Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents ‘Anukul’ Written by Satyajit Ray

Bangalore, 4th October 2017: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents ‘Anukul’, a short story by Satyajit Ray that delves into the changing relationship between a human and a robot. Addressing issues like loyalty and duty, this latest short film has been directed by Sujoy Ghosh.

Written in1976, ‘Anukul’ is known to be way ahead of it’s time. The plot of the storyrevolves around Nikunj Chaturvedi, a well-to-do Hindi teacher, who hires Anukulfrom Chowringhee Robot Services. While Nikunj was told that he will be a rolemodel for Anukul, little did he know that Anukul will be the most diligentstudent he ever taught. Anukul begins to learn from Nikunj and to Nikunj’ssurprise he suddenly starts seeing a side of himself in Anukul, which he didn’tknow existed. Through this short film, Sujoy Ghosh tackles various ideas suchas intelligence vs. instinct, faithfulness and robotic "feelings".

Commentingon the release, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing,Pernod Ricard India, said “We are extremely excited about therelease of Anukul on our platform Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.This is our second project with him and we are absolutely thrilled that hechose to direct this beautiful short story by Satyajit Ray. It is wonderful tosee how short films are attracting a great audience online as well as greattalent from the mainstream film industry and popular artists in the country. Inline with the brand’s philosophy of make it perfect, we have and will continueto encourage and motivate talented film makers to freely showcase theiroriginal creativity through our platform. ”

Royal StagBarrel Select Large Short Films has ushered in a revolution in the field offilmmaking. Through a slew of powerful short films, the platform hassuccessfully redefined movie-watching for cinephiles over the past few years.Not only has it gained immense popularity, Large Short Films has become one ofthe most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India.

Royal StagBarrel Select Large Short Films has released some of the most prodigious andaward winning short films with some of the renowned artists and directors fromthe industry which truly reflects originality, imagination andperfection.  ‘Ahalya’, ‘Interior Café - Night’, ‘Ouch’, ‘Chutney’, ‘ThatGusty Morning’, ‘Mumbai Varanasi Express’, ‘Khool Aali Chithi’, ‘The SchoolBag’, ‘Bruno and Juliet’ and ‘Shunyata’ are some of the phenomenal filmsreleased in this platform. Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films as theplatform for original short films and has been the pioneer in popularizing thisgenre of filmmaking. 

Themed onthe philosophy of “Make it Perfect”, The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large ShortFilms is aplatform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywooddirectors while still chasing their creative energy to create a niche forthemselves in the industry. The platform gives a credible stage to thestorytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to theirtarget audience through the digital world.

Talkingabout the film, director Sujoy Ghosh said, “I am really delighted topresent Anukul to my audience. This is a unique project and is supremely closeto my heart. It is a matter of extreme pride for me that I to work on SatyajitRay’s story and release it with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. Ihave been associated with the platform for more than two years now and Ibelieve it is the perfect stage to celebrate the short film industry in thecountry. I would like to thank them for the incredible work that they aredoing. This platform truly encourages and motivates young filmmakers to exhibittheir work perfectly."

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