BWW Feature: Punjabi Short Film THE LAST DATE Releases To An Overwhelming Response
A 19 minute short film in Punjabi, 'The Last Date' written and directed by 'Ojaswwee Sharma' featuring the celebrated film and television actor 'Abhey Jit Attri' saw a worldwide release on 25th July 2018.
The film has been produced by Chandigarh based Pinaka Mediaworks and Rolling Frames Entertainment and has been received exceptionally well on the digital platform after having been screened at NFDC FilmBazaar 2017 at (Goa), Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018, Best Of India Short Film Festival 2018- by ShortsTV US, Chandigarh Music & Film Festival 2018
Covering a heart wrenching tale from the soil of Punjab, the 19 minute short film also won the Best Director award at Rajasthan International Film Festival 2018 and Special Mention (Best Film & Director) at Chandigarh Music & Film Festival 2018.
The film details the story of the protagonist Ajeet who is one of the many non-resident Indians who leave their motherland to explore greener pastures abroad. As with many Indians land has special sentimental value for the protagonist who has grown up in a rural setting. When time puts him in a testing situation to sell his sprawling fields for his ailing father's treatment, he faces a cross roads like situation. A day and a night story charts Ajeet's journey of coming back to his roots and about the tough call he has to make between his father's life and his father's wish to honor the ancestral land!
Abhey Attri, the lead actor talking about the film says, "I am extremely happy to be a part of this film. I remember, the thought of the storyline was a topic of discussion between the both of us, before, finally the day he approached me with the ready screenplay of this film, to which I fell for. We both share the same thought about our families, our responsibilities in life, and emotions in all, that added to the conviction from paper to the film. It was challenging and assuring at the same time to play Ajeet. The story and the underlying emotion was right fit in Ojaswwee's mind, and then it was no difficult for me to be Ajeet, thereafter. It was so relate-able to me, coming from a family of farmers. We shot in the soaring heat of Patiala, and the unit made it extremely comforting to perform. I am happy to carry the faith which has been owed upon me as an actor, and the trust and confidence that the visionary filmmaker puts across through this beautiful film."
Do catch the movie for this sensitive tale about love, duty and attachment to land.
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'The Last Date' is available on IMDB to rate and Review
Behind The Scene stills of The Last Date (Pictures)