My Indian Rhapsody

Trishul is an Indian-American author who recently lost traction of his career after a terrible interview goes viral. With pressure from his publicist, Trishul begins a new novel about a character searching for his brother in India, a story based on Trishul’s personal experience. All the while, Trishul fantasizes about an old romance, now in Paris. Finding conflict between love, career, and cultural identity, Trishul must make a decision and take action, the only way to regain control of a life spiraling into fantasy and facade.

  • Abijeet Achar
  • Abijeet Achar
  • Logan Freeman
  • Sean Temple
  • Abijeet Achar
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 5, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    France, India, United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Atlanta Film Festival
    United States
    World Premiere
  • Student Academy Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
Director Biography - Abijeet Achar

Born and raised in Durban South Africa, Abijeet Achar is a cinematographer and director of Indian and Mauritian descent. After major social class conflict due to the remnants of apartheid, at the age of twelve Abijeet and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada. Two years later, they immigrated to Atlanta, GA. This is where Abijeet found his passion for directing and cinematography, and refined his skills through film theory and history at the University of Georgia, where in 2012 he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. He applied his newfound theoretical knowledge of film through the medium of music videos and short films.

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Director Statement

Currently living in Boston, MA, Abijeet is a M.F.A. candidate at Emerson College where he studies Visual Media and Arts, recently completing production for his narrative thesis film, “My Indian Rhapsody,” which he wrote and directed. Along with his studies, Abijeet is the instructor at Emerson College’s Steadicam Academy, the Director of Photography/Chief Editor at Emerson College’s Department of Communication and Marketing, and a Teaching Assistant for Emerson College’s Cinematography department. Through engaging personal stories and captivating composition in the ever-changing film industry landscape, Abijeet hopes to redefine what it means to be a Director of Photography.