AABA’s power-packed performance at Berlin Film Festival 2017
AABA, the only Indian film in competition this year at the Berlin Film Festival, premiered to a packed house and received an overwhelming response on February 11.
The short film that is competing in generation K plus category at the 67th Berlinale, is the first production of acclaimed writer-director Raj Kumar Gupta's (Aamir, No One Killed Jessica fame) production house Raapchik Films, which he produced with his friend Mitul Dikshit. The film is written and directed by Amar Kaushik.
Set in the highlands of India, the short film revolves around a young girl living with her grandparents. After her grandfather is diagnosed with lung cancer, she watches as he calmly digs his own grave, furnishing it for his comfort in the hereafter with a handful of his worldly possessions.
His light-hearted approach to dying is a gentle, laconic acknowledgement of the natural cycle of life and death. But things don’t always go as planned in the land of living, and the story shows that unexpected journey.
WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL ABOUT?
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THE SHORT FILM IS COMPETING IN GENERATION K PLUS CATEGORY AT 67TH BERLINALE, IS THE FIRST PRODUCTION OF RAAPCHIK FILMS.
Producers Mitul Dikshit and Raj Kumar Gupta with director Amar Kaushik.