Shameless, An Oscars In The Line Up Yet Again!

Maithili Shinde
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This fast-paced dark comedy thriller conveys a sharp and brutal message in just 15 minutes. The film revolves around the life of a work-from-home professional, who constantly uses apps to order consumables, and who wakes up one day to find himself trapped by an exasperated pizza delivery girl.

The film dives deep into the lack of kindness with the emergence of technology, while it also attempts to raise relevant questions on the issues of entitlement, humanity, and lack of empathy toward the disadvantaged. We are becoming distant while we are increasingly social online, where a fake sense of invincibility comes to the fore and frailty or insecurities are masked easily.

Before being qualified for Oscar consideration, Shameless was a finalist at the recently concluded 3rd edition of the Best of India Short Film Festival 2020 and also it premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival. Hussian Dalal won best actor at the Filmfare Short Film Awards (2019)

Shameless stars Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal and Rishabh Kapoor. Directed by Keith Gomes, presented by Shabinaa Khan whose credits as producer, include Bollywood hits, Rowdy Rathore, Gabbar and Laxmi Bomb, it is produced by Ashley Gomes, Keith Gomes and national award-winner Sandeep Kamal, Co-Produced by Girish ‘Bobby’ Talwar, with sound by Oscar-winner Resul Pookutty (Slumdog Millionaire)