Private Project

Polatak - A Runaway

A young factory worker works in an extremely noisy environment. The place where he lives is no different as it is by the railway tracks. Everyday after a tiresome work his sleep gets hampered. Soon he realizes machines have started overpowering him. One day, he decides to runaway, breaking out of the trap of machines, mundanity & noise.

  • Gourav
  • Gourav
  • Soumyadeep Dasgupta
    Executive Producer
  • Soumyadeep Dasgupta
    Associate Director
  • Sayan Maitra
  • Gourav
  • Gourav
    Sound Design
  • Supriyo Karmakar
    Key Cast
    "Factory Worker"
  • Soumyadeep Dasgupta
  • Gourav
  • Sayan Maitra
  • Bishal Dey
  • DK Dibyo
    Production Assistant
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    Short, Student
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  • Runtime:
    25 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    800 USD
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  • Language:
    Bengali, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, India
  • 27th Kolkata International Film Festival 2022
    Indian Premiere
    National Competition On Indian Short Films
Director Biography - Gourav

Born in Kolkata, Gourav is an Indian Independent Filmmaker. He is a student of Msc. Multimedia & Animation at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. He works as a screenwriter, cinematographer, editor and director.

In pursuit of Passion for filmmaking, he has directed multiple short films & music videos since 2012. His film 'Britto - The Loop' was premiered at the '19th Dhaka International Film Festival (2021)' of Bangladesh. And his latest film 'Polatak - A Runaway' will soon be premiered at the '27th Kolkata International Film Festival (2022)'.

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Director Statement

With five months in making, ‘Polatak - A Runaway’ has been our undergraduate film project at St. Xavier's College, Kolkata. In this letter I would like to express my vision behind the film.

Noise has always been a consistent problem of urban life. Being someone, both born and brought up in a megacity like Kolkata, I always felt like living in the midst of chaos and commotion. We have confined ourselves into small compartments and exposed to a limited sky. We continue to live a mundane life without even questioning "what do we actually want?" "Where do we belong?"

Since, the eighteenth-century machines have dominated nature. So much so, we have constructed a world of machines & concrete around us. In search of pleasure, we have lost the peace and touch of nature. With this film we have tried to return to nature through the life of a factory worker.

In this 26-minute-long film, we have experimented with sound, there has been no use of verbal dialogues but the ambience sounds as the main storytelling tool.