Nuclear families have become the norm now – but that wasn’t the case just a decade or so ago. So, there are some people who remember the time when big families stayed together, and some don’t even know that such a time existed. The Bench is a short film that brings these two kinds of people together.
The short film is about an old couple who come across a young man who’s working on his laptop in a public garden. They request him to make a Facebook profile and ten send someone a friend request. Who that person is and why they have sent the friend request forms the rest of the short film.
What’s Wow: The concept is good. The production values are slick too, and it doesn’t look like you are watching a cheaply made film. All the actors give good performances and weave a heart-warming story.
What’s Blah: The screenplay and the concept are good, but the dialogues might seem to be a bit cliched.
Parting Shot: The Bench has a warmth that works for concepts like these and makes it eminently watchable.
Producer: Pradeep Kumar Singh, Meenu Singh
Cast: Dinesh Mohan, Sapna Datta, Karishma Singh, Raghav Sharma, Ridham Sethi, Veronika Arora
Director: Manish Mehta
Story: Manish Mehta
Associate Director/ Screenplay: Ankush Bhatia
Dialogues: Kamal Pant
Dop: Vinay Tyagi
Casting Director: Elena Liman
AD: Neha Samant
Editor: Anuj Bhardwaj
Photography: Saurabh Singh
Light: Bittu, Sonu
Hair and Makeup: Shivani
EP: Uravshi Singh
Production Head/ Legal: Vaibhav Kandpal
Produced by: Urva Films & Television Production
In association with IJA Productions
You can watch the short Film below :
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