Parrots

Officially selected and Winner of multiple INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019.
Total Win :- 11
Total Finalist :- 9
Total Semi Finalist :- 3
Total Selection :-29
Grand Count 56
We know a greater deal about the ' how' of things, it is the 'why' we do not understand - Prof. Hinton

This is a story of a theater personality, who has written a play which is adapted from a poem. When he is trying to perform it into a stage play, then some influential people, with hidden agendas become his obstacle. This times it is not about Freedom of Speech but Freedom of Thought.

  • Ajitesh Shukla
    Producer
    IT and Film Professional
  • Shashank Shekar Singh
    Director
    2018 Touttay (Parrots) Director 2016 Kerry on Kutton Producer 2013 Pratimbiba (Short Film - Nepal) Creative Producer 2012 Story of 3 Zeros(Docudrama Film) Producer
  • Anil mishra
    Key Cast
    “Gandhi”
    Experience as Actor : Actor in T.V. Serial - Aahat Actor in Film - Shudra Show for Doordarshan - Kisse Raamkhilavan Kye Actor in T.V. Serial - Savdhan India Actor in Ad Film - Lava Mobile - U.P. Government Experience in Theatre : Writer & Director - 50 mins ka Dwand Writer & Director - Chamma Parv Writer & Director - Maukhayte Writer & Director - Vidhushak Writer & Director - Hawalat Writer & Director - Marnopranth Director - Lok kavi ka birah Writer & Director - Nahi koi aanth Writer & Director - Motay Ram ka satyagraha Director - Ambedkar hostel Director - Hame koi takleef nahi Director - Gaandhi mujhe mila Experience as Writer : Book: Chaurayhe Par (On Crossroads) - 2010 Book: Chaurayhe Par (On Crossroads) part -2 : ready to publish Awards : Best Actor - Patliputra Natya Samaroh - Patna India 2004 Raang Parv Sammanya Saras Sammanya Subhash Ratna Sammanya Adakaray Awadh Sammanya Shayeed Chandrashekhar Azad Sammanya
  • pi
    Writer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Touttay
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature, Short, Virtual Reality
  • Genres:
    Experimental, narrative Feature Drama, narrative fiction drama, short, Drama, Feature, Fiction
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes 1 second
  • Completion Date:
    May 31, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    50,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1.78
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Austin Spotlight Film Festival
    Austin
    United States
    June 1, 2018
    Austin
    Official Selection
  • 7th Bangalore short Film Festival
    Bangalore
    India
    June 17, 2018
    Radisson Bangalore
    Certificate of Excellence Special Festival Mention
  • Calcutta International Cult Film Festival
    Calcutta
    India
    June 18, 2018
    Calcutta
    Official Selection
  • Near Nazareth Festival
    Israel
    Israel
    June 4, 2018
    Israel
    Official Selection
  • International Shorts Film Festival
    Australia
    Australia
    December 1, 2018
    Australia
    Official Selection
  • Mindie - Miami Independent Film Festival
    Miami
    United States
    July 27, 2018
    Miami
    Official Selection
  • Lake View International Film Festival
    Moga
    India
    July 27, 2018
    Moga
    Official Selection
  • Aphrodite Film Awards
    NewYork
    United States
    August 27, 2018
    NewYork
    Winner
  • Aab International Film Festival
    Punjab
    India
    July 27, 2018
    Punjab
    Official Selection
  • Nisville Movie Summit
    serbia
    Russian Federation
    August 9, 2018
    Serbia
    Official Selection
  • 7th Kolkata short Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    July 21, 2018
    Kolkata
    Official Selection
  • Direct Monthly online Film Festival
    Online
    United States
    July 27, 2018
    Online
    Official Selection
  • Canal de Panama International Film Festival
    Panama
    Panama
    August 16, 2018
    Panama
    Official Selection
  • Independent Shorts Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    August 13, 2018
    Los Angeles
    Winner
  • Pinnacle Film Awards
    los Angeles
    United States
    September 4, 2018
    LA
    Winner
  • Golden Film Festival
    LA
    United States
    September 4, 2018
    LA
    Official Selection
  • Regina International Film Festival
    Regina
    Canada
    August 16, 2019
    Canada
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Shashank Shekar Singh

Shashank Shekhar Singh
College : Asian Academy of Film & Television, Noida, India

Films
Year Title Role
2018 Touttay (Parrots) Director
2016 Kerry on Kutton Producer
2013 Pratimbiba (Short Film - Nepal) Creative Producer
2012 Story of 3 Zeros(Docudrama Film) Producer
2005 Nation Level Theatre Festival, Patna - India Lead Actor

Experience:
Have 19 + Years experience in Theatres.
Worked under the mentorship of Mr. Abhinav Kashyap (Director- Dabbang 1), Mumbai.

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Director Statement

The world itself is a myth. Everyone is trying to make a rule with a Flowchart that how to go about or else read and listen to someone and lead self-acclaimed compositions of life from there perspective. And there comes a boundary line where the
acceptance ended and the rise of remarks began.

"They know, what they know, and that's how they don't know much"

Doubt is the hindrance of a vast knowledge. Limitations are the sickness that human minds are suffering from... in reflection to a bunch of intercepted Minds...

Touttay (Parrots) is a piece of delusional visual, which will always try to break the
comfort of the known, the predicted, most informed, the trumps of the kingdom, the so-called politicians & the literates of course.
Touttay just happened, it was never a routine process to complete any kind of
task. Touttay (Parrots) has a story, hidden in the maze, where the characters are trying to reflect today's status of a Country like India and its illusion of following the values of Mahatma Gandhi and who is Gandhi today (a metaphor) . The dialogues are an interpretation of a (1984) banned poem"Gandhi Mala Bhetla" (I Met Gandhi).
Freedom of Speech is a past now, this film will be giving you the curiosity to know little
more about the known history, which itself has a mileage to raise its bar according to
the generation X. That Mileage is "Freedom of Thought".

Let the Birds Fly.....

Production Notes
Facts about Film : Touttay (Parrots)
The dialogues of the film - Touttay (parrots) is adapted from a poem "Gandhi Mala Bhetla" (I met Gandhi), which is still in controversy and is under trial in India.

Facts about Film : Touttay (Parrots)
The actor who has performed the character Guru ji in Touttay (Parrots) is the same actor who did the play in National Level Theatre Festival, Patna - India. In fact, the same actor is a tobacconist, in his real life too, where he runs his shop in the daytime and performs theatre plays in the evening. He also has written 2 books on how to perform street plays named "Chaurahe Par" (In the Crossroads), which is ready to be published.

Facts about Film : Touttay (Parrots)
The actors and team who performed this play were mentally tortured for 3 days by the audience and faculties present in Festival. Because of this, the team spent its major time in their rooms. But then also, this act won the best actor award and lots of appreciation, in the festival.

Facts about Film : Touttay (Parrots)
"Touttay (Parrots)" is actually based on a true incident, that happened in 2004 at National Level Theatre Festival, Patna - India.

Producer Point of View
Touttay, being an interesting and unique story, excited me personally, and the scope of telling the Gandhi's value was huge.

The Interesting fact is I am from software development background.

The biggest challenge was the time difference between Miami and Lucknow (India). We both had to work long hours to connect and discuss the project & planning during pre-production, shooting days and of course post-production.