HIRAETH ( Longing to Return )

Following the lines of time-travel movies,prone sometimes to temporal mishaps and rupture of the time-space Continuum, 'HIRAETH' is a very effective attempt at exploring the relationship between time and space through the prism of human emotions,deep-rooted in the heart. A heartbroken old grandma disgusted with the disregard for traditional values of modern life, pines to meet her grandson whom she takes to be her loyal and only confidante, in order to revisit her childhood days, her motherland,her family and her favourite mango grove. Through a very subtle crossover, where she regains her youth in form and spirit, she enters her dreamland with her grandson who comes to meet her. She becomes extremely reflective, thoughtful and nostalgic (though it seems to be the rantings of old age ). She pleads to her grandson to leave her amidst the bounty of nature and go away. After several entreaties to the young grandma to return to real time, the grandson has to give in before the stubborn lady who refuses to go back. Finally he is left alone, crestfallen and sulky... haplessly stuck between two worlds and bewildered by the turn of events. Now that his grandma has eluded him, he is left with nothing...only the scent of yonder years lingers on. The transition of the old grandma to her younger version, her witty repartees, sometimes philosophical comments to persuade the grandson are magical enough to captivate hearts.

  • Debajyoti Biswas
  • Ashesh Bandapadhay
  • Shreya Chakravorty
  • Anjali
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  • Joy
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    Fiction, Narrative, Drama
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    29 minutes 59 seconds
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    March 4, 2019
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Director Biography - Debajyoti Biswas

I started my career as a video editor who gradually shifted to creative direction. With the passage of time, I developed my own vision of the language of film and started training young aspiring actors in that language. Gradually I evolved into an Acting Workshop Specialist. And at last... almost after 15 years of my journey... I am trying to express my feelings.

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Director Statement
Words About Myself:
Being a member of an international organization for the promotion of peace, culture and education, I believe in creating lasting values through my everyday actions for fostering a peaceful and happy world.

Global Vision:
In touch with global distributors, I have sensed the international market for short films and all my activities as a director, editor, workshop specialist and conceptualiser in the recent past have been primarily motivated by my zeal to provide global audience with value-enriched cinematic content.