Monday, 15 June 2020

Bollywood Needs Film like Suicide Company PvtLtd

Depression is alarmingly rising in the youth and adults in India making it a major cause of concern. Bad relationships, anxiety, and low self-worth; leading to suicide in many cases. In Bollywood, for the last few years, many actors have killed themself by this act. Yesterday Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra apartment Its high time for Bollywood to stop trivializing suicide & make films to prevent suicides
A short movie titled ‘The Suicide Company Pvt. Ltd,’ is based on an innovative subject to combat and address this concern. This subject, I think is considered taboo. Suicide and depression are rarely the themes of films in Bollywood.
Last year I saw the above-mentioned film. This is a short film of 20 minutes, directed by Indian filmmaker Jehangir Irroni. It is produced by Shaleen V Vaid under the banner of Vistree. Featuring Bollywood stars Jay Bhanushali and actress Swara Bhaskar in the lead roles, the film’s theme is based on “Suicide and Depression” which is written by Pragnya Tripathi, also a Clinical Psychologist by profession like Jehangir Irroni.
This film got an official entry at the prestigious Los Angeles Film Awards.has won awards and nominations internationally and nationally. The film won the Best Film in the Drama category award in Toronto at the "Alternative Film Festival (ALTFF)", Best Screenplay at Indian Film & Television Directors' Association Film awards (IFTDA SHORTIES), and an "Honourable Mention Award" at Asia South East-Short Film festival.

Jay Bhanushali is a journalist in this film, he is in severe depression, his girlfriend leaves him for his best friend. He tries numerous attempts at Suicide which fail. Until one day he finds the solution “THE SUICIDE COMPANY PVT. LTD.” A company that plans and helps people in committing suicide. He hires a Suicide Planner (Swara Bhaskar) from the company to help him die. 
A brilliantly directed film, Bollywood filmmakers should make films on this subject. Sushant Singh Rajput worked last in a film Chichore where he showed that suicide is not a solution, instead, we should fight and live.

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