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The film opens with a 28-year old man, Achal, dashing after a bus on a highway, clad oddly in a wedding suit. Failing to catch the bus he lands up near a tea stall. His pursuit ends near a roadside tea stall, where an attentive salesperson engages unlike anyone before. Achal, driven by impulse, spills his heart out, sharing tales of failed relationships, be it his fiancée or even his pet, that have all fallen through.

Achal's constant fear of losing loved ones doesn't go unnoticed by the salesperson.,
He delves into the transient nature of bonds and the unrealistic expectations Achal has burdened himself with. Drawing parallels with his own line of work, the salesman illustrates how, in his profession, connections are made but quickly replaced by new ones. The analogy serves to underscore the idea that letting go and not holding onto rigid expectations is essential for genuine relationships to flourish.

As the conversation unfolds, the question remains: Will Achal unintentionally overhear his conversation with the stranger, or will he pause to contemplate and release himself from the grip of his own expectations?

  • Anshika Raj
  • Shilpa Das
  • National Institute of Design
  • Shubhra Agarwal
  • Sakhi Samant
    Location Sound
  • Pratik Sharma
    Key Cast
  • Yash Varan
    Key Cast
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    11 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    145 USD
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    Yes - National Institute of Design
Director Biography - Anshika Raj

Anshika is born and brought up in Patna, Bihar. Having a background in classical dance, she's good at understanding rhythms, patterns, and the semiotic values of Indian aesthetics. This helps her explore the cultural and artistic details even more deeply, showing her passion towards the traditions she's a part of.
She's pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Film and Video Communication at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

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