After MS Dhoni biopic, Neeraj Pandey offers another winner with Ouch

Neeraj Pandey directorial short film Ouch stars Manoj Bajpayee and Pooja Chopra in the lead role.

By: Express Web Desk | Mumbai | Published: October 23, 2016 10:10:07 am
manoj bajpayee, pooja chopra, ouch, neeraj pandey Manoj Bajpayee, Pooja Chopra’s short film Ouch, directed by Neeraj Pandey, premieres at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival 2016. (Picture credit: Varinder Chawla)


After the resounding success of Sujoy Ghosh’s Ahalya, Jaydeep Sarkar’s Nayantara’s necklace, Adhiraj Bose’s Interior Café, we now have another 15-minute short film titled Ouch. Starring the very talented and versatile actor Manoj Bajpayee and Ex-Miss India Pooja Chopra, the new release has been directed by Neeraj Pandey.

Neeraj Pandey is best known for his film ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ amongst others like Baby, Special 26 and A Wednesday. The immensely talented Manoj Bajpayee and the very beautiful Pooja Chopra starrer Ouch is a Black Comic Piece, centred on the characters of Vinay and Priya who work together, have been in a relationship for three years and are married to Anjali and Rakesh respectively.

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However, their passion has brought them to a point where they have to take a call and they decide that they will divorce their spouses and marry each other. A date is set when they would break the news and post that they would meet at their regular place for rendezvous. Vinay confesses to his wife and lands at the hotel. Priya arrives a little later carrying a suitcase. Ouch is what happens next.


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Talking about his film, director Neeraj Pandey said “The story of Ouch is an amalgamation of human emotions and feelings. As the story unfolds, it is interesting to see what a man and woman who are having an affair outside of their marriages do or not do to be with each other. I approached the story with a contemporary Indian outlook and the way Manoj and Pooja have brought the sentiments alive through their characters, it is commendable. As a filmmaker, it is very important to be able to showcase your work freely and I believe Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is a great platform that lets you be as creative as possible.”

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