Promising Director Amit Kumar offers an extreme vision of corruption and violence in this short film. It is an award-winning short film. The film’s specialty is it is a silent movie without a single dialogue and a subtitle. It was made in 2003.
Two friends frequently mug and ultimately kill the people who travel by the road in Rajasthan. They kill people and steal money from them for the living.
This dark tale of life in the desert takes no prisoners, life is shown as cheap and the director delivers an uncompromising story in a stylish manner.
- Director: Amit Kumar
- Producer: Asif Kapadia and Trevor Ingman
- Production Company: Yaffle Films
- Written by: Amit Kumar
- Screenplay: Amit Kumar
- Starring: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sundar Dan Detha, Irrfan Khan
- Music by: Dario Marianelli
- Executive Producer: Caroline Cooper, Nic Muirson
- Line Producer: Rakesh Mehra
- DOP: Rajeev Ravi
- Editor: Andy Shelley
- Production Design: Abid T.P
- Art Director: Sanjoy Das Gupta
- Second Unit Director or Assistant Director: Aubin Sebastian
- Sound Recording: Jatin Sarma
- Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Andy Thompson
- Camera and Electrical Department: Rishi Umrania
- Editorial Department: Mark Wright
- Running Time: 16 Minutes
- Language: Silent
The film has no single dialogue or a subtitle; it relies instead on the performances of its small cast to deliver the story. The lack of dialogues is not a problem and the film’s main selling point is that it is very professional according to the making.
It deals with corruption and violence featuring characters from both sides of the law that are ready to rob and kill for money, food, and sex. Beautiful landscape shots mixed with tight shots of the ‘evil’ in the men’s eyes and actions. It has Great editing points and Amazing use of light.