Produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Vidya Balan, Natkhat is now running in the Oscar 2021 race under the short film category. The film has been featured at various festivals.
Directed by Shaan Vyas, the 33-minute-film tells the story of a mother (Vidya Balan) and her young, school-going son Sonu (Sanika Patel). It touches upon the sweet mother-son relationship, which quivers with each blow, and settles with a soothing touch.
Says Vidya Balan, “After a year that has been turbulent, it feels great to have our film qualify for the Oscars. This film is incredibly close to me since it gave me a chance to play the dual roles of actor and producer.”
Director Shaan Vyas adds, “Natkhat was made with a very naïve yet powerful urge to change things.”