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'Ouch' is what recently happened to Manoj Bajpayee

Updated: Oct 24, 2016 12:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct.24 (ANI): Manoj Bajpayee never fails to impress the audience with whatever he does and the latest one is his recent short film 'Ouch.'

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, this movie has been recently released at the 18th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. It has also made quite a buzz after Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films uploaded it on Youtube yesterday.

After the resounding success of Sujoy Ghosh's 'Ahalya', Jaydeep Sarkar's 'Nayantara's necklace', Adhiraj Bose's 'Interior Cafe,' 'Ouch' again an effort by the Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films to bolster the growth of short films category in India.

The movie, also starring former Miss India Pooja Chopra, is a black comic piece on the characters Vinay and Priya, who work together and are in a relationship for three years. But theu are married to Anjali and Rakesh respectively.

However, their passion has brought them to a point where they take a call to divorce their respective spouses and marry each other.

According to their plan, on a set date, Vinay confesses the truth to his wife and went to meet Priya at their regular place for rendezvous.

Priya, on other hand, arrives a little later carrying a suitcase. 'Ouch' is what happens next. She backs out from the plan at the moment and breaks all ties with Vinay.

As a result Vinay lands in soup!

Talking about his film, 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' famed director said, "The story of 'Ouch' is an amalgamation of human emotions and feelings. As the story unfolds, it is interesting to see what a man and woman who are having an affair outside of their marriages do or not do to be with each other."

"I approached the story with a contemporary Indian outlook and the way Manoj and Pooja have brought the sentiments alive through their characters, it is commendable. As a filmmaker it is very important to be able to showcase your work freely and I believe Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is a great platform that lets you be as creative as possible," he added.

On a related note, themed on the objective of "keep perfecting," the Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is a platform for aspiring directors to feature along with mainstream Bollywood directors and chase their creative energy to establish themselves in the industry. The platform gives a stage to storytellers to showcase their artistic creativity and reach out to their target audience through the online world.

Commenting on the release, Raja Banerji, Assistant Vice President, Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, said, " Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films is extremely proud and honoured to present Neeraj Pandey's creation ' Ouch.' The outlook and approach by which we look at films today has completely changed and as an attempt to encourage and motivate the young and talented directors we present these short films to the audience."

"Keeping pace with the changing times, we are also happy to create a special category of short film at Mumbai Film Festival this year. This association is certainly a significant milestone for Royal Stag Barrel Select Large short films in its journey to become the destination platform for short films. Resonating with the core philosophy of Royal Stag Barrel Select, the platform is meant to help them keep perfecting their skills and establish themselves in the market," Banerji added. (ANI)

By: Sonika Mendiratta

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