Teaspoon (Aban Bharucha Deohans) India

Aban Bharucha Deohans
India.  2015.  20 min

Rajiv, wife Kavita, and Rajiv’s father, live in an apartment.  Rajiv works as an insurance agent, and travels a lot.  Kavita represents a cosmetic company and works from home, as she cannot leave her paralytic father-in-law alone.  Also, a habit that Kavita hates is the manner in which the old man summons her. He mulishly hangs on to a Teaspoon, which he uses to bang on the bedpost to call her. And what’s frustrating is that he never does this when Rajiv is at home. Hence Rajiv cannot understand Kavita’s frustration. A fight over dinner escalates and the resentment is carried forward to the next morning.  Series of incidents become ingredients for a Molotov cocktail that leads to a disturbing end.


Aban has an Advertising Production House, CANDID CREATIONS and has directed over five hundred commercials. Candid Creations has won many awards for excellence in advertising and is well known for its visual quality, production values and performances.

 She is also a theatre actress and has acted on the English, Hindi, and Gujarati stage and has essayed the role of Aliya Bhatt’s Mom in Gauri Shinde’s film Dear Zindagi

 She has also written short stories and articles for several magazines and newspapers like Femina and Asian Age. She has written a book of short stories titled, ‘What a Life yaar!’ and her new novel Titled, ‘Touch Wood’ is complete and currently being edited. She has written the story screenplay and dialogues of a short film, Food For Thought which is on Zee5.




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