AUTUMN

Autumn is the story that revolves around two sisters - Vidya & Vaidehi, in an estranged relationship where Vidya is diagnosed with a terminal disease. The film is an account of their take on the inevitability of Vidya's condition that finally becomes the tool in bringing them closer than ever.

  • Saurav Kumar
    Director
    Chilgam
  • Saurav Kumar
    Writer
    Chilgam
  • Pocket Studios Films
    Producer
    Chilgam
  • Ruchika Rai
    Key Cast
    "Vidya"
    Chilgam
  • Richa Mohan
    Key Cast
    "Vaidehi"
  • Srinivas Chandrashekar
    Key Cast
    "Angad"
  • Pritpal Singh
    Cinematography
    Chilgam
  • Saurav Kumar
    Editor
    Chilgam
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    25 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 20, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Bengali, English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Film Festival of Shimla
    Shimla
    India
    October 4, 2019
    Official Selection
  • South Asian Short Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    Panorama Short Fiction
  • Delhi International Film Festival
    New Delhi
    India
    Official Selection
  • Girona Film Festival
    Girona
    Spain
    November 4, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Saurav Kumar

Saurav Kumar is an independent filmmaker based in New Delhi (India). He has written & directed short film CHILGAM in 2018 that garnered wide acclaim and was officially selected at the International Film Festival of Shimla and New Delhi Film Festival.
He has also directed & edited 2 episodes of a talk-show APNI GULLY, short videos “DR. AMBEDKAR, ARE YOU PROUD?” and “LOT LIKE LOVE” that are available on YouTube.
He is the founder & creative director at Pocket Studios Films.

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Director Statement

The idea of the film had originated while I was looking to tell a more personal story of people dealing with a certain kind of loss or separation, and it was at the same time when I came across a poem after having read many real accounts of personal stories - of course as an attempt to get idea - that finally helped me in articulating what I was trying to find. It was a poem ‘East Coker’ by T S Eliot whose final lines “In my end is my beginning” gave me everything that I was looking for.
It was through writing this film for little over a month that I started to realize the metaphorical expressions present around us – the transition of seasons, color of leaves etc. that I attempted to include in the film.