Connected online, disconnected otherwise – day 1936

By 14 January, 2021Uncategorized

A 15-minute short film, Shameless was a finalist at the Best of India Short Film Festival 2020 and also premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival. Hussian Dalal won best actor at the Filmfare Short Film Awards (2019) is now shortlisted for Oscar entry. The film talks about the life of a work-from-home professional, accustomed to ordering consumables from various apps, and who wakes up one day to find himself trapped by an exasperated pizza delivery girl. The film reflects on the lack of empathy after the emergence of technology and raises relevant issues of humanity toward the disadvantaged. We are living in times where we are increasingly online but disconnected with humanity, a fake sense of invincibility where everyone is frail, insecure and pretending to disguise their anxiety. Directed by Keith Gomes the sound of Shameless is by Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty of Slumdog Millionaire fame.