Kheer bags Best International Short Film award

Bollywood’s veteran actor Anupam Kher starrer short film Kheer which is a sweet love story of an elderly couple has recently bagged the Best International Short Film award at the Vancouver international film festival.

Directed by Surya Balakrishnan, the film was released by YouTube channel Terribly Tiny Talkies.

Overjoyed by the news Anupam Kher the chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India took to his twitter handle and announced about the BIG prize.

He wrote, “Our short film #Kheer has won a BIG prize. We got the “Best International Short Film” award for #Kheer at the Vancouver international film festival. Jai Ho to the entire team.??????”

The film is almost seven minutes long and got 1.5 lakh views in a day.

The movie, which is written by Sharanya Rajagopal and Surya Balakrishnan, also stars Natasha Rastogi and child actors Stuti Dixit and Abhimanyu Chawla.

The film begins with Anupam and Natasha fighting like any ordinary couple who have been married for too long. He cribs about her bad singing and she hates how he doesn’t care about keeping the house organised.

With the ring of the doorbell, we are introduced to two little kids who call Kher their Nanoo (maternal grandfather) but are surprised to see Natasha in his home. We soon realised that Anupam and Natasha are not married, but just two individuals in their late years looking for love.

The elder of the two kids, the granddaughter, finds it hard to see her Nanoo with someone other than her grandma. However, her grandpa figures out the way back into her heart: With kheer.