India’s Marathi short film” Khisa”(Pocket) is now making its way to India after acclaimed so many international awards. Now Khisa is set to have its world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival.
The short film Directed by Raj Pritam More.
Produced by PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laaltippa Films. Written by Kailash Waghmare. The film has been shot entirely in Akola ( Vidarbha).
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.
.Short film also 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.
Also got a nomination for Best International Short Film and Best Director at Dublin International short and music festival 2020.khisa also shown at world’s premier online screening at (DISFMF) Dublin International short and music festival 20. Khisa official selection at Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival Ireland 2020.
And it’s also Official selection at Montreal Independent Film Festival Canada 2020 and 26th (KIFF) Kolkata International Film Festival 20.
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.
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)
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)
”Khisa” a short film about hold your innocence, all set to world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival in between 28th Oct to 4th Nov 2020. Due to the going novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival would be held online.