Noise may have one definition but has many interpretations. Noise can be the buses and cars honking tirelessly outside your house, your mixer grinder, debates on television, tuneless music or your inner voice, devoid of a chance to escape.
This week my recommendation is Humara Movies’ 2 hours film ‘Shor se Shuruat’, a combination of seven short films, mentored by industry stalwarts – Mira Nair, Imtiaz Ali, Zoya Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Homi Adajania, Shriram Raghavan and Nagesh Kukunoor, with the common theme of ‘noise’, available on Amazon prime.
With the interesting theme of noise, these short films of varying lengths make a good watch. Each story is different with different characters and their struggles with noise. The interpretations of the word, is well applied with every story. The opening short presented by Mira Nair and directed by Rahul V Chittella is about a columnist, portrayed by the wonderful Atul Kulkarni and his voice in the society, which becomes a noise for the ones the columns were written against. The short film was dedicated to the writers who are silenced. The following short film presented by Zoya Akhtar and directed by Amia Bhargava is about a small boy who sells flowers and his hearing aid.
This short explores noise through sight. Decibal presented by Shriram Raghavan and directed by Annie Zaidi, is set in the future about the lost sounds of everyday life that may become noise in the eyes of law. Hello o hello presented by Shyam Benegal and directed by Prateek Rajen Khotari, which deals with advertisement as noise. Suprya Sharma’s short presented by Nagesh Kukunoor is about an inmate, Sanjay Mishra, awaiting his death. Arunima Sharma’s color pop short presented by Homi Adajania is about 2 youngsters who use tins for telephones. The concluding short is presented by Imtiaz Ali and directed by Satish Raj Kasireddi is about a north-east Indian girl as a victim to a MMS scandal and finding her voice eventually.
It may look like it’s too much to handle, but the film is a delight to watch. With wonderful performances and impeccable sound design and cinematography. The film travelled to various film festivals, including South Asian Indian film festival. The film rates 7 out of 10 on IMDB.
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