‘Teesri Khwaish’ wins at KSIFF
Teesri Khwaish, a film made by Purandhya Sharma, Rustam Mazumdar and Shuchi Prasad won an award for Best Direction (Student Documentary) in the recently concluded 8th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, 2019. Set in New Delhi Railway Station, the film was made as part of a mid-term project at CDC, where students explore the dynamics of a particular space.
In directors’ words- Whether the fog settles on the tracks tonight or not, a cloud of enigma consumes New Delhi Railway Station. Whether the train arrives at platform number 5 or not, we are promised a journey. What happens to the passengers who fall victim to the menacing station, who rely partly on the bookseller and entirely upon fate to reach home safely? Will a third wish be granted? These stories are absurd and precarious in their unfolding, unimaginable yet common, and thus those at the station inevitably become puppets at the hands of God.
Dabankon Singh Solanky’s, The Crow, the Swan, the Snake was also screened at the festival.
Congratulations to all the student directors!
To know more about the festival: http://miniboxoffice.com/kolkatashortsinternationalfilmfestival/