17th Annual Filmi!
Filmi Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival Celebrating 17 Years!
December 2nd – December 3rd, 2016
7:30PM Shorts Programme
YARI ROAD is a universal story that examines the fine line between friendship and competition
amidst the rat race of the entertainment industry.
Shot on Location in Mumbai, India.
Three friends, who all started their acting career working on the same film, are reunited for 24
hours. A lot has changed for each one of them since they had last met two years ago. One has
gone onto have a successful film career, one has left the acting field and one has become
extremely bitter about being a struggling actor. What starts out as a harmless reunion of friends,
quickly turns into a battle of egos with irreparable consequences.
One of the things that makes this film unique is the creative process of the way it was shot. The
three actors playing the characters did actually get their start working on the same film —
Joseph Matthew’s “Bombay Summer”, and the location where the film was shot is the actual
residence of two of the actors in Mumbai, India. All of the dialogue in the film is improvised.
Samrat Chakrabarti, Gaurav Dwivedi and Jatin Goswami
SUPPORTING CAST – Khatera Hakimi and Dhruv Mukherjee
EDITED BY – Rashmima Dutta
CINEMATOGRAPHER – Nikhil Arolkar and Anil Pingua
SYNC SOUND RECORDING – Binil Amakaddu
SOUND DESIGN – Krishnanunny K J
SOUND EDITOR – Shreyas Srinivas
STORY – Samrat Chakrabarti
TITLE AND CREDITS – Kamran Khan
Samrat Chakrabarti and Hansdip Singh Bindra
Hansdip Singh Bindra
LANGUAGE: English/Hindi (with English Subtitles)
LENGTH: 20 minutes
COUNTRY: USA / India
OFFICIAL PAGE: http://www.laughistan.com/yari-road-short-film