Here’s why people who love thrillers should watch the Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte starrer short film – Kriti
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If you’re a fan of the horror and thriller genre, and are tired of all the Raazs, 1920s and Ragini MMSs that Bollywood has been churning out of late, you will definitely find Shirish Kunder’s new short film, Kriti, a welcome change. The crisp, engaging film had me glued to the edge of my seat. You can watch the film below.
The 18-minute psychological thriller, which stars Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma, absorbs you into the story and shows how the human psyche can be scarier than any fictional ghosts and ghouls.
Hint: To unravel the plot, all you need to know is the meaning of the characters’ names.
Mild spoilers Ahead
Manoj Bajpayee plays the troubled writer, Sapan, who has problems distinguishing between his reality and imagination. The entire 18 minutes of the film revolves around his fear of being fooled by his own mind. Fortunately, he has a trusted friend in the psychiatrist Kalpana Shah (Apte), who helps him separate his reality from hers, reminding him of his misfortunes from the past.
Kriti has received a positive response from the Bollywood community, with celebrities like Karan Johar and Abhishek Bachchan applauding the edgy film:
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) June 22, 2016
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) June 23, 2016
— Pritish Nandy (@PritishNandy) June 22, 2016
— Saqib Saleem (@Saqibsaleem) June 22, 2016
— Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) June 22, 2016