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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Made in India

Runtime: 66 min

To celebrate the ‘Qatar-India 2019 Year of Culture’, Ajyal in partnership with the Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI), is proud to present a selection of contemporary short films from up-and-coming Indian directors. Curated by the Mumbai Film Festival’s programme coordinator, Kalpana Nair, the shorts offer us an insight into modern India and are a testament to the country’s vibrant filmmaking heritage.


  • Grandfather (Baaje)

    Special Screening

    Life comes to shattering standstill for a little girl when she loses her “Baaje” (grandfather). Heartbroken, s…

    Umashankar Nair & Gaiti Siddiqui / India / 2018 / Short Narrative

  • Apna Apna Andaz

    Special Screening

    Escaping from the hospital to see a much-anticipated film, a young man is utterly crestfallen to discover that…

    Avishkar Bharadwaj / India / 2019 / Short Narrative

  • Steam

    Special Screening

    ‘Bhaap’ portrays the harsh reality of the subtle normalisation of patriarchy in the life of many women living…

    Harsh Hudda / India / / Short Narrative

  • Mother Promise

    Special Screening

    During a cricket match, Soham's mischievous cousin casually swears on his mother's life to support a spurious…

    Gautam Vaze / India / 2017 / Unknown

  • Batti

    Special Screening

    Batti, a ten-year-old boy, and his friend eke out a living by cleaning cars and selling books and trinkets on…

    Akshay Sarjerao Danavale / India / / Short Narrative

  • Hey Ram!

    Special Screening

    A taxi driver laments the use of mobile phones as he believes they drive a wedge between people and prevent th…

    Yashwardhan Goswami / India / / Unknown

  • Vacancy

    Special Screening

    Durgesh Kumar, a young candidate full of hope, is going for a very unusual kind of interview.

    Anurag Worlikar / India / / Short Narrative

  • The Thought of You

    Special Screening

    "K" and her husband are enjoying a party at their mutual friend's house when events take a dark turn. Evident…

    Ahmed Roy / India / / Short Narrative

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