Private Project

Impasse

A dutifully married but closeted gay rickshaw driver in Mumbai is confronted by the duality of his life when he is forced to have a second child and move back to his village.

  • Tuhin Basu
    Director
    Screw It, Man; Naresh.
  • Nipun Angrish
    Writer
  • Rupesh Wani
    Producer
  • Aditya Ravi
    Key Cast
    "Ashok"
  • Shlesha Shastry
    Key Cast
    "Sheila"
  • Manohar Iyer
    Key Cast
    "Tamil Man"
  • Viraj More
    Cinematographer
  • Vaishanth Shetty
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    23 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 28, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi, Tamil
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.85:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Whistling Woods International
  • Indo French International Film Festival
    Chennai, Tami Nadu
    India
    March 11, 2022
    Indian Premiere
    Best Student Short Film & Critics Choice Award
  • 13th KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    June 3, 2022
    In Competition
  • International Short Film Festival, 2022
    Kolkata
    India
    Best Editing
  • International Film Festival of South Asia Toronto
    Toronto
    Canada
    August 14, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Best of India Short Film Festival, 2022

    India
    June 10, 2022
    Finalist
  • Out & Loud - Pune International Queer Film Festival 2022
    Pune
    India
    In Competition
  • Glance Film Festival with Pride
    Mumbai
    India
    July 3, 2022
    Award Winner
  • Student World Impact Film Festival

    Official Selection
  • Global University Film Awards, 2022

    Hong Kong
    Official Selection
  • LGBTQ Marseille Film Festival
    Marseille
    France
    May 11, 2023
    French Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Global Network Sessions 2023

    Official Selection
  • Lift-Off Global Network First Time Sessions Filmmaker 2022

    Official Selection
  • Kerala Short Film Festival
    Kerala, India
    Official Selection
  • Madras Independent Film Festival
    Chennai, India
    Official Selection
  • Global University Film Awards

    Shortlist
Director Biography - Tuhin Basu

Tuhin Basu is a storyteller of South Asian descent, passionate about narratives that are personal but also rooted in generational and cultural traumas. His feature screenplay Scorched was a Finalist at WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab 2023 and Second Rounder at Austin Film Festival 2022. He has also worked in the Hindi film industry in Mumbai, India in various roles in the direction department for films, web series and ad films. He has also written and directed short films that went onto various film festivals across the globe, including the International Film Festival of South Asia, Toronto, Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, and Mumbai Film Festival to name a few. His latest work as Assistant Director was for an upcoming Netflix series produced by Tiger Baby Films, Mumbai. A recent screenwriting alumnus of UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, Tuhin currently works as a writing assistant on a scripted series.

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