Is she or is she not … for real?
Kriti, a beautiful creation frolicked into Sapan’s life, turning it into a dream come true for a man who was looking for love. But had that dream actually come true at all? A man of questionable history mused over why a sudden love could be altogether his imagination. And why wouldn’t he distrust? After all earlier, Rachana took over his life and only with the help of his trusted psychiatrist and childhood friend, Dr Kalpana, could he successfully get rid of her.
The beautiful Dr Kalpana would surely help him again to determine whether the new love of his life, Kriti, was to stay or not. Besides it wasn’t that heinous to kill an imagination… or was it?
Shirish Kunder is well known in the industry for his work, and this psychotic thriller is one of his finest yet. Beautifully captured with brilliant direction, Kunder takes the viewer into the murder so coldly executed by Sapan, the integral character of the short film. It was persuasively played by the talent powerhouse, Manoj Bajpayee, whose portrayal of the character infact garnered sympathy for the victim who successfully rids of a danger, lurking and playing dangerously with his mind.
However this slaughter was very carefully maneuvered! Was she real or was she not? A question that baffles Sapan till the very end.
Dr Kalpana played by Radhika Apte was definitely enchanting. She very seductively helps Sapan with his quest, assuring him of bliss later. All the actors of this film played their roles so convincingly and infact it would be have been a real treat if it were a feature film!
After watching this chilling short film, one can truly equate it to a psychotic thriller of great caliber. Viewers would be looking forward to more of such interesting concepts from director Shirish Kunder.