India I 15 mins I Drama I 2021 I Hindi w/ English subtitles
A woman living alone in Mumbai goes through the COVID-19 lockdown in her apartment. She is an actor surviving in isolation with only one companion, her Aloe Vera plant name Trivedi Ji (Mr. Trivedi)
The film was directed by celebrated actor, Rajesh Tailang, who created it in socially distanced collaboration with actress Vartika Tiwari.
Tiwari's instagram posts about her real life experience in lockdown inspired the film, which she shot and stars in from her apartment.
Tailing and Tiwari developed a basic story, but approached the film with an improvisational mindset as they explored loneliness, self-companionship, and our relations with nature and our surroundings.
+ Screens with SHORTS PROGRAM 1: In Lockdown
VIRTUAL SCREENING :
SAT. APRIL 17 - 12PM (Noon) CT
About the Artist
Rajesh Tailang is an Indian actor, writer, poet, and filmmaker best known to international audiences for his role in SIDDHARTH, for which he garnered a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Actor.
He has appeared in a wide array of films, including UMRIKA, AMAL, PHANTOM, & THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. He also had supporting roles in Netflix Originals SELECTION DAY and DELHI CRIME along with Amazon Prime Original MIRZAPUR.
He has directed several shorts amidst his acting career and hopes to direct at least one feature someday.
Thank you to our community partner(s) for this screening: the Austin Film Society, and the Austin Film Commission!
Writer/Director: RAJESH TAILING
Screenwriter(s): VARTIKA TIWARI
Cinematography: VARTIKA TIWARI
Editor: RAJESH TAILING
Original Music: JOELL MUKHERJI
Sound Design: SANDY SINGH
Mastering: ARUN VERMA
Poster: UMEISH THORAT
Foley: RISHAV SINHA
Sub-titles: PRIYANKA YADAV
Color & Composite: AMAR RAO TAILANG