After producing critically acclaimed feature films, Drishyam Films is now venturing into short films with a short called Paroksh, released today on their official YouTube channel. 

The 12-minutes-long mystery-drama has been written and directed by Ganesh Shetty, a veteran Bollywood line producer with films like Company, Sarkar and more recently Budhia Singh: Born to Run and the upcoming Newton to his credit. The film, set in the beautifully vivid landscape of Mangalore, stars Amit Sial (of Titli fame) and Pooja Upasani in the lead roles. The film is shot in the local Manglorean language called Tulu, with English subtitles.


Paroksh | Poster

The film is inspired by a true story, where a simple act of  man’s forgetfulness leaves a family horrified for nights. Paroksh, meaning invisible, is a meditation on how even ordinary events, if unexplained, get attributed to the divine, ‘invisible’ forces and lead to superstitions, a widespread and age-old issue in our country.

Ganesh Shetty, Writer – Director, Paroksh, is excited about the release of his debut short. “This is a true story which happened in my hometown of Mangalore and caught my eye immediately. It’s a beautiful place and an upcoming educational hub. But despite all the progress, many superstitions still abound in my own village and scores of other communities in India. As a filmmaker, I wanted to tell this very visual story with a hint of the supernatural and a twist at the end, which will hopefully make the audience question age-old held beliefs.”

The short is another feather in the cap of producer Manish Mundra, Founder and Promoter, Drishyam Films, fresh on the heels of two important wins at the National Film Awards for his films Dhanak and Kadvi Hawa. He says, “We had been looking to get into the short film space since a while, just searching for the right story. Paroksh is one such story which has everything we ever look for in a narrative — local flavour, interesting characters and a universal theme. We are sure the audiences will enjoy watching it.”

Drishyam Films plans to release three to four short films a year on their official YouTube channel.

Watch the film here –