NETPAC Section

Director: Jatla Siddhartha
Year: 2017
Duration: 105′
Language: VOSC
Genre: Drama

“Love and Shukla” is the story of sex, love and the search for privacy in a small, one-room Mumbai chawl. Shukla, an auto driver from an orthodox Brahmin family, has never intimately known a woman. When his mother arranges his sudden marriage, Shukla and his new wife face the experience of so many couples in Mumbai: a new marriage, no experience in a relationship and a joint family love nest that offers no space for sex, much less a conversation. Their only respite is a line of old suitcases set up by his father to separate them from the family, a cell phone and a city of 18 million eyes. The film has been presented at the Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival 2017.

Jatla Siddhartha, is a writer, director and cinematographer in Mumbai. As a cinematography graduate of Film and Television Institute of India and alumnus of Asian Film Academy at BIFF, his work has included commercial production for clients such as Red Bull, as well as cinematography for original film projects such as “In Between” and “All India Bakchod’s Congress vs. BJP”. Siddhartha’s original film, “The Artist”, has been premiered at prestigious Busan International Film Festival and has been shown at festivals and screenings in Mumbai, Kolkata, Yogyakarta and Shanghai.


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