Watch: ‘Beautiful World’, a Silent Scream In the Dark
Note: This is a silent film which deserves to be watched with your headphones on.
Beautiful World is a short film by Shlok Sharma, which explores a very traumatic and unexplored area of a rape survivor and her family’s anguish, agony and distress moments after the sexual assault takes place and before they can get to any place for help.
The thought of making Beautiful World hit Shlok after he read news reports of the Bulandshahr gangrape case which took place in 2016. The case which was widely reported, involved the gangrape of a mother and daughter who were travelling in a car with their family. The car was waylaid on a highway by criminals, the driver was overpowered, while the women were sexually assaulted.
Cast: Swanand Kirkire, Amruta Subhash, Shweta Tripathi
Edited, Written, Directed by: Shlok Sharma
Producers: Anurag Kashyap, Navin Shetty, Anupama Ahluwalia, Shlok Sharma
Co-Producers: Avantika Khattri, Dhiraj Sarode
Director of Photography: Swapnil Sonawane
Sound Designer: Anish John