Private Project

Tape Recorder

Set in early 1990s in Ahmedabad (India), Tape Recorder is a love-story between a boy and girl, through the Tape Recorder kept in the room, which they happen to share due to some circumstances. But they never see each other, as one has a night shift and the other stays during the day time. The common interest they share is music. The boy loves to sing and the girl is a pass time writer. Both are fan of Kishore Kumar. There is a tape recorder in the room, through which the boy records his songs during day for practice and the girl gets hooked on to listen then every night. Soon they start talking through the tape recorder and she starts to develop inclination towards him. After all the nauk-jhok and development of feelings, she proposes to meet him the next Sunday morning, unaware about the shock she is about to get!! What happens then is the base of the story!

  • Shyam Sardhara
  • Shyam Sardhara
  • Bhushan Kankal
  • Bhushan Kankal
  • Shyam Sardhara
  • Jaivika Dabhi
    Key Cast
    "Nisha Banerjee"
  • Aditya Padhiyar
    Key Cast
    "Arijit "
  • Kaushal Upadhyay
    Key Cast
    "Shubhendu Chaterjee"
  • Nisshant Dalal
  • Vishal Khatri
  • Dhruvish Shah
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    23 minutes 33 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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Director Biography - Shyam Sardhara

Shyam is a an enthusiastic filmmaker from a small town of Dhrangadhra in Gujarat. He has done his PG in Mass Communication from Ahmedabad. His passion for telling story drives him in learn different elements of filmmaking by making films at his PG level. He has excellent observation skills and ability to see ordinary objects in a different and can weave a story around it. He has also worked at different departments of production in few Gujarati films. He also has an experience of working with a radio channel.

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Director Statement

I have always been fascinated seeing the little touchy moments in life that generally are unnoticed by most but are very special for the people involved. Also different antique things excite me. Tape Recorder also started as exploring how a small tape recorder can become a medium between two person to share their emotions. This is my journey to fulfill my quest to know the answer of how can an in-animate object can bring two people closer. Tape Recorder, the short film, is the answer that I got.