Short Film Review : Royal Stag Barrel Select short film Advaita is terrifying

14 . Mar . 2019
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Royal Stag has brought out several short films that have raised poignant questions for the audiences. This is a review of their latest short film, Advaita. Advaita is a complex film that tries to tell a complicated but essential story within the timeframe of a short film. Does it succeed? Read our review to find out.

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Advaita is the story of a father and son. While the father has gone on the path of evil, the son still has some humanity left in him, and that’s what compels him to take the right step at the right time.

What’s Wow: Advaita tells a human story that’s as distressing as it is shocking. The characters do a lot in the small timeframe that they are on screen. The director Manwar Rana does a good job of bringing the brutality of the story to the fore. The performances are a tad bit tuned up, but it all goes well with the texture of the film.  The performances are good and the talented actors steer clear of coming across as overdoing their act. In such an emotion-wrought story, there’s a great risk of hamming up scenes – but fortunately, the cast here doesn’t do that.

What’s Blah: While the story is simple, the screenplay might end up confusing the audiences, with some scenes seeming to be just interspersed in the screenplay.

Parting Shot: Advaita will send a chill down the audience’s spine

Cast & Crew :

Cast: Chris Bharti, Mukesh Lakhta, Anikta Gussain, Shivangi Raghu, Aarzoo Sai, Akshat Adhana

Director: Manwar Rana

Concept: Don James, Manwar Rana

Script: Mukesh Lakhta, Chris Bharti