Dec 30, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) Independent
and micro / zero-budget film-makers often release their movies online or
direct-to-DVD. This concept, while extremely popular in Hollywood, is
yet to find a firm footing in the Indian film industry. Thankfully this
does not keep Indian directors from experimenting with their
storytelling techniques. A whole new crop of indie shorts by young
filmmakers has emerged in Calcutta and India that are released online
by their makers. Often, these films have riveting stories to tell and
manage to keep viewers hooked for the entire duration of the movie.
Sounak Mukhopadhyay’s (WBRi Interview) 8-minute English-language short film "TWINS", released on YouTube on December 18, 2001, is one such effort.
tells the story of a ruthless contract killer (Sanjoy Sinha Roy), whose
professional expertise, while being far from honorable, earns him the
appreciation and adoration of one of his friends, who also doubles up as
his partner-in-crime. Just when all seems to be going fine with our
protagonist smoothly completing his assignments with murderous (pun
intended!) regularity, something rather bizarre happens to him. The
expert killer finds himself unable to bump off his victims any longer.
Read the review and watch the full movie online via WBRi.