RAAKH is 20 minutes short film which is being helmed by Milap Zaveri. The short film stars Vir Das, Shaad Randhawa and Richa Chadha in the key roles. The film looks intense yet spine-tingling and we have just one word for this film- Fantastic. Milap Zaveri who is known for sex comedies has proved by this short film that he has the potential to make an extraordinary film as well. RAAKH is not just a story about revenge but it also has an emotional quotient attached to it. The film very well depicts how it feels losing your loved one.
The movie begins with a close-up of Shaad Randhawa who has blood all over his body and his hands and legs are tied with chains. The establishing shot of the film will give you Goosebumps where Shaad is seen in a warehouse type of place as he screams for help. It is when Vir Das enters the scene with a drill machine in his hand who is dressed in a white shirt. The story is of a common man (Vir Das) who wants to take revenge for his lover’s (Richa Chadha) terrifying rape and murder. However, Richa Chadha is seen on the projector throughout the film.
The best part of the film is the dialogue by Vir Das. He has totally nailed the dialogue and the way he has narrated it simply looks outstanding. “Machis ki tili jab jalti hai na.. toh shuru me uske aag me kitna arrogance hota hai… ahankar jaise ki puri duniya ko jala degi.. phir dheere dheere usse apni aukat pata chalti hai.. Darr ke maare khud jalne ke liye fad-fadaati hai….. Bujhne se pehle ek aakhiri baar bhadkati hai… Phir bujh ke Raakh ho jati hai.” Apart from Vir Das’ terrific performance, even Shaad Randhawa has given a power packed performance in the film. Shaad has surely redefined himself with his excellent acting.
We must say that Milap Zaveri has stolen the thunder from all by giving an amazing story and direction. After trying his hands on adult comedies and suspense films, Milap Zaveri has surely taken RAAKH on a new level when it comes to short films.
The movie ends with the end credits and a song is sung by Sonu Nigam ‘Bas Itna Hai Kehna’ and we must say that it looks really beautiful
Well, Milap Zaveri has totally nailed it with his film RAAKH. The film is just a click away and you cannot afford to miss this film.
Watch RAAKH (Short Film) here: