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Choice Is Yours

Synopsis

The desire for wealth is common among humans but Karan has a passion for affluence. Greed supersedes his ability to appreciate love and devotion. The grandeur of Maya is too overwhelming for Karan to value the genuine love in his life. Maya warns Karan of the choices he makes. Why is Maya warning Karan and what choices Karan has?


Our Review

Maya, the illusion, gives Karan three chances and each time Karan thinks that its only the wealth which is the goal. He doesn't understand the nuances of Maya and its too late by the time he realizes it. The story line is good. The screenplay could have been better. The actors have done a good job though this style of acting is a bit old school. Every emotion is amped up, every dialogue is delivered in a melodramatic way.


Director Biography - Yasar Shaikh

Yasar Shaikh, with formal education in film Production, has been associated with International film projects. While his skills include Direction, Editing, Cinematography, Scripting and flawless managing of the production from inception to post, Yasar has several nominations to his credit, including MARTYS for two consecutive years. Sweet Coffee, a short film Edited and Co-Produced by Yasar, was selected to be screened at Berlin International Film Festival in 2014 and has won a Golden Award at Wasaga International Film Festival in 2015. Yasar worked on location audio for a Canadian documentary "Speak to Me" that won Best Canadian Documentary at ReelWorld Film Festival. He has Directed, Produced and Edited two foreign language features and also wrote the screenplay for the Hindi language feature "Adrishya" released in 2014. Yasar was also in the editing team of a television show for HGTV. His contributions to the project "Message in the Fortune Cookie" as Cinematographer, Assistant Director, Production Designer, and Art Director were valuable in accomplishments for the project. To overcome various filming factors, mainly the space restricting camera movement, Yasar mathematically shot the scenes and bounced the lights within the space very effectively to get the desired movement . The blend of colours and ambience created sets the tone of the movie. Filming in the most difficult weather conditions, Yasar ensured that these natural factors did not affect the look of the movie.


Credits

  • Yasar Shaikh Director Adrishya (Hindi Feature); Safar (Punjabi Feature)

  • Yasar Shaikh Writer

  • Sukhwinder Producer

  • Siddhant Issar Key Cast "Karan"

  • Dilshad Patel Key Cast "Maya"

  • Kanishka Soni Key Cast "Kanishka"

  • Anagha P Key Cast "Prajakta"

  • Prachi Mehra Key Cast "Bhakti"

Specifications

  • Project Type: Short

  • Runtime: 21 minutes 6 seconds

  • Completion Date: April 21, 2021

  • Production Budget: 25,000 USD

  • Country of Origin: Canada

  • Country of Filming: India

  • Language: Hindi

  • Shooting Format: Red 4K

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No















































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