Farchaa is a short film that deals with the fact that old age doesn’t do justice with people. Some can’t help but depend on their children for every need, while many others can’t help themselves to make life easier for their children.
A retired school headmaster goes to commit suicide, after his son and daughter-in-law constantly bicker about the increase in his medical bills, and not being able to lay their hands on his pension.
As he reaches the railway track to end his life, he meets his old friend who has come there for the same reason.
What’s WOW? The ordeal of older people has been depicted so beautifully. We all have seen our grandparents trying to busy, as there is not much they can manage to do with their fragile bodies.
What’s Blah? Maybe the production value could have been better. It would have enhanced the viewing experience.
Parting Shot: Watch Farchaa to get a feel on how the old people around us are trying to fit in, even though they know they are very different from the younger lot that surrounds them.
Director: Sisir Kumar Sahu
Duration: 25 mins
Screened at Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films
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