Neeraj Pandey's first short film 'Ouch!' will make you feel for Manoj Bajpayee

October 26, 2016 5:12:44 PM IST
By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial
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Ouch! No I'm not hurt, but that's the name of Neeraj Pandey's first short film ever.

The BABY, SPECIAL 26, A WEDNESDAY and very recently Sushant Singh Rajput's M.S. DHONI: THE UNTOLD STORY director has ventured into short films with ‘Ouch!' and like the title suggests, the story is a hilarious take about what happens when a man and woman having extra-marital affair, decide to part ways with their families.

Neeraj speaking about his short film, 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.”

Pooja Chopra, who is the leading lady opposite Manoj Bajpayee in this short film, spoke about Neeraj Pandey and said, 'To work with Neeraj Pandey had been a wish I had been living with for a while now as I was to work with him on BABY but somehow unfortunately that didn't fall into place at the 11th hour, and this one came up.. there wasn't anyway I would have missed out on this one. I've always admired his body of work and now more so after working with him I have immense respect and admiration for him as a film maker and more so as a person.'

‘Ouch!' featured at JIO MAMI film festival and the short film will leave you in splits, especially for Manoj Bajpayee's character Vinay.

Watch the short film ‘Ouch!', directed by Neeraj Pandey, here:


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