Short films are a unique form of storytelling. You can tell an incredible, thought provoking story and you can also tell about the little things that matter much. Vikrant Massey and Sayani Gupta team up to do the latter in Sumi Mathai’s Detour, a new short film that hits YouTube today.
Nimisha (Sayani) is a young writer in an ad agency and Aarav (Vikrant) is an investment banker. The two meet because of a shared cab and strike up a conversation. It’s late in the night and one of them has had a bad day at work. What happens next forms the rest of this very short film.
What’s Wow: Sumi Mathai tells a good story in the short span. She creates a warm, full of hope trope in the small duration that the film has, and makes a point – sometimes, even the small things can infuse just the right amount of hope needed. Vikrant and Sayani do a good job of bringing their complex, likeable characters on screen.
What’s Blah: Nothing.
Parting Shot: Detour infuse the right amount of warmth and hope you’d need – just for today, at least.
Cast: Vikrant Massey, Sayani Gupta
Writer/Director: Sumi Mathai