Programme 2018

Laddoo

Director: Sameer Sadhwani, Kishor Sadhwani

fiction

World Premiere

Section: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films World Premieres

Country: India | Year: 2018

Language(s): Hindi | Time: 12 mins

Synopsis

As per Hindu rituals, it is believed an offering made to ancestors on their death anniversary reaches them through the Pandit (Hindu Priest). But 7-year-old Rahul can’t understand how. He asks many pertinent questions – how do we know that the food actually reaches our ancestors? why don’t we feed the Pandit everyday, and so on. His mother tries her best to supply him with convincing answers but Rahul is far from satisfied. Even as he struggles to comprehend this concept, he is entrusted with the imperative task of delivering lunch to the Pandit on his grandfather’s death anniversary. Rahul sets out on his little adventure but faces a major problem. The temple is locked and the Pandit is nowhere to be found. Now, what is he going to do?

Director's Bio

Sameer Sadhwani has worked as an assistant director, on films such as Sarkar Raj (2008), London Dreams (2009), Action Replayy (2010), among others, for a decade. Kishor Sadhwani has developed content for Indian TV channels such as Star TV (Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh (2017)), Dis- covery Jeet (21 Sarfarosh (2018)), and MTV. He heads a script shop under the banner SCRITPEase, which has written scripts for popular Indian cartoons such as Chor Police (2007), Chhota Bheem (2008), and Krishna Balram (2008).