I am a little confused when it comes to clearly telling you whether I liked or disliked this short film. I was engrossed in the beginning. Bottled up emotions, anger, frustration, and love – everything looked real. It was well emoted by both the actors, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Subha Rajput. The scenes were well-directed. The ‘awkward silence’ was used well.
But right after Karan Agnihotri breaks down, it started getting a bit dull, but I continued watching because I wanted to know how it ends, and I could easily wait for the end even though I thought it’s geeting boring, because the film was only 20 minutes long.
Coming to the twist in the story, the ‘Chitthi.’ Since even the title speaks about the chitthi, the letter was an important part of this story. It was the turning point of the film. Since it was the heart and soul of Indu, aur woh chitthi, it had to be powerful and convincing. Unfortunately, it was not.
In short, the story – the backbone of every content, was broken. It was weak, unclear, and purposeless. I agree that not every story has a message to give, some films and web series are so simple that you just live those filmy moments with the characters. You laugh with them when they laugh and cry with them when they cry even when you don’t relate to it. That’s the power of storytelling. To be effective, there is no need for the storyteller to always deliver a message. So, even if you create something that looks ‘purposeless,’ it is absolutely fine. But there should always be a direction to it. You cannot just end it abruptly thinking that the audience will like it. A story is always effective only when you give your audience something to think about. If not ‘think,’ something to ‘feel’ about. Indu, aur who chitthi has neither ‘think’, nor ‘feel’ to it.
Where to Watch? YouTube