Short films have their own charm, I have always felt that these films focus more on the content and messaging rather than the star powers. I find them to be more real and closer to life than the larger than life imagery created by most main stream films. But to conclude, both have their own respective place in the industry. An another interesting short film will be coming our way soon and I am eager waiting for the same, its called Hell O Hello, and the name itself has made me curious.
They say they empower the consumer! They say that Customer is the King! Offers, packages, special discounts they sell him a lot of ‘schemes’! From a paltry chaiwaala to the owner of a car showroom everybody has a product to sell! Welcome to the hilarious world of ‘Consumerism’.
Competing organizations create all the possible noise to lure a consumer. But in the midst of this all what happens to the voice of an innocent consumer is the essence of this short satire – Hell..O..Hello.
Hell O Hello is directed by Pratik Rajen Kothari, son of veteran DoP Rajen Kothari, and he has been mentored on this short by legendary film maker Shyam Benegal. The short film is a part of the anthology ‘Shor se Shuruaat’. This anthology presented by Humaramovie is a part of Spotlight Premiere section of Jio MAMI with Star 2016. Shor Se Shuruaat will also release in theatres soon.
The film stars Suchitra Pillai and a bunch of exciting theatre actors including Jay Upadhyay, Abhishek Pandey, Sahitya Sahay, Suyash Joshi, Anand Alkunte and Surya Rao.
The film features a theme song penned by Gulzar and sung by Rekha Bharadwaj. The song has been composed by veteran composer Amod Bhatt.
Keep watching this space for more updates regarding the film..!!