The Delusion

The short film is based on the psychological struggle of the young boy during the lockdown period in India. Teenager boy is struggling with the severe depression and anxiety due to the uncertain future and captivity. It developed the certain kind of monotony and stillness in his regular life. The continuous bombardment about the corona virus, death rate filled him with the anxiety and hallucination about being killed by the virus. At the same time he tries to cope up with the situation by documenting his inner feeling through poetry. Film tries to underlines the impending illusionary impact created on the actual life of the ordinary people.

  • Somadatta Suresh Desai
  • Somadatta Suresh Desai
  • Somadatta Suresh Desai
  • Somadatta Suresh Desai
    Key Cast
  • Aayush Sanjay Desai
    Key Cast
  • Suresh Dundappa Desai
    Key Cast
  • Darshan Magdum
  • Sushmita Desai
  • Darshan Magdum
  • Akshay Bandi
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    7 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    14 USD
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    Yes - Shivaji University , Kolhapur
  • International Film Festival Of India , Goa ,2021
    75 Creative minds of tommorow
Director Biography - Somadatta Suresh Desai

My name is Somadatta Desai. I am the resident of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra. Right now i am pursuing my masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. I did my bachelors in B.A. journalism from NIMS University , Jaipur. After discovering my interest in Media and Visual storytelling i switched to media studies from Biotechnology in 2014. From that day onwards I assisted my seniors in their academic film projects , made my own short films and documentaries utilizing available resources and penned down write ups for advertisements. Apart from this i performed twice as a poet at Pune based literature show known as “Daad”.

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During school days i was involved more into the cultural activities. After writing and directing one sit com play in 9th class i got inclined towards the performing art and eventually cinema. But following the tradition of my rural locality I enrolled to study the science. During my studies at Pune i switched my course to mass media from science.
This field was totally unknown for me. During initial days I had to struggle just to learn English. My photography teacher Mr. Sandeep Dongare was the reason I started thinking critically about filmmaking. After his departure only library and free film screening at NFAI became my source to learn more about cinema. After assisting my seniors i learnt few basics. In 2017 i made my first short film which was rejected due to technical inadequacy. But i continued making films with available budget and resources. Finally this year my documentary got nominated in competitive category at ‘’ Swatantrata ka vigyan filmostav”. Also i got selected as one of "75 Creative minds of tommorow" felicitated at the IFFI 52, 2021. I look forward to embark towards my dream of becoming filmmaker through this initiative.