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Death by condom

An Indian patriarch finds a box of imported condoms. Events that unfold lead to disastrous yet hilarious results.

  • Utkarsh Thukral
    Director
    Aam Kahani
  • Utkarsh Thukral
    Writer
    Aam kahani
  • Vijay Kumar
    Producer
  • Vijay Kumar
    Producer
  • Vimal Uniyal
    Key Cast
    "Kishan"
  • Sandhya Bhatia
    Key Cast
    "Radha"
  • Chandan Mehta
    Key Cast
    "Elder Son"
  • Ramneek Kaur
    Key Cast
    "Daughter in law"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    DIGITAL
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • lift off global sessions
    London
    United Kingdom
    June 9, 2020
    Lift off global community premiere
  • London worldwide comedy short film festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    Highest commendation
  • Miami short film festival
    Miami
    United States
    Out of competition screening to be held
  • 26th International Film Festival Golden Beggar
    Kosice
    Slovakia
    November 5, 2020
    Finalist fiction under 25 minute
  • 13th Jaipur International Film Festival
    jaipur
    India
    COMPETITION CATEGORY for JIFF-2021
  • Gold award 2020 @ Virgin spring cinefest
    kolkata
    India
    January 14, 2021
    india
    WINNER at the 37th season of Virgin Spring Cinefest.
  • Short film of the month @Shorted India
    OTT
    India
    March 26, 2021
    Short film of the month
  • Ican/Hanna International Film Festival
    pennsylvania
    United States
    April 9, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Frames film festival
    Mumbai
    India
    April 14, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Assurdo film festival
    Milan
    Italy
    April 9, 2021
    Semi finalist
  • First time filmmaker's session
    Pinewood Studios
    United Kingdom
    March 22, 2021
    Official selection
Distribution Information
  • MX Player
    Distributor
    Country: India
    Rights: Pay Per View
Director Biography - Utkarsh Thukral

EDUCATION

London Film School
Greater London, England (2013)
Master of Arts: Film

Amity University
Noida, UP (2010)
BBA: Marketing

Modern School
New Delhi, Delhi (2007)
High school: General Education Development

Selected Filmography
Writer - Director – Editor
• "Yuho Smartphones" Commercial (2019)
• "Gail Hawa Badlo" Commercial (2018)
• "Dengue Free Delhi" Commericals (2017)
• "Clean India" Commercial (2016)
• "Delhi odd even traffic rationing" commericial (2016)
• "Aam Kahani " Super 16mm Short Film (2013)
• "Potrayal of an Inanimate Furniture" 16mm short film (2011)

Producer - "Like a bridge"  35 mm b&W (2011)
Camera operator - "Isabel" 35 mm Color (2012)
Editor - "London in a headscarf" Documentary (2010)

Work Experience
Swastika Films - Chief Creative Officer
New Delhi
2014 - Current
• Managing all aspects of creative content including its production.
• Overseeing daily creative operations including research, creative writing & designing along with their productions & post productions.
• Supervising and motivating crew members to achieve optimal productivity.
• Aligning operations with client goals by creating easy collaborative process.
• Building and strengthening productive and valuable industry partnerships to drive collaboration, engagement and revenue stream development.

The Man Films - Assistant Director London 2012 
• Cultivated and maintained positive working relationships with employees and freelance personnel.
• Assisted teams of professionals in daily operations.
• Complied with precise schedules by completing accurate, on-time work.
• Established budgets and tracked expenses.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
Young & relentless filmmaker, with 10,000 + hours dedicated to film, documentary & animation production & appreciation. Delving into all aspects of film making and creating a stellar screenplay is his endeavour always. Having dealt with projects ranging from shoe string budgets to big name productions, Utkarsh can create cinema in any environment, budget and circumstances.

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Director Statement

This movie is an unusual take on the serious intertwined topic of sexuality & rising population in developing economies to highlight how something as natural as sex is complicated and misunderstood at various levels in our contemporary life by people of all ages and sphere. 

India, where patriarchy is the norm, virginity is still worshiped, the topic of sex in families is considered taboo with little or no discussion around the same.  Therefore, culturally, men & women should keep a healthy distance, dress appropriately & if you have to indulge in any form of love making, it should be done behind locked doors with room lights off.  Sexual desires in the youth and the elderly are taboo and healthy knowledge about sex, a dream to be accomplished. 

I wrote & directed this film just to show the fatuous knowledge that Indians have about sex due to a sort of antipathy towards the topic.

"Death by Condom" deals with such unacceptable sensibilities in uninformed individuals, where we see a day in the life of an old fashioned Indian patriarch, a destined day where he stumbles upon a pack of imported condoms, a product of which he has no know how.

In this film, I have depicted life scenarios in a Fibonacci series of stupidity in this patriarch's life, which are born out of clear denials & misunderstandings about the basics of life, making him perceive good as absurd, truth as false.