Programme 2018

Shame

Director: Anusha Bose

fiction

World Premiere

Section: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films World Premieres

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Hindi | Time: 21 mins

Synopsis

“These people walk the same corridors as us and forget where they come from, who they are.” It is with this harsh reminder that Sumer Seth, a guest at a posh hotel fires housekeeping staff - Fanny Lobo when she’s caught trying on his girlfriend’s lingerie. 

SHAME is a dark comedy that walks the thin line that separates the two worlds; the haves from the have-nots; the affluent from the service providers; the indulgent from the repressed. And it is when Fanny slips and crosses the forbidden line in a moment of temptation that she confronts both the wrath of her employers and the demon within.  

Shame is the twisted journey of a meek, vulnerable woman who emerges from the background to unapologetically reclaim her dignity, confidence and her right to desire.

Director's Bio

After a decade of producing news and lifestyle features at NDTV, Anusha Bose moved to non-fiction programming in GEC TV at Star, conceptualizing shows for Star Plus, Life OK, Channel V, Jalsa and Pravah. She went on to head business development and creating fiction programming at a production house, Rowdy Rascal before she started penning screenplays for film and the web. Shame is her directorial venture.