Still from Nayantara's Necklace

Still from Nayantara’s Necklace

After the super success of Sujoy Ghosh’s Ahalya, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is back with their next short film, Nayantara’s Necklace starring National Award Winner Konkona Sen Sharma and internationally acclaimed actress Tilotama Shome.

The film also features an interesting cameo by Gulshan Devaiah (ShaitaanHunterr & Hate Story)

Directed by advertising filmmaker Jaydeep Sarkar, (the writer of the acclaimed films, Shaurya and Khoya Khoya Chand), this dramatic thriller revolves around the friendship between two unlikely women. The drama is woven around a necklace, which is also used as a metaphor for things, which may not seem to be what they actually are. As they say, all that glitters is not gold.

The film showcases the empty spaces that exist behind the bustling lives of modern metropolises, which result in forming an accidental friendship between two completely opposite characters played by Konkona and Tilotama.

The story, told in a gripping 20 minutes, pushes even a fine actor like Konkona to come out of her comfort zone and give a memorable performance. Standing tall with her is Tillotama Shome whose performance would surprise many.

Nayantara’s Necklace is a sure short winner from Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films, which has become one of the most respected destinations for short films in India.

Besides Sujoy Ghosh’s Ahalya, the platform has showcased shorts made by Anurag Kashyap and Sudhir Mishra in the past, which featured actors such as Radhika Apte and Chitrangadha Singh respectively.

The platform also celebrates young and aspiring directors who like to tell an original story in a short duration and pushes them to perfect it. Short of the week is one such property under the platform, which showcases shorts every Friday made by budding filmmakers.

The 20-minute short will be released on digital platforms in October.