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Battisi (Dentures)





It is a special day for Ajju: he is celebrating his father's 90th birthday. However, the latter is suffering from dementia. He continually loses his bearings, and has problems recognising his own son. While his party is ongoing, the father embarks on a solitary quest to find his dentures, presumably lost somewhere in the hotel where the celebration is taking place. For him, the hotel is a strangely familiar non-place, completely void of memories, which he wanders through in a disconcerting hallucinatory quest for his missing prosthesis. Dentures is an unusual short film which enjoys gently confusing viewers and thwarting their expectations. Guided by the wanderings of a disoriented father, the film works a discontinuous and ingenious temporality that ends up in an explosive narrative chaos.

Short Film Market Picks Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, 2023
Official Selection Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, 2023
5/3/24, 4:00 AM


Siddharth Potade & Nikhil Lama

Siddharth Potade is a filmmaker from Ratlam, India, who loves telling stories in different ways. He originally studied mechanical engineering but later moved to Mumbai to work in the Hindi film industry. Since 2015, he's been gaining experience as an assistant and associate director in films and commercials.
Siddharth Potade's debut short film, "Dentures," a collaborative effort with co-director Nikhil Lama, made a resounding impact with its world premiere in the International Medium Length & Short FilmCompetition Section at the prestigious Visions Du Réels film festival.

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