Private Project

The Inception of Pursuit

A little boy wonders about some complex chapters of human life like religions, humanity, moral values and so on. His father comes up with the answers to his questions in a very simple way and with very relatable examples from life. The boy starts to learn life lessons from his father in the form of storytelling. The little boy gradually starts to realize the life philosophy, the aspects of morality, and the true meaning of life at this tender age, in the simplest way he is taught some of the toughest lessons for being a human being in a true sense. In this way the little boy starts off his journey for the inception of pursuit.

  • Sauvik Pandit
  • Sauvik Pandit
  • Sauvik Pandit
  • Rajdeep Dey Chowdhury
    Key Cast
    "The Son"
  • Sanjay Kumar Ghosh
    Key Cast
    "The Father"
  • Subir Roy
  • Subhadeep Maity
    Sound Designer
  • Editor
    Sauvik Pandit
  • Subir Roy
  • Uddalok Sarkar
    Music Director
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Jadavpur University
  • Rang Mukut Film Festival
    Best Actor Award
  • 20th Dhaka international Film Festival 2022
    Official Selection
  • Noble International Film Festival and awards 2021
    Official Selection
  • 6th Dehradun International Film Festival 2021
    Official Selection
  • Ahmedabad International Children Film Festival 2021
    Best Director
  • Hummingbird International Film Festival 2021
    Official Selection
  • 7th Sakarya International Short Film Festival 2021
    Official Selection
  • Museum Talkies International Film Festival 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Sauvik Pandit

Sauvik Pandit is an Indian independent filmmaker and writer. He has written and directed 8 short films and 1 Documentary to date. Some of his shorts are selected and nominated in several national and international film festivals. His latest short film is Pathshala (The Inception of Pursuit) (2021). He also writes short stories and edits films. He is a researcher of films theories and the history of film language. In future he wants to research on film forms and new media. He also does experimental contents on audio-visual medium in various forms as image poetry, visual poems, etc. He is a cinephile and a fan of world cinema.
Sauvik Pandit has also some hobbies like traveling, listening music and photography. He has Studied diploma in photography at Institute of Photographic Arts. He is graduated in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Calcutta and he is pursuing his Post Graduation Master’s degree in Film Studies from Jadavpur University. He is currently working as a writer, program director and producer at ABP Ananda. 

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Director Statement

‘Pathshala - The Inception of Pursuit’ is a film where I tried to revisit the memories of my childhood. This film is an attempt to convey that we all learn so much about life not only from the institutional education system but from our family and friends around us. From a very tender age, we start to learn many important aspects of moral values, humanity, complex chapters of human life like religion and so on. A child starts to learn what he sees or what he listens to and that makes what he or she will be in the future. So this film tells a story of a little boy who learns life philosophy, morality and humanity from his father in the easy way of storytelling but the impact of these stories helps him to become a human being in all true senses. So if we let children grow with all positive and healthy elements from their childhood, we, of course, can make this world a better place for everyone.