Shehjar, an indie film by debutant director Nikhil Allug, squeals mystery and thrill in all its extremity. Vividly exploring the journey of a family from Kashmir to Mumbai, the film has been well received by critics and has been doing rounds of various film festivals.
SHEHJAR (Shade) is about a Kashmiri family who relocates to Mumbai for an unknown purpose. The reason for their relocation is revealed in the later part. The family has a mission and to get to the city they use various transporting systems and when they arrive at Mumbai, they stay in a duplex apartment where their characters are revealed.
A young Kashmiri couple with their two teenage sons travel from Kashmir to Mumbai for a brief stay. Received by a man named Zaffar, they are taken to a sparsely furnished makeshift house where they would be staying in the ‘The city that never sleeps’. Slowly, the families interact with each other in the new surroundings putting their relations with each other to test, ultimately leading to unexpected consequences and revelations. When the story idea struck my mind, I thought it would be a fascinating tale to tell. After that, I decided to self-produce it and it drove me to a point where the urge to make the movie overwhelmed the urge to doubt whether I could.
Genre: Social Suspense Drama
Fiction Feature Film
Duration: 2 hour 3 minutes.
Other Languages: Kashmiri, Bengali
Resolution: 2K Scope (2048×858)
Sound Mix: 5.1
LOG Profile 4:2:2 10 bit Prores HQ
Shot on: Sigma Art Lenses