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Saturday 15 May 2021

Raj More 67th National Film Awarded ‘Khisa’ to be screened at 21st New York Indian Film Festival

Raj More

Khisa is among 58 feature films, documentaries and short films in 15 languages from across India that have been selected for NYIFF 2021.

Marathi short film Khisa (Pocket),Its debut directed by Raj Pritam More, has been selected to be screened at the 21st New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF). Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the film festival will be held virtually from June 4 to 15 2021.

Raj Pritam More has won the 67th National Film Award for Best Directorial Debut for his short film Khisa. which is considered among the most prestigious awards of  India.

More told  that he was delighted about winning the coveted award. "Every filmmaker wishes to win a National Award," he said. This is his second National award, he already win 54th National Academy Award by Lalit Kala Academy New Delhi and Best Asia Art Award from Asia. Korea..He from JJ School of Art Mumbai.

The filmmaker, a respected contemporary visual artist, said the award has given him a lot of confidence. "This was my first film and I had invested the past two years in it. It had won many awards at various international festivals but after it got selected for the International Film Festival of India this year, I realized that there was a chance that we could win the National Award. I can't contain my happiness. I would also like to thank my team, especially my writer, DOP and the editor for having full faith in my vision.

“The whole story revolves around the shirt. The child is proud of his pocket. It sets him apart from others his age, whose pockets are not only smaller but also ordinary and similar to each other. The little boy does not understand the politics of symbolism that adults engage in, and his pocket soon becomes a point of contention amongst elders in the village. This story of a loss of innocence and coming-of-age of a young boy, is ironically, symbolic of the times we live in,” said More.

The filmmaker added that he was planning to work on a different film and had called Kailash Waghmare for casting. “He told me that in his village there had been an incident of a child who had attempted to stand out from the crowd by wearing a shirt with an unusually large pocket. I realised that this was the story I wanted to tell and Waghmare wrote it,” said the director. Waghmare plays the father of the child in the film.

Produced by Santosh Maithani and Raj Pritam More.Khisa is among 58 feature films, documentaries and short films in 15 languages from across India that have been selected for NYIFF, one of the most prestigious Indian film festivals globally.

India's Marathi short film''Khisa''(Pocket) is now making its way to International film festivals.

Khisa is a winner of 67th National Film Awards for Best Debut Director/Raj Pritam More/Khisa(Pocket)Short Film.

''Khisa''short film Official Selected in Indian Panorama for (IFIFI) 51st International film festival of India,Goa 2020. 

 From early this short ''Khisa'' won 2 Awards at the Istanbul Film Awards 2020.Best Film and Best Screenplay, 2 award international awards.

In India very prestigious Screenplay Awards at 10th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival,New Delhi .India -20 .


Short film also qualifies to compete for the prestigious Golden star Awards at the annual live screening gala of IFA,which will be held in Istanbul,Turkey in March 2021.


It's also Official Selection at  New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) 2021. 

Also got a nomination for Best international Short Film and Best Director at Dublin International short and music festival 2020.khisa also shown at world's premier online screening at (DISFMF) Dublin International short and music festival 20.

Now khisa  get  2 prestigious awards at  Mumbai International cult Film Festival.


''Khisa'' a short film its also selected at  Dharamshala International Film Festival  and set to world premiere at the prestigious Dharamshala International Film Festival .

KHISA winner of 2 awards at 13th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF) 2021 in International competition worldwood International Paronima-For Shorts in Short Fiction Category.1) BEST SHORT FICTION FILM 2) BEST SCRIPT

Khisa Short film win 3 Awards .......

1) Best Short Film 2) Best Director 3) Best Script at Ujjiani Short Film Festival 2021. it's Central India's biggest film festival.

Khisa win 2nd Best Short Film Award at 13th International Guwahati Film Festival presented by Guwahati Cine club 2021.

Khisa Win Best Short Film at 5th Indian World Film Festival ,Hyderdad 2021.

Short Film ''Khisa'' is Finalists for Filmfare Short Film Awards 2021.

And it's also Official selection at Montreal Independent Film Festival Canada 2020.

Its Official selection at 26th (KIFF) Kolkata International Film Festival 20.

Its Official Selection at Dioroma International film festival  2020.

It's also Official Selection at  Indie Shorts Awards Buenos Aires, Argentina 2020.


The film has been shot entirely in Akola ( Vidarbha) Maharastra

Khisa present by PP Cine Production Mumbai and Laaltippa Films.

Produced by Santosh Maithani and Raj Pritam More

Written-Kailash Waghmare ,editor -Santosh Maithani,Director of Photography- Simarjit Singh Suman,Music-Parijat Chakraborty,Sound recordist-Kushal Sarda.

Cast-Kailash Waghmare,Meenakshi Rathod,Shruti Madhydeep ,Dr Sheshpal Ganvir and Vedant Shrisagar (child actor)




Saturday 8 May 2021

Combat feminism with a mustache, because every woman is becoming a man more than herself. by Tathi Premchand

ANDOLAN, a movement initiated to praise women and their ultimate strong persona, their paramount insight, and their superlative forbearance. Andolan steps forward to clamor against pseudo feminism, causing much defilement to women rather than hale. “Combating and competing has become so crucial to genders that they have lost their values and prominence. The woman is becoming more like a man, abandoning her vibrance. Feminine with a mustache.”-said Tathi premchand.

Artist: Tathi Premchand

The aura created by Premchand’s vision stimulates every sense of living. His works have the capacity to raise questions as well as to make any person stunned by giving untold answers. The works laid on sheets are much of what comes from his subconscious rather than pre-planned methods. When asked how he configure and manage to create such depth in the paintings? He answered, “I observe, sketch twice a day, sense my expressions and then collaborate.”

Tathi Premchand’s works hold variance according to the dissemination of his dialect. He invests all that is necessary to display the deliberation. From forms to figures, erotic to static, moods to moments the paintings are a combination of what we come across every day. Inspired by his town city and people living there, the drawings are more often black and white,” I’ve always been curious how we see colors through our lens but dreams and visuals going in the mind are inevitably black and white, on the contrary I want people to fill up colors according to their moods and diurnal experiences” he says. The paintings and sketches hold discernment of human life, struggles, desires and dualities of wit that we behold inside.

Drawing on graph paper -2012

The series of 70 works being processed since 2013 drives our attention towards the way how humans have progressed and are ravelled in their own aspirations, sovereignty and aesthetics. How the animals dwelling inside each of us is silently waiting for their prey. “we all are animals inside, always craving for more. Whether it is food, sexual eagerness, or wants to excel over others, we always expect for more.” The artist affirms.

In most of Tathi Premchand’s presentation women plays a vital role. He anticipates women as a preserver, a collector while a male as a ravager. Though both contributes equal to society, women many a times have to undergo a bulldoze pressure of mimicking the image of male as well. He repudiates the thought of women being frail but consider her powerful, a soul who is the creator, creator of human, house, love, affection and rejoice.

From eternity man has forged a sphere where women are wielded according to his comfort, and in retribution women is shaping herself like male, vying him to be self-sustained which eventually compressing her by carrying all the responsibilities on her supple shoulders. “I feel women is a combination of energies, she is synergy, but in order to beat man, that too due to his own vile practices, she is being misused.” The artist said.

Not being a hoax feminist, Tathi Premchand always believes in equality of genders, but as in reality and norms set by masculine dominant society women have to encounter challenges and pronouncements. If she becomes competitive enough to face them, she’s being condemned. Her efforts and endeavours are never appreciated, but always judged and doubted. “I admire and acknowledge how courageously women compete the foul boundations set by men.” Added Premchand.

The physiological and psychological characteristics of man and woman created by extramundane powers holds their own purposes and motives. Both contribute well towards living, competing each other or penetrating into other’s sphere of traits may create indecent and foul results. Hence, respecting other’s freedom and persona will bring a vital change in further future.

Man and woman together fabricate the world, which invokes the sense of living. Women being much sensual, men are considered more attractive and alluring according to Tathi Premchand, adding on examples like Lion, Peacock, Cock etc. Accepting male’s delightful appeal women always get fascinated, which provokes her to embellish and adorn the ways she looks. Male of the contrary need no such extra enhancements for his appeal.

Lust is what every human craves for and in many of the paintings that libido can be seen in form of animals and their hunger. Animals do not care about moral sense when it comes to fulfil their starvation. Likewise, humans are a cluster of their unrevealed desires. They are not much concerned about matters and morals when it comes to attain their wishes.

Andolan, a gesture started to untangle the dubiety of stubborn society with minimal drawings that are gratifying to view and provoke us to think down from the top surface. The artist profess that his paintings and works are not just to be glance and to be showcased but to disclose his real nous, that may compel the living to revitalize.

As we get conscious about the paintings and understand them, we figure out that every painting has its own value and sense of representation. The artist is making us aware of dark side by depicting them in different temperaments. Using ink as a medium, Premchand manifests that our lives are too like ink, dark, fluid but when used correctly every stroke laid can covey a significant knowledge.

“my paintings are better than sex.” A quotation remarked by Tathi premchand, signifies that his paintings are pleasure to experience, provides great impact on thinking and you will always be keen to encounter more. Nature, forms, colours and characters modifies him with every stroke laid. Observing the psyche and understanding how every soul’s desires are different yet have same aspirations.


by Sanchita Sharma