It is often said the shorter, the crispier, the more engaging it becomes and who better than Royal Stag Barrel Select, Large Short Films can prove it?
Saturday, 12’th February, DLF City Club Gurgaon witnessed an enriching discussion in the presence of eminent personalities like Tisca Chopra, Swara Bhasker, Anusha Bose, Abhishek Sanyal, Mansi Jain and Veena Nair. The event saw some amazing introspection on the making of short films, developing ideas through lenses of camera and making them into precise short films.
Trailers of four perfect Barrel Select shorts including ‘Chhuri’ by Mansi Jain starring Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla and Anurag Kashyap; ‘Durga’ directed byAbhisek Sanyal and produced by Imtiaz Ali; ‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose starring Swara Bhasker and ‘Her first time’ by Divya Unny starring Veena Nair were screened at the event as these story tellers shared their motivation behind creating these perfect films.
Moreover there were enlightening discussions on feature films v/s short films, the pains of condensing long ideas into short films, conveying the messages through a comparatively small duration and many more.
Barrel Select Large Short Films has ushered in a revolution in the field of filmmaking, becoming the torch bearer of short films in India. Through a slew of powerful short films, the platform has successfully redefined movie-watching for cinephiles and has thrown up a reality check for viewers and filmmakers alike. Not only has it gained immense popularity but has become one of the most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India.
The immensely talented film makers and actors came together and deliberated about their experience with Barrel Select Large Short Films. While they laid emphasis on the freedom the platform gives them to be able to showcase their innovation and creativity in the best possible way, the films showcased were sharp, original and thought-provoking, with the potential to bring about change.
Commenting on the platform, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, said “The growth of the short film industry in India has been phenomenal and we are proud to be at the helm of this evolution. We are extremely delighted to associate with these incredible story tellers from the world of cinema who have not only created original short films for the platform, but have also elevated the platform’s quest for perfection. In line with the brand’s philosophy of ‘make it perfect’, we will continue to encourage and motivate talented film makers to freely showcase their original creativity through our platform.”
Themed on the philosophy of “Make it Perfect”, Barrel Select Large Short Films is a platform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywood directors while still chasing their creative energy to create a niche for themselves in the industry. The platform gives a credible stage to the storytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to their target audience through the digital world.
The four short films screened by Barrel Select Large Short Films are perfectly unique and incredible works of art.
More about the films:
- ‘Chhuri’, by Mansi Jain starring Tisca Chopra, Surveen Chawla and Anurag Kashyap features the story of a couple where the philandering husband has an affair outside of his marriage. The unconventional plot of the movie will create curiosity in the minds of the viewer when the wife confronts the mistress and an unusual and surprising twist transpires.
- ‘Durga’ directed by Abhisek Sanyal and produced by Imtiaz Ali is the story of a man who is away from home leaving behind an ailing father, his helpless wife and a disappointed daughter, going through a phase where things are not in his favor. On his arrival back home he realizes that his father is no more, his daughter passes on a message that her grandfather had left for his son. Young and inept to understand life and death, the young girl goes through a surreal experience herself when she tries to voice her own opinion.
- ‘Shame’ by Anusha Bose starring Swara Bhasker and Ranveer Shourie is the twisted journey of a meek, vulnerable woman who emerges from the background to unapologetically reclaim her dignity, confidence and her right to desire. This dark comedy walks the thin line that separates the two worlds; the haves from the have-nots; the affluent from the service providers; the indulgent from the repressed.
- ‘Her first time’ by Divya Unny starring Veena Nair is a short film about the relationship between a working mother and her 11-year-old daughter. The film features one evening in both their lives where they are dealing with a crisis situation. Mother who is a gynecologist is dealing with a sensitive pregnancy case and the daughter back home gets her first period. The narrative draws a parallel between hospital and home, and a common thread that strengthens the mother-daughter bond despite their physical distance. The film is the first one in an anthology series of 10 short films themed around the lives of women in urban spaces.
About Barrel Select Large Short Films:
Barrel Select Large Short Films (LSF) is a portal that is the hub of Indian short films. It gives the audience the window to enjoy short films made by large directors. It gives aspiring film makers a platform to showcase their short films with original ideas. Films from LSF has made big in Filmfare with three of its film made in in final shortlist. Chutney a LSF release has won 2 Filmfare awards. In recent times, Platform has been built on identified core attribute of RSBS – ‘Make it Perfect” and targeting a more refined and evolved RSBS audience.
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About Royal Stag Barrel Select:
Royal Stag Barrel Select is the premium offering of Royal stag for the discerning consumer who seeks an evolved taste. It is for the young, confident, progressive and inspiring individual who has tasted their first Success; want to be seen as the one with discerning taste, evolving in their journey of life and standing out through perfection. The brand inspires individual who has a desire of magnifying his life in terms of refinement and the assurance of having arrived- making his life grander and richer. Royal Stag Barrel Select drives the brand proposition of “Make it Perfect “
Kudos to Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films for bringing into limelight such brilliant yet simple stories through wonderful screenings like this.