July 27, 2021

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Khisa (Pocket) short film worldwide online premiere screening at 9th Dublin International short film and Music festival Ireland 2020

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Marathi movies are reaching new heights every day. Marathi content is making its marks not only in the country but all over the world. Another short film Directed by Raj Pritam More is ”Khisa”(Pocket) (Marathi with English subtitles,15.31 mins) 2020.

Mumbai: PP Cine Production, Mumbai Presents in association with Laaltippa Films. Producer by Santosh Maithani -Raj Pritam More and associate producer is Chetna Bhutani. Written by Kailash Waghmare.

From early this short ”Khisa” won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020. Best Film and Best Screenplay 2 award international awards and In India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at  10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, New Delhi, India -20.

Its also a short film qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in March 2021.

We are happy and humbled to share you our Short film “Khisa”(Pocket) has been selected for the Worldwide online Premiere screening at the 9th edition of Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, Ireland to be held from October 9th to 11th, 2020.

Our sincere thanks to Florian Zappa (Director -DISFMF) and also an official selection at Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival Ireland 2020.

This is the story of a young boy who lives in a remote village in Maharashtra. He decides to get a large pocket stitched for his school shirt, in which he keeps all his precious belongings – petals, coins, marble balls; A pocket, he is proud of.

It sets him apart from others his age, whose pockets are not only smaller in comparison but also ordinary and similar to each other in appearance. The little boy does not understand the politics of symbolism that adults engage in, and his pocket soon becomes a point of contention amongst elders in the village.

This tragic story of the loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy, is ironically symbolic of the times we live in.

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Raj Pritam More is visual-fine Indian Contemporary artist. He is the winner of 54th National Academy Award by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi. Now he directed his first short film ”Khisa”(pocket)  and also produces by himself.

 Director Statement

The story narrates a social-political contemporary tale on a recent time period.
Even today we are more concerned about caste and religion rather than our daily bread. We always love to talk about our history and we have always used our great men for our own selfish needs. This short film “Khisa”, throws light on these issues.

Raj Pritam More – Director

Short film editor Santosh Maithani, Director of Photography Simarjit Singh Suman, Music by Parijat Chakraborty, Sound recordist by Kushal Sarda.

Cast-Kailash Waghmare, Meenakshi Rathod, Shruti Madhydeep, Dr Sheshpal Ganvir and Vedant Shrisagar (child actor).