Through A Shattered Mirror

An opportunity to extract revenge falls on The Barber’s lap belonging to the indigenous tribes as The Officer, the face of the government who killed her lover visits her salon for a shave. But there is an ongoing truce pact between the two parties. As the tension builds in the air, will The Barber let The Officer go? Or will she lose her cool and take his life?

  • Amartya Kundu
  • Amartya Kundu
  • A-cube Studios
  • Indrajit Mazumder
    Key Cast
    "The Officer"
  • Punam Saha
    Key Cast
    "The Barber"
  • Turja Ghosh
    Director of photography
  • Amartya Kundu
  • Probar Mukherjee
    Sound Designer
  • Rajobrata Das
  • Rupsha Sen
    Production Designer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tuta Aayna
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    Suspense, Drama, Slow burn, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 USD
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Director Biography - Amartya Kundu

Amartya graduated in Mass communication and videography from St. Xavier's College, Kolkata in the year 2020. Afterwards he joined a film school but was quick to drop out as he felt it wasn't adding any additional value to his life and realised that working in the industry itself is a better way to learn. Since 2022 he has worked as an associate and assistant director in numerous short films, advertisement films and corporate films in Kolkata. Tuta Aayna (Through A Shattered Mirror) is his first independent short fiction.

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Director Statement

The film Tuta Aayna (Through A Shattered Mirror) is a narrative of the oppressed versus the oppressor. It focuses on complications that might arise out State sponsored abuse through the extremely personal stories of its two primary characters - The barber and the officer. The film tries to show how neither party is completely right or wrong and lets the audience decide who they want to side with. Above all, the film wishes to promote a discourse on the narrative of the marginalised.