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One liner:
Pride and overconfidence brings doom.
Short Synopsis:
Over confidence and pride bring even the most powerful person to face doom, since people
often ignore what is right in front of their eyes. It is intelligence that overcomes and makes
even the weak victorious. The story is of an arrogant and power-hungry politician and his
kidnapped party worker in the backdrop of a game of chess.

This is a story of a powerful politician and a party worker slightly lower in rank.
This politician is cunning and cautious enough not to leave trails of his misdeeds. But, as he
becomes crazy with power and greed, his trail of misdeeds keep growing.
Suspecting his party worker of knowing his wrongdoings, he has him kidnapped. The party
worker is kept locked in a small room where the politician arrives to find out how his
intricately kept secrets have been unearthed, so that he can destroy the evidence and save
his political career.
To his surprise, the kidnapped party worker agrees to share the sources of information
readily, but, only if the politician agreed to a round of chess, a game the politician had
mastered in his younger days, and was still extremely passionate about. There was one
condition, the politician in return, had to answer the worker's question, every time his pawn
get's killed.
Blinded by arrogance and overconfidence, the politician sets out to defeat the worker in the
game of chess and prove his dominance and power. But is it going to be that easy?
Who is the captive and captor in this game of chess? As more secrets come out with every
move, all that we see in front of our eyes suddenly seem to be an illusion.

  • Chirag
  • Amritangshu Chakravarty
  • Chirag
  • Chirag
  • Awadhesh Verma
    Key Cast
  • Balram Kundalia
    Key Cast
  • Souvik Mitra
    Key Cast
  • Amritangshu Chakravarty
    Original Story
  • Chirag
    Story Adaptation
  • Project Type:
    Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Drama, Thriller, Suspense, Mind game
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 10, 2019
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  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Chirag

Chirag, Born and brought up in Kolkata, the city of joy. Hails from Rajkot Gujarat.
Started his career with some modelling assignments on the ramp and gradually migrated to Theater at Padatik, in 1997. Performed in many landmark plays like-
a) Kauwa Chala Hans ki Chaal , b) Khamosh Adaalat Jaari Hai (Dir Shyamanand Jalan) C) Jaanch Padtaal, d) Char Sau Karod Bhullakaad (Dir Vinay Sharma) e) Vada Chirabandi f) Mid summer night’s Dream (Kunal Padhi) G) Ardh Shathi Dir Chetna Jalan & Shyamanand Jalan.
He is Founder member of Mudra Arts Kolkata, Gujarati-Hindi Theater group. And also associated with Proscnium’s Art Center, Red Curtain etc and has performed in various theater projects in Hindi, Gujarati along with independent directors like Ashok Singh, Kartikeye Tripathi and others. He has also performed as actor in Corporate Adfilms, TVC, Short films, Feature films, product launches Tv serials in Bangla, Hindi.
To mention some as a
a) CELL3 For ZEE T.V. Dir: Ashok Vishvanathan.
b) SWAPNO-NEEL Bangla serial for ALFA BANGLA Dir: Raja Dasgupta.
c) RAJA OPERA Bangla serial for ETV BANGLA. Dir: Anjan Dutt
d) Agnijaal Star Jalsa one episode 2017.
e) Jai Kahnaiya Lal ki Star Bharat 2018 Character of Hotel Manager.
f) Aaye Khukhu Aaye, 2019. Character : Rustamji Channel Sun Bangla.
b) VACATION For Etv Bangla Dir: Raja Dasgupta.
c) BYATIKROM For ALFA BANGLA. Channel Dir : Somnath Gupta
Dir : Somnath Gupta (2007) Etc.
Feature Films:
1 . PIKU 2014 Hindi.
2. Sudhu Tomari Jonyo 2015 Dir Birsa Dasgupta (Bengali)
3. Teenanko. 2016 (Dir Bithin Das Bengali Release 18th Nov. )
4. Te3N Dir by Bibhu Dasgupta (Hindi) 2015 under production.
5. MS DHONI an untold story Dir Neeraj Pandey (Hindi) 2016)
6. Maan-Hunsh Dir by Yatrik. 2018. Etc.
Other Miscellaneous Theatre Activities:
Also involved in Script Writing, Translation, Direction for Skits, Sangeets etc
Undertaken Theatre Workshops for school students from different Schools, both local and National level .
Viz: Navoday Vidyalay (Jaisidi), Vidyanjali (Gujrati Bal Mandir School), Gyan Bharti, Jain Vidyalay, Sharda Shiksha Sadan Kendriya Vidyalay , Ballygunge. Etc.
Directed a staged version of “Office Office” played by the staff of Tata bluescope steel staged at Tube makers Club, Jamshedpur For the event --- On 8th March 2013.
Co-directed two plays for Annual Show , of Vidyanjali School (Mar 2012)
a) The Walking Tree (English) b) Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja (Hindi)
Co Directed Children’s plays
A) Crocodile and the Monkey’s (English) Kabir (Hindi) (2017)
a) Khali Baba And 30 theves (English) , Meerabai (Hindi) (2018)
Involved in “Theate For Education “ workshops with various schools in Kolkata like Vidyanjali, Kendra Vidyalay Ballygunge.
Organised Various Dance competitions Viz : Maine Paayal hai Chankai , Taal Se Taal Mila, Ho ja rangeela re etc held at Gyan Manch. Kolkata.
One Act Play competitions at Various auditoriums like Gyan Manch, Uttam Manch, G D Birlasabhaghar etc under the Activities of Mudra Arts, Kolkata.
Involved in Casting co ordination with the Mumbai based Firm “Moving Faces” : Viz:- “Shanghai” Dir Dibakar Banerjee.
English Subtitling for short film’s like “Anunaad” 2016. Ouch Couch, MMS Manipulation, Think Positive, Ghat Pujo etc
Directed, Scripted and Produced ”Conscious Awakening” a short film in Hindi.
Co-Directed and Production head for Ouch Couch, MMS Manipulation, Ghat pujo, Think Positive. Etc Executive producer for a Documentary - Food Street Project of InnoAid (Denmark)
Lastly but not the least as founder of “Creative Frames Productions Kolkata,” Is involved in making short films in various department as writer, Director actor, executive producer, subtitling, production head etc.

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I make films I believe in.