India’s Marathi short film”Khisa”(Pocket) is now making its way to India after acclaimed so many international awards. ”Khisa”short film Officially Selected in Indian Panorama for 51st International film festival of India, Goa 2021.
The short film is Directed by Raj More. Under the Banner of PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laaltippa Films, Movie Khisa is Produced by Santosh Maithani and I and Raj More. The film has been shot at Akola ( Vidarbha).
Khisa is the story of a young boy who lives in a remote village in Maharashtra. He decides to get a large pocket stitched for his school shirt, in which he keeps all his precious belongings – petals, coins, marble balls; A pocket, he is proud of. It sets him apart from others his age, whose pockets are not only smaller in comparison but also ordinary and similar to each other in appearance. The little boy does not understand the politics of symbolism that adults engage in, and his pocket soon becomes a point of contention amongst elders in the village.
Khisa is the directorial debut of the director Raj More which has got so many international awards, nominations and official selection. He quoted Khisa is the story of the loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy is ironically symbolic of the times we live in. Khisa is a heart-touching tale of a boy which will definitely give the audience a different perspective. He further said that Marathi movies are reaching new heights every day. Marathi content is making its marks not only in the country but all over the world. This 15 minute film will make a place in everyone’s heart.
From early this short film ”Khisa” won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020.Best Film and Best Screenplay, 2 award international awards and in India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, New Delhi.India -20.
Khisa also qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA, which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey in March 2021.
Also got a nomination for Best International Short Film and Best Director at Dublin International short and music festival 2020.Khisa is also shown at world’s premier online screening at (DISFMF) Dublin International short and music festival 20.
Khisa got 2 prestigious awards at Mumbai International cult Film Festival. BEST DEBUT DIRECTOR (MICFF GOLD)(Raj Pritam More and BEST ACTOR IN SUPPORTING ROLE (SPECIAL JURY MENTION) TO KAILASH WAGHMARE. And it’s also Official selection at Montreal Independent Film Festival Canada 2020 and 26th (KIFF) Kolkata International Film Festival 20. Official Selection at Dioroma International film festival 2020. Official Selection at (Jiff) Jaipur international film festival 2020. Official Selection at Singapore international film festival 2020.
It’s also Official Selection at Dioroma Indie Shorts Awards Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020.
”Khisa” is also selected at Dharamshala International Film Festival and set to world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival in between 28th Oct to 4th Nov 2020. Due to the going novel coronavirus pandemic, the festival would be held online.
Written by Kailash Waghmare, Short film editor Santosh Maithani, Director of Photography Simarjit Singh Suman, Music by Parijat Chakraborty, Sound recordist by Kushal Sarda. Kailash Waghmare, Meenakshi Rathod, Shruti Madhydeep, Dr Sheshpal Ganvir and Vedant Shrisagar (child actor) are in the lead roles.