India I 14 mins I Drama I 2020 I Hindi w/ English subtitles
19-year-old Diya is a rising social media star, and clandestine smoker. Her household is a pressure cooker and the whistle is about to blow.
Set during the COVID-19 lockdown, this is a story about the cracks within our families and the bonds which bridge them.
The film marks the acting debut of Renee Sen, daughter of celebrated actress, Sushmita Sen, who is known for her roles in Main Hoon Na, Filhaal..., and Aankhen.
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About the Artist
Kabeer Khurana is a 9-time international award-winning filmmaker and the co-founder of India's youngest publishing venture, Bombaykala Books.
Apart from winning awards in Italy, USA and Ukraine, his films have received 40+ festival selections internationally, including the Global University Film Awards (known as the Student Oscars, in Hong Kong), and have been screened at festivals in Brazil, Prague, Singapore, Indonesia, Morocco, Croatia, etc.
His film, DALI, won the Audience Choice Award at the Flatlands Dance Film Festival our of 650 selections. His recent short romance, HANGOUT (2020) was released on Disney+ Hotstar.
He's also the founder of several youth-based social organizations, including Navrang (Ashoka University's film society) and The Mumbai Art Collective, for which he was featured on the cover story of India Today.
Writer/Director: KABEER KHURANA
Producer(s): GURMEET SINGH GULATI
Story: KANISHK DEVGAN
Concept: SAMEER HADKER
Editing: PRIYANKA ARORA
Sound Design: SARIT CHATTERJEE
RENEE SEN as 'Diyar'
KOMAL CHHABRIA as 'Mother'
RAHUL VOHRA as 'Father'
Art Director: SAMEER HADKER
Production Manager: VATSAL JAIN
Costume Designer: SAKINA HAFIJI
Colorist: VIVEK NAIR
Make-up: SAKINA BAGASRAWALA