ISTIFA (Short Version)

Fiction

Set in a remote Indian village of Himachal Pradesh, ‘ISTIFA’ tells the story of a day in the life of a meek and submissive clerk named Fatehchand Sharma – When his boss humiliates him beyond measure and the events that follow.

  • National Finalist under the narrative category for the 41st Student Academy Awards (2014).

  • Special Screening at the Directors Guild of America as a part of the ‘VC Digital Posse 2014’ for the LA Asian Pacific Film Festival.

  • Aired as part of the 2014 edition of "Fine Cut”, KCET's 17th annual festival of student films




CREDITS

Direction + Cinematography + Editing by
Rahat Mahajan

Featuring
Ravi Braroo as Fatehchand Sharma
Suman Pandita as Sharda
Emmanual Singh as S.D.M.
Rachu as Suraj
Adarsh Band Jassur - Sher Singh (Band Master) as Marriage Band

Produced by

Rahat Mahajan

Executive Producers 
Ajay Mahajan
Veni Mahajan

Screenplay
Rahat Mahajan
Akshay Singh

Based on
Munshi Premchand’s - Istifa

Production Design
Veni Mahajan

Line Producers
Sandesh
Gandeep (Pammu)

Music
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band

Electricians & Lighting
Pradeep
Anup

Sound Design
Siddharth Prakash

Color Correction
Patrick Wynne

Graphics
Angela Yu

English Subtitles
Neha Dutta

Sound
Babloo Sound System, Nurpur

Grips
Rakesh
Surinder
Baldev

Transportation
Tilak Raj
Som Raj
Pal
Deepu

Supporting Cast
Shabnam (daughter role)
Sushma (friend role)
Beena Devi (friend role)
Chanchla(mother role)

Bhedh Bakri Wale
Gaddi Om Prakash Bhola
Gaddi Sarwan Kumar
Gaddi Mast Ram

Scooter Wala
Rajiv Mehra

Special Thanks
USA
Ann Kaneko
Milton Liu
Victoria Hochberg
Ross LaManna
Johnna Beeson
J.P Geuens

India
Vikram Jaryal (Jot Area)
Manoj Sharma, JE
Vishal Sharma
Kikro
Shiv Kumar
Ishwar Dass
Anjana Devi
Bindu Devi
Naresh Kumar
Yash Pal
Rahul Kalia
Sanjeev Kumar


The Armed With a Camera Fellowship for Emerging Media Artists is sponsored by grants from
The James Irvine Foundation
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

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