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The Broken Table Out Now, Starring Naseeruddin Shah and Rasika Dugal, From Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films

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The Broken Table, a production of the Film Ninja Company, was just released by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. It features the acting powerhouses, Naseeruddin Shah and Rasika Dugal.

The 24-minute movie contrasts a day in the lives of Giridhar or Giri, a 60-something Alzheimer’s patient (played by Shah), and Deepti, an aspiring psychologist. It was produced and directed by Chintan Sarda, who earlier made the gripping short film Shunyata with Jackie Shroff (played by Dugal). Deepti, tasked with caring for Giri for a day while his family is away for a wedding, discovers a few things about herself throughout the course of the movie.

The Broken Table’s story slowly reveals its characters. Giri, a retired divorce attorney, adores his intelligent, “ass-kicker” wife of 41 years; Deepti is a psychology graduate married to a man she characterises as wonderful but occasionally a little too realistic and bossy. Their interaction is a roller coaster journey throughout the day that fundamentally challenges Deepti’s views.

Talking about the short film, actor Naseeruddin Shah said, “The Broken Table is a poignant short story that represents how love means nothing without acceptance. The storyline is thought-provoking, and the fact that we delivered a meaningful message in 24 minutes is commendable – I think that’s the beauty of Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. I thoroughly enjoyed playing the role of Giridhar and working with Rasika once again.”

Actor Rasika Dugal added, “The Broken Table is a simple yet surprising tale that gives my character, Deepti, a new perspective on the beauty of self-love and acceptance. It was an absolute honour to share screen space with Naseer Sahab again. There is always so much to learn from him. His unstinting passion and commitment to the work never cease to amaze me. 

This is my fourth film with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, and I am happy that this continues to be a thriving space for interesting short-form content to reach a broad audience.”

Producer and director Chintan Sarda said, “The Broken Table is a meaningful short story of love and acceptance that I think many people will relate to. It’s an honour to be associated with Royal Select Barrel Large Short Films and to have this platform to tell stories that make people stop and think for a bit. It’s undoubtedly one of the most coveted platforms for short films featuring Indian talent. We’ve seen some widely popular short films from Royal Stag Barrel Large Short Films in the past. Here’s hoping that the audience will love The Broken Table too.”

The Broken Table will have its world premiere only on the Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films YouTube Channel. You can view the most inventive and motivational short films with some of India’s best actors and filmmakers.

Source: News Desk

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