Neeraj Ghaywan's short film is filled with subtext and juxtaposition which leaves a longing impact. Neeraj who directed "Masaan" tackled life, death and redemption while in his latest (short) film, he takes up an universal theme with a strong conflict.
In an earlier sequence, we see a woman cleaning the remains of meat-bones and plates while the men discuss about a female. In the men-laden society, are the women reduced to doing only chores? It speaks much and reviews itself.
While the men party in the hall, discuss about a female at workplace while the shots of their wives are juxtaposed, who are caught amidst the heat in the kitchen as they talk about child raising, career and marriage.
The film is lifting by the background score and detailed sound design which captures the true essence. Writing in-depth about the film will dilute the impact. Undoubtedly, the short film slaps patriarchal society terrifically. It strikes a chord.
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