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Dose (2021)

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Completed On: 12 Dec, 2021

Director: Souvik Chakraborty

Duration: 5 min 3 sec

Genres: Experimental, Fiction, Short

Language: Hindi

Country: India

Submitted By: Souvik Chakraborty

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Inter-faith marriages are a result of a secret revolution- a Love-Jihad! Men lure women into religious conversions on the pretext of love marriage. Such beliefs have led to hate crimes and mob lynching for the sake of upholding one’s propaganda. Such polarization of the society had led to fear and unrest in the secular spirit.
One’s “right to life” must not be forgotten, yet there had been attempts to legitimize this act of control and subjugation. Such, times generate nightmares for the waking, thinking mind. What if, the persecution becomes systematic like that of a tyrant or a dictator. “Dose” explores the dark abyss to find a streak of light. No matter how faint that might be.
Memories hark back to the times of megalomania and the discourses on miscegenation. Not a long time back. In Nazi Germany, the Dictator passed the Nuremberg laws which banned a Jew from marrying a German. This would “protect” the Aryan race. We know how it ended. The Holocaust cannot be erased from our conscience.
“Dose” juxtaposes the absurd semblances of such heady power-trips of the venomous propaganda, from the past to the present. Through a dash of satire and a somber humor “Dose” explores a very deep and dark abyss to perhaps, find a streak of light to mirror; what we fail to see otherwise.

  • Directors
    Souvik Chakraborty
  • Producers
    Souvik Chakraborty
  • Writers
    Souvik Chakraborty
  • Film Type
    Experimental, Fiction, Short
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  • Runtime
    5 minutes 3 seconds
  • Completion Date
    12 Dec, 2021
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Director's Biography

Souvik had been trained in Film, Television, and Video Production from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai after being a first-class graduate in English Honours.
He had been working in the creative domain for the past 5 years. In the past, he had worked as a creative producer for shows on MTV, Colors, Star Plus, Hotstar, and Zee TV et al.

Souvik is now working as a director on passion projects like music videos, short films, and episodic content for digital and other media. He is also a registered writer with the SWA and has won awards for his screenplays. Souvik is currently working as a creative producer and director at a digital agency.
His short films had been selected on a host of prestigious film festivals across the world. He dreams of directing his first feature soon.

Director's Statement

When rationale chokes up to propaganda. A civilization of heartless, humanoids takes us over, controlling everything from our actions to emotions.


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