five years, and went there within four days of their marriage. Meher finds some solace in her brief measurement meetings with Kartik.
Not just that Kartik occasionally brings food for Meher. And he also asks if she wants to send something to her husband, when his own brother gets a job in Riyadh.
What Wow? While they do not tell each other specifically, the two love each other or at least have a liking towards each other. The nuances are nice, like that Meher likes to touch the leftover of the cup in which Kartik had tea, is a good way to tell that she has a liking for him.
What Blah? Despite its many eye catching moments, the film fails in many departments as well. Surely, the same story could have been great over half the screen time it was eventually given. Also five years is a big time for anyone to wait to profess their love. But both the characters are happily waiting for god knows what – in this case it is the revelation that Meher’s husband is coming in a month’s time. Despite it, they don’t tell the magical three words to each other.
Parting Shot: Silvat has its own highs and lows. The performances are good, but the film could have done with some trimming. But overall, it is a decent attempt by Tanuja Chandra.
Cast: Meher Mistry, Kartik Aaryan
Director Tanuja Chandra
Silvat is now streaming on ZEE5.