Kathaakar  – story of a man rediscovering his passion


Kathakaar is a story of a man who has lost his job for Innovation. Piyush Mishra the veteran actor plays a character of a man who was working in the Theatre as a projectionist. The Mall and Multiplex culture had made him lose his job like many who lost the battle to keep up the pace with innovation and resisted change.

The story however revolves around rediscovering Passion of a man who, after losing the job, comes back to his village only to find a new passion.

Struggling with what to do with his life, he one day narrates a story for a crying kid. Slowly he becomes the favorite story teller in the village and re-discovers his passion.

Awards and Accolades

 Semi-Finalist in the Foreign Narrative category of the 43rd annual Student Academy Awards.  Out of 1,749 submitted to the Student Academy, the advancement puts Kathakaar in roughly the top 5% of all films submitted.
 Finalist in the Jio Filmfare Short Film Awards, 2017
 Best International Short Film- 5th Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival, 2015
 Best Short Film (JURY) – 5th Washington D.C. South Asian Film Festival, Washington D.C., 2016
 Competitor Award- II International Motivational Film Festival BRIDGE of ARTS, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, 2016
 Best Short Film- 6th Jagran Film Festival, Mumbai, 2015
 Best Short Film- 5th Pune Short Film Festival, 2015
 Best Short Film- 4th Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, 2015
 Best Short Film- CORTOKINO International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2016
 Best Short Film- Aakruti International Film Festival, Mumbai, 2015
 Best Director- 4th Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival, 2015
 Best Screenplay- 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, 2016
 Best Cinematography (Student)- Haryana International Film Festival, 2016
 Best Actor in a Short Film (Piyush Mishra): Haryana International Film Festival, 2016
Official selection
 17th Annual Filmi: Toronto’s South Asian Film Festival, Toronto, 2016
 6th International Film Festival of Student films and Film Schools – BASTAU, 2016
 3rd Benicia Film Festival, California, 2016
 2nd Machetanz Film Festival, Alaska, 2016
 PLANOS – Tomar International Short Film Festival, 2016
 1st Norwich Radical Film Festival, United Kingdom, 2016
 14th Pune International Film Festival, 2016
 8th Nashik International Film Festival, 2016
 5th Delhi International Film Festival, 2015
 5th Bengaluru International Short Film Festival, 2015
 2nd Rajasthan International Film Festival, Jaipur, 2016
 1st All Lights India International Film Festival, Kochi, 2015 (Opening Short Film)
 13th Frames Film Festival, Mumbai, 2016
 3rd Goa Short Film Festival, 2016
 3rd Navi Mumbai International Film Festival, 2016
Special Screening
 Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, Venice, Italy, 2016


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