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Hitchcock inspires youth film

Three youths from Jamshedpur have teamed up to make a short feature film set in their hometown.

Friends Abhash Singh (19), Biswaroop Carr (20) and Ankit Singh (21), alumni of Rajendra Vidyalaya, Carmel Junior College and Kerala Public School-Kadma, respectively, who are now studying in colleges at Pune, Calcutta and Bangalore, are almost done with the shooting and gearing up for post-production work.

The script, written a year ago, is a thriller inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s film.

While the script was ready, the trio were looking for a chance to shoot the film. They decided to do it in Jamshedpur when they came home for summer vacation. The schedule started from mid-June.

A thriller on seven sins and their punishments mentioned in The Holy Bible, the three students are working on a low budget of Rs 20,000.

Abhash, an undergraduate at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications, Pune, said: “Jamshedpur entries at film festivals paint a dismal picture of the culture of films here. So, we decided to make a riveting short film in the steel city.”

“Shooting is almost over, and now we are looking for platforms to promote the film. We will screen it in Jamshedpur and try to pitch it for film festivals,” chimed in Biswaroop Carr, currently pursuing graduation in Calcutta, and Ankit, who studies journalism in Bangalore.