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Fitteh Muh | Short Film | by Kshitij Choudhary

Garage Productions presents

Fitteh Muh

A film by Kshitij Choudhary

Short Film that explores the unstoppable love of a mother beyond stereotypes.

Dedicated to the realest support system and truest being of our lives; our mother.

#MeriMaaMeriTaakat
#HappyMothersDay
#MothersDaySpecial

Location partner: Pacific Mall, Anand Vihar

Watch Fitteh Muh now.

 

Short Film ‘Wasted’ Screened at Russia

Such a great start of the day. I’m brimming with joy to announce that today, on the occasion of World Environment Day, I got news that our short film ‘Wasted’ got selected in the 22nd International Ecological Film Festival (Russia).

After having screened at India, China and Serbia, Wasted : Short Film on Environmental Sustainability by Kshitij Choudhary, is now screening at International Ecological Film Festival, Russia.

Thanks everybody for their love and support.

Bhor – Short Film by Kshitij Choudhary

Bhor – Short Film by Kshitij Choudhary

The story is about a boy (Prabhat) who is unemployed and unproductive with a bizarre lifestyle and has never seen a morning in a long time until one day he finally witnesses it and things change for him.

Shot on the Ghats of Ganga in Patna, the film explores the problem of depression and the uncalled-for attitude that youth has cultivated in this contemporary fast paced world. The story tries to give an effective way of dealing with attitude towards life and how to perceive things in a better and positive way.

Inspired by true incidents.

JAANO JUNCTION presents

BHOR : a short film by Kshitij Choudhary

CAST:

Rishav Raj as Prabhat
Bhawana Varma as Maa
Nabhaneel as Friend
Shayan Mozaffar as Father

Original Song: ‘Ye Bhor Suhani’
Singer: Bhabya Rani
Composer & Lyricist: Pooja Varma

 

The Other Residents – a short non-narrative film

A short non-narrative film, The Other Residents explores the life, existence and importance of dogs who live within the boundaries of Amity University Noida campus. They are very much part of the students & the daily routine and important enough not to get unnoticed.

How a Tasty Teacher is Made – Stop Motion (Teachers’ Day Special)

Hundreds of photos, litres of Coke, hours of hard work and one loooong sleepless night, and finally I am here with this much desired stop motion video.

A foolproof recipe on how to make a tasty teacher. Gather all the important ingredients and follow the steps, and voila! A tasty teacher is ready, that too just in years!
Have a look and try it yourself.

Wishing all the teachers a very gracious Teachers’ Day !

Created by Kshitij Choudhary & Shrutokirti Das
Shot entirely on iPhone.

Watch the video here.

The Buddha Connection; #TravellingHaathi

Presenting a funky travel-montage film from my trip to the land of Buddha, Bodh Gaya, Bihar. Created this last year but don’t know what took me so long to post. I hope you like it.

About 110kms from Patna, India, Bodh Gaya is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From 2500 years old Bodhi Tree to 1600 years old Mahabodhi Temple, this video covers the glimpse of other places of interest in the city too. Various spots shown here are: Bodhi Tree, Main Temple, Chakramara Sthal, Thai Temple, Chinese Temple, 80ft Buddha Statue

Timelapse sequence by Sanchit Kumar Singh

Thank you Papa-Mamma, Swadha, Sanchit & Akshaya for a memorable journey.

Share it for the love of Buddha, Bodh Gaya and Bihar.

Instagram: @travellinghaathi
Twiter: @kshitij_chy

#TravellingHaathi

 

Roke Na Ruke Naina Cover Video

Presenting Roke na Ruke Naina Cover by Keshav Tyohar (SaReGaMaPa Li’l Champs Runner Up)

Direction & Concept: Kshitij Choudhary

Cast: Keshav Tyohar, Prem Divya, Vaibhav Tyohar

Cinematography: Mayank Singh, Kshitij Choudhary, Jayant Anand, Keshav Tyohar

Screenplay & Storyboard: Shubham Gupta

Editing: Kshitij Choudhary, Keshav Tyohar,

This is a cover video of the original  song ‘Roke Na Ruke Naina’ of film ‘Badrinathnath Ki Dulhaniya’ by Bollywood singer Arijit Singh. We have tried to give a twist and all new perspective and meaning to the our through our vision. Music mixed and arranged by Keshav Tyohar. Concept and directed by Kshitij Choudhary. I hope you like it.

Dedicated to every mother-child relationship. 

A film by Kshitij Choudhary

Kya Kiya Jaye? | Documentary |

Kya Kiya Jaye ? | क्या किया जाये ?

Documentary on Sewer conditions of Balda Colony (Lucknow)

A documentary on the prolonged case of sewer blockage and drainage in Balda Colony of Lucknow. Roop Kishore Raizada, resident of Balda Colony and a victim himself, narrates the damage and difficulties in the daily lives of the habitats of the locality, caused due to non-maintenance of sewer and negligence of government for years.

His struggle with Nagar Nigam and authorities, and fight for hygiene and sanitation, is going on for years and years with no signs of development.

In this documentary, we’ve tried to bring out the raw emotions and struggles of the Roop Kishore Raizada, his family and other residents of Balda Colony, in a hope that this might reach up to the authorities so that Government finally could take a step towards the eradication of their hardships and sorrows.

Hygiene and sanitation is our right and we must have it.

Watch it here right now…

Created by
Kshitij Choudhary
Nabhaneel

Special Thanks
Nipunika Shahid
Rajiv Prakash
Deepali Goel
Shubham Verma
Piyush Shekher
Druv Pathak

Background Score:
Heartbreaking by Kevin MacLeod
Impromptu in Blue by Kevin MacLeod

A film by Kshitij Choudhary

Wasted – Short Film by Kshitij Choudhary

Wasted – Short Film on Environmental Sustainability
Official Selection International Green Culture Festival “Green Fest”, Serbia (2016)
Official Selection Second International Youth Film Exhibition, China (2016)
Official Selection Third Sand Dunes International Short Film Festival, Bikaner, India (2016)
A man is exploiting the nature and does not have any regard for solid waste management. As the saying states, “what goes around comes around” he soon witnesses “the day”.

Directed and Edited by Kshitij Choudhary
Concept & Story:
Shubham Gupta and Kshitij Choudhary
Starring:
Gyan Prakash Sharma
Screenplay:
Shubham Gupta and Shrutokirti Das
Storyboarding:
Shrutokirti Das
Cinematography:
Samridh Mahajan, Kshitij Choudhary
Special Thanks:
Pooja Varma, Surya Pratap Singh, Arpit Vijay, Shreya Prakash, Abhishek Dhadwal
Music:
Tobaggan – Silent Partner, Tractor Pull- Silent Partner, Voyeur- Jingle Punks, The Framework- Jingle Punks,  Feather Waltz- Kevin MacLeod
Feather Waltz by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/…)
THIS SHORT FILM WAS MADE WITHIN 101 HOURS as a part of #YESiamtheChange filmmaking challenge by Yes Foundation.
A film by Kshitij Choudhary.

Raman Raghav 2.0; Critical Film Review – *सप्रेम*

A dark-psychological thriller, Raman Raghav 2.0 is a brilliant piece of cinema in Bollywood, written by Vasan Bala and Anurag Kashyap, and directed by Anurag Kashyap.
“Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna or Raman (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan or Raghav (Vicky Kaushal), a young cop, who is a drug addict, keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.” – IMDb
Opening of the Film is spell bound, marvellously composed and, intriguing. I think it was greatly influenced by David Fincher style of opening sequences. How the films starts can tell a lot about how film would be. It resembles Fight Club or The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo type of start.
Kashyap truly understands the essence of storytelling. This film is like watching visual book, as sequences are in chapter form and every detailing of the environment can be felt. Normal Hindi film has 70 scenes but, Raman Raghav 2.0 has 220 scenes. And not to forget that this film has been made in an ultra tight budget of 3.5cr Rupees and shot only in 20 days. Yes, Kashyap took just 20 days to create brilliance. The technique of guerrilla filmmaking has been applied into this to shoot on real locations of Mumbai. Which is, I believe, a major reason how they must have cut down on budget. Cinematography and editing is brilliant.
Nawazuddin undoubtedly steals the show. With his wicked acting skills he ignites the screen. The Masaan boy, Vicky Kaushal, did every bit he could to match the level of his co-star, and gave a really promising performance.
Sobhita Dhulipala! ex-Miss India Earth, truly seductive and phenomenal actress has stepped into the film industry at last. Thank you Anurag Kashyap. Rare combination of beauty and skills, she is the actress that B’town lacked, needed & deserved. Calling her another Radhika Apte wouldn’t be wrong. After the Raman Raghav, Sobhita has hypnotised me, and put her magical mystical spell upon me. Bollywood now has another gem to preserve. She is wow. I *heart* her.
Anushchka Shawney definitely needs a mention for her little yet strong appearance in the film. This film ends on her. Amruta Subhash is remarkable as Nawaz’s tormented sister. Her appearance and role saved the film from being monotonous and helped creating Raman’s character more prominent.
The music or score is not according to the scenes or the incidents, but, according to whatever the hell is going on the minds of these two psychopaths. The music in here is a way of telling us how they are thinking and experiencing. This creates a conflict of thoughts inside your brain which leads to lack of emotional-know-how.
Let’s talk about violence. Yes, it is there, but most of the violence is off the screen. So yeah, no disgusting moments as such. Times of India stated, “..it glorifies the gore.” as Raman tried to justify his murders that killing for insanity is better than killing in the name of religion, cast, country etc. But then again if you try to view this movie with a high moral grounds and find meaning in the actions, you will fail to get to its core and will be unable to recognise what a brilliant artwork this is. To appreciate Raman Raghav 2.0 you will have to surrender to it. Moreover, he is a schizophrenic psychopathic maniac, no other reason best suits his purpose of killing.
The basic concept is, ‘heart wants what the heart wants, baby.’ As the film is psychopath centric, I failed to connect to it. I tried my every bit to understand Raman and Raghav but couldn’t which in turn caused turbulence in my thinking process. And the failure in my emotion system, deciding that what to feel for whom, made me numb, and I felt nothing. In a scene where Raman was beating up his sister and her child, even though my brain knows this is wrong and bad, I couldn’t decide what am I supposed to feel. Sad for her sister, or sit back and stay shocked at the incident, or laugh like Raman and feel amused? I failed to feel anything and that was kinda sad.
Sobhita is wow. I *heart* her.
Throughout the film, I didn’t know for whom I was rooting for, as both were equally disturbing. Only that Raman had his reasons. Still the justification didn’t quite appeal to me. It’s a movie with two antagonists.
By rating this film 3 (out of 5) and an extra 0.5 for raising up the bars of Bollywood by such a tremendous effort, I can say that this movie is not a child’s play and highly NOT recommended to the PRDP or SOTY fans.
Honestly, I still don’t know how and what to feel about the movie.
सप्रेम।
EXTRAS:
It was released on my Birthday. Yay.
Even the intern gets the mention in Kashyap’s films when credit rolls.
I totally loved the soundtracks Qatl-E-Aam and Behooda.
I found this deleted scene from the film on YouTube which SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FILM! Vicky Kaushal at his best. Click here for the video and witness it yourself.
And, Sobhita is wow. I *heart* her.
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