Hungama’s Short Film ‘Fitrat’ Takes Our Judgemental Mindset Head-on
Ever faced a situation where you were judged for your appearance? Almost Everyday right? Well now a short film ‘Fitrat’ launched by Hungama has chronicled this.
The short film stars Sudhanshu Pandey, Rajit Kapur, Simran Gupta and Neha Dhar in lead roles, and is directed by Taher Ali Baig
Speaking about the short film, lead actor Sudhanshu Pandey said, “Fitrat teaches us a valuable lesson – to rise above our own prejudices and see people for who they really are. By embracing each other’s differences, we can work towards creating a better, more peaceful world. I am glad to have worked with Taher who makes the audiences feel like a part of the world that he has created in this short film. I am certain that the viewers will immerse themselves fully in watching the film and will empathize with the message that we are trying to deliver.”
- Fitrat is now available to stream on Hungama Play, Hungama’s video on demand platform.
- The short film is also available to stream through Hungama Play on MX Player, Airtel Xstream App, Vi Movies and TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Tata Sky Binge, DishSMRT Stick, D2H Stream, DishSMRT Hub, ISPs like Meghbela Broadband, Alliance Broadband, ACT Fibernet and Netplus, and Smart TVs like TCL, OnePlus TV, Sony BRAVIA, CVTE, Toshiba and CloudWalker.
- Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the show via Hungama Play on Mi TV.
Shedding Light on Judgemental Mindset
Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today launched ‘Fitrat’, a new short film that is a reflection on the predicament we are currently facing. Starring Sudhanshu Pandey, Rajit Kapur, Simran Gupta and Neha Dhar, the short film is produced by Sudhanshu Pandey and Taher Ali Baig; Taher is also the director of the film. Fitrat deals with the intricate issue of people judging and forming an opinion of others because of their outward appearances and individual faith without making the effort to understand their true character.
A local goon, who is arrested because of his faith, a man in desperate need of money, an old woman who finds herself in an unusual situation and a young unassuming girl who is caught in a chase, are the four pivotal characters in this story. Their lives intersect with each other in an unexpected manner leading to an unanticipated climax.
Elaborating further, Taher Ali Baig said, “The film presents an interesting question – are appearances and differences so important that we overlook the humanity in people? Through the four characters, we have tried to draw attention to the fact that looks can be deceptive and the first impression is often not the last impression. I am grateful to the entire cast and crew of the film for breathing life into the concept and look forward to the audience’s reactions.”
Critically Acclaimed in Film Festivals
The short film has been screened at several film festivals and has won a plethora of nominations and awards. These include :
- Best Debut Filmmaker, Rameshwaram Film Festival
- Award Winner, Beyond Earth Film Festival
- Finalist, Cult Critic Movie Awards 2020
- Best Director, AAB International Film Festival 2020
- Outstanding Achievement Award, Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
- Critic’s Choice Award, L’Age d’Or International Arthouse Film Festival
- Outstanding Achievement Award, World Film Carnival – Singapore
- Best Director(Critics Choice), Tagore International Film Festival
- Outstanding Achievement Award, Tagore International Film Festival
- Official Selection, Dada Saheb Phalke Award 2020
- Official Selection, Jaipur International Film Festival 2020
- Official Selection, Filmsaaz 2020
- Official Selection, Golden Bridge Istanbul SFF
- Best Actor, Best Global Shorts 2020
- Best Social Short, Best Global Shorts 2020
- Official Selection, Prokuplje Film Festival 2020
- Award winner, ICA Film Festival
- Official Selection, GOA Short Film Festival
- Official Selection, ISFFI
- Official Selection, MP Film Award
- Official Selection, NexGn International Short Film Festival
- Official Selection, Pune Short Film Festival
- Official Selection, DSIFF