There’s Alka, who leads a mundane domestic life with her son and husband in a big city; there’s Nayantara, who has travelled abroad, picked up vintage jewellery items from far-off places and is planning to visit Disneyland, US next year on her son’s demand; and there’s the friendship that binds them.
But more than that, it’s the emptiness that they feel in their lives that brings them together. Their sons study together in the same class of the same school and there end the similarities between them too.
The diametrically opposite personalities come together in yet another power-packed short film ‘Nayantara’s Necklace’ from the makers of ‘Ahalya’. Starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Tilotama Shome, the short film might be short in its duration, but in impact, it’s huge.
On the lines of the famous saying, “All that glitters is not gold,” the film opens with Nayantara, played by the talented Konkona vigorously trying to put her make-up. Alka, portrayed by Tilotama Shome is a complete contrast to her and hence, she gets influenced by Nayantara, whose name she finds poetic.
Nayantara goads Alka to take up ‘wine’, the real meaning of which one can understand only after watching the short film and the bored homemaker takes it up with full enthusiasm.
Alka is so fascinated with Nayantara’s way of life that when she goes to meet her childhood crush, played by Gulshan Devaiah, not only does she talk like her and telltales stories from Nayantara’s life, she also calls out Nayantara’s son as hers.
Thinking about the date and fumbling with the ‘necklace’ that Nayantara has lent her for it, when Alka returns to Nayantara’s residence, she meets with the reality of life.
Gripping and intriguing, ‘Nayantara’s Necklace’ makes you wonder about life and with this, accomplishes the motive with which it must have been made.
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