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
Direction + Cinematography + Editing by
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
Munshi Premchand’s - Istifa
Jaipur Kawa Brass Band
Electricians & Lighting
Babloo Sound System, Nurpur
Shabnam (daughter role)
Sushma (friend role)
Beena Devi (friend role)
Bhedh Bakri Wale
Gaddi Om Prakash Bhola
Gaddi Sarwan Kumar
Gaddi Mast Ram
Vikram Jaryal (Jot Area)
Manoj Sharma, JE
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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