Anhad Mishra’s Khidki Premiered At The New York Indian Film Festival

Anhad Mishra’s Khidki Premiered At The New York Indian Film Festival

The
recently
held
New
York
Indian
Film
Festival
(NYIFF)
hosted
the
premiere
of
“Khidki,” a
poignant
short
film
by
writer-director
Anhad
Mishra,
at
East
Village,
Manhattan.
Featuring
the
renowned
actor
Naseeruddin
Shah,
“Khidki”
is
a
labour
of
love
brought
to
life
by
Mishra’s
dedicated
and
passionate
team.

“Khidki”
delves
into
the
simple,
mundane
attachments
that
people
develop
in
old
age.
It
contrasts
the
youthful
pursuit
of
money,
success,
and
status
with
the
mature
realisation
that
family
and
small
pleasures,
like
a
morning
cup
of
tea
or
the
view
from
a
window,
hold
greater
significance.
Anhad
Mishra
aimed
to
develop
the
character
of
Suresh
to
embody
this
idea.
Suresh,
who
couldn’t
retain
his
family,
finds
solace
in
memories
and
activities
outside
his
window.

Mishra,
both
writer
and
director,
crafted
“Khidki”
from
a
personal
vision,
creating
a
film
that
he
would
love
to
watch.
His
approach
allows
for
varied
audience
interpretations,
making
the
film
a
deeply
personal
experience
for
each
viewer.

The
involvement
of
Naseeruddin
Shah,
who
graciously
agreed
to
participate
without
compensation,
adds
a
profound
layer
to
the
film.
Shah’s
performance
as
Suresh
is
a
testament
to
his
mastery
and
generosity.
Mishra’s
persistent
belief
in
his
vision
and
Shah’s
support
were
crucial
in
bringing
“Khidki”
to
life.

Writer-director
Anhad
Mishra
says,
“”Khidki”
explores
themes
of
old
age,
family
relations,
attachment
to
simple
things,
and
loneliness
in
modern
society.
The
film
encourages
viewers
to
reflect
on
their
relationships
with
the
elderly
and
the
importance
of
providing
them
with
love,
support,
and
companionship.”

The
visual
aesthetics
of
“Khidki,”
achieved
through
the
collaboration
of
Director
of
Photography
Andre
Menezes
and
Production
Designer
Praapty,
create
a
sense
of
space,
warmth,
and
homeliness
that
resonate
deeply
with
Suresh’s
character
and
environment.
Despite
budgetary
constraints,
the
team
meticulously
crafted
each
frame
to
evoke
comfort
and
familiarity.

“Khidki”
sheds
light
on
the
often-overlooked
issues
faced
by
the
elderly,
emphasising
their
resilience
and
adaptability.
The
film
encourages
viewers
to
consider
the
simple
pleasures
and
connections
that
bring
meaning
to
the
lives
of
the
elderly.

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