Directed by Vijay Jayapal
The film is about Shobha, young Tamil woman, who lives in Kolkata with her husband Sekhar, a reporter for a daily newspaper. She is grappling with unknown tensions in her four year long marriage which leads to her form a complex relationship with her new neighbour Manohar, a middle-aged reclusive Tamil man, who has a mysterious past of his own. Meanwhile, Sekhar, unknown to Shobha, is drawn to his fellow reporter, Divya, a forthright Bengali girl who is open about what she wants in life. Soon, in this quadrangular tangle of lives, secrets are revealed that make Shobha decide on making a change. Set in the fascinating city of Kolkata, the film tries to explore themes such as guilt, redemption and female sexuality in the context of an Indian marriage.
Self taught Independent filmmaker from Chennai, Vijay has sofar made four short films and a handful of corporate videos, PSA and TV Commercial. His 2014 short The Surreal was showcased at Cannes Short Film Corner 2014 and had also travelled to a few other festivals. His subsequent shorts Meelpaarvai (Retrospect) and Matrimony have also travelled to quite a few festivals. Vijay has just completed his debut Tamil/English feature film Revelations.
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Jyothi Kapur Das / HBO Short Film Competition / India / 2016 / 17 minsMeet Vanita & Virendra who are the toast of Model Town. Rasika, the vivacious newly-married girl into their social circle, flirts with the suave, successful Virendra. The plain, naive, small-town wife, Vanita invites her over to share her recipes and kitchen secrets. And, with them, the secrets that lie beneath calm faces and ordinary exteriors ooze out, as well.