Shabana Azmi appears in the short film Aunty Ji, that spreads awareness about the life and times of two people struggling to come to terms with changes in their lives. Shabana plays the character of a grandmother who decides to get a tattoo done. The other woman is Anmol Rodriguez.
The screenplay is a snappy, quick said story about what these women go through in a simple day, where they challenge prejudices on an almost daily basis. The best part about the short film is that it at least tries to expose the hypocrisy that individuals and companies show.
What works best is that the short film doesn’t delve on the problems that the characters face, but instead make a quick statement about them and moves on – like both Anmol and Shabana’s character do – they move on, come what may.
Of the performances, Shabana Azmi is amazing as the woman who has decided to live life on her own terms. Anmol Rodrigues is channelling her real-life experiences, and that’s the reason the performance tugs at the heart strings.
Madmidaas Films does a good job of bringing the story on screen. The screenplay leaves a lasting impression audience and will be a talking point for a good time. Director Adeeb Rais cuts a quick screenplay and yet creates an impression in the audience’s mind.
What’s Wow: A snappy screenplay makes the short film interesting.
What’s Blah: Nothing
Parting Shot: A must watch
Cast and Crew:
Cast: Shabana Azmi, Anmol Rodriguez
Director: Adeeb Rais
Producer: MadMidaas Films