After a long and strenuous day, all one wants is someone who listens to all our plights. It is one of the best therapies in the world.
Taking a cue from this, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films talks about a father, who works as a listener. People pay him by the hour to listen to their problems. The short focusses on one of his days as a listener, wherein his customers range from an old man frustrated with his bad sex life, a single woman just wanting to talk about her road experience, two frustrated men, and a man who has recently had a break up.
The listener irrespective of the problems he is made to hear remains calm. The climax is equally brilliant.
What’s WOW? The idea of hiring a listener is so idiosyncratic, at some point during the short; you want to hire a listener yourself. And that is a job well done. Kumud Mishra as a listener is the most apt casting.
What’s Blah? Nothing to complain about.
Parting Shot: The web is ‘the place’ for anything unique and Listener is definitely unique and attention grabbing. It’s definitely worth ‘TheDigitalHash.com must watch’ title.
Writer and Director: Tarun Dudeja
Cast: Kumud Mishra, Yusuf Hussain, Shivani Tanksale and Shashank Arora.
Producer: Sanjeev Kumar Nair
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