In a proud moment, Vidya Balan’s short film on rape culture, Natkhat, has entered the Oscars 2021 race.
This 33-minute short film is based on the mother-son relationship and how it is nurtured in a patriarchal home. The movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvala & Vidya Balan. It has been and directed by Shaan Vyas.
The movie makers took to Twitter to announce the good news.
“We made #Natkhat “to reach every corner of the earth and tell the world that change begins at home.” Elated to be in the race for the Oscars 2021 short film category!,” tweeted RSVP films.
Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan’s special short film “Natkhat”, is a powerful film that addresses the hard-hitting issues of patriarchy and toxic masculinity while dealing with several other sensitive yet crucial topics of conversation such as gender inequality, rape culture, domestic violence and more. The film also marks her debut as a producer.
Natkhat is a must-watch for all parents and teachers as both are the basic pillars of the strong foundation of a child’s concepts, understanding, and perspective about the various realities that exist in the outer world.
Natkhat has already touched many hearts. It has been screened at various prestigious international film festivals. It has been screened virtually at Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival, Indian Film Festival Stuttgart (Where it won the German Star of India Award), London Indian Film Festival in London and Birmingham, the South Asian Film Festival – Orlando/Florida Film Festival, and the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
As per the press release, at the Best of India Short Film Festival that Natkhat was announced as the Winner and eligible for Oscar 2021 qualification.
Now, Natkhat has joined the Oscars race with other Indian short films such as Shameless, Saving Chintu, and Tailing Pond.