PVR Director’s Rare will release a pack of five award winning short films produced by Anurag Kashyap and Guneet Monga on July 12, 2013.
Sujata by Shlok Sharma, Shor by Neeraj Ghaywan, Mehfuz by Rohit Pandey, Audacity by Anirban Roy and The Epilogue by Siddharth Gupt are the films to release under this initiative.
Neeraj Ghaywan’s Shor featuring Ratnabali Bhattacharjee and Amardeep Jha won the Satyajit Ray Foundation Short Film Award 2012 at the London Indian Film Festival. Chronicling the struggle of a migrant couple from Benaras in the ghettos of Mumbai, the film was named the Best Short Film at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) 2012 and South Asian International Film Festival in 2011.
Mehfuz by Rohit Pandey featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the second prize in Muhr AsiaAfrica Shorts section at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2011. It went on to screen at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles and Indian Film Festival Stuttgart in 2012.
Shlok Sharma’s short film Sujata featuring Huma Qureshi screened at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Indian Film Festival Stuttgart and the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) in 2012. Huma Qureshi won an ‘Honourable Mention’ for her performance in Sujata at IFFLA.
US-based Indian filmmaker Anirban Roy’s short film Audacity revolves around a 13-year old girl in Kolkata who challenges the authority of her traditional father on her choice of music.The film screened at the American Film Institute’s Festival (AFI Fest) 2012. It won the Audience Choice Award at the International Film Festival of Los Angeles.