Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan and directed by Shaan Vyas, ‘Natkhat’ is a 33-minute short film which underlines that home is where we learn the values that shape us and what makes us .
Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan and directed by Shaan Vyas, ‘Naughty’ is a short 33-minute film that underscores that home is where we learn the values that shape us and that shape us. Let’s make. A story where a mother (Vidya Balan) turns her attention to her school-going son Sonu (Sanika Patel), who, like the men in her family, has feelings of mistreatment and disrespect towards the other sex. Vidya Balan, who turned producer with the film, is playing the role of a housewife in a patriarchal setup here. The film portrays the beautiful relationship between mother and son, with a lot of turmoil and a pleasant touch.
In the year 2020, due to the Kovid-19 pandemic, ‘Nakhat’ was screened at several prestigious international film festivals around the world. It had its world premiere at Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival (2 June 2020). After which it was screened at the Indian Film Festival Stuttgart (15–20 July 2020). The film also won the German Star of India Award. This short film was also invited for the London Indian Film Festival (17-20 September 2020), South Asian Film Festival – Orlando / Florida Film Festival (October 10–11, 2020) in London and Birmingham, and Indian Film in Melbourne. The festival (16–23 October 2020) started with this film sometime.
At the Best of India Short Film Festival (November 7, 2020) \ ‘Natkhat \’ was declared the winner and has also been nominated for the 2021 Oscars of the year.
Angelica La Rocca, a child jury at Italy’s Giffoni Film Festival, says, “This short film is absolutely perfect. \ ‘Naughty \’ confirms the idea of a possible solution against the social threats of malevolence and patriarchy. It shows that Parenting at home is the beginning of real education. ”
Director Shaan Vyas said on the achievement, “\ ‘Naughty \’ is made with a very calm but powerful urge to change things. It says that change begins at home. For the Oscar race We are very happy with this selection. ”
Actress Vidya Balan goes on to say, “I am very happy to be selected for the Oscars. The film is incredibly close to me because it has given me the opportunity to play dual roles as an artist and producer.”