Diksha Jyote Routray
India. 2019. 18 min
Shalmali, a writer, is visited by her curious, new neighbour, who insists that she tell her a story of her own. But is it really a story or a disturbing tale of reality?
Red Velvet is a story that leaves you in conflict- you don’t want to believe that it is real, but all things indicate that it is.
Sayani Gupta plays her character Shalmali Bhalla to perfection. Shalmali is a grey character, who is fed up of her situation, and when push comes to shove, opts to choose the lesser evil. But again, does she, really? Or is it just a story, a ploy to get rid of the annoying neighbour? The ambiguousness of the film is its attraction point and Sayani perfectly adapts it.
DIKSHA JYOTE ROUTRAY
Dikssha believes that everything begins with a good script…whether it’s a TV Commercial or a feature film. She started her career in advertising as a copywriter and has worked with some reputed advertising agencies in Delhi and Mumbai (Rediffusion, Law & Kenneth, Draft FCB, Everest brand solutions).
Filmography: The Ideal Bride (Short Film, Writer and Director), Red Velvet (Short Film) –Writer and Director, Andhadhun – Creative Producer, Badlapur (DA Sriram Raghavan)
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