22nd June 2016, Mumbai: After giving a phenomenal masterpiece of a performance in ‘Taandav’,the talented actor Manoj Bajpayee and the online portal Muvizz.com are back again with another interesting short film titled ‘Kriti’ written and directed by Shirish Kunder. The online platform Muvizz.com which showcases niche shorts, documentaries and feature films, recently released the short film ‘Kriti’ at a plush viewing theatre in Mumbai. The famous and critically acclaimed director, Shirish Kunder forays into short films through “Kriti” which features talented actors like Manoj
Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma in the lead.
The grand affair was attended by the popular actress Kangana Ranaut who was the guest of honour and was there to support the cast and crew of the film. Shirish Kunder’s wife Farah Khan also marked her presence in showing support for her loving husband. The premiere of the short film was concluded by media interactions of star cast and directors followed by some hearty conversation with the audience.
‘Kriti’ is a suspense thriller that revolves around a character, Sapan, who is dealing with a psychological disorder and the series of events that leads to an exciting and nerve-wracking climax. This 18-minute thriller- fiction has many twists and turns to the plots, that kept viewers at the edge of their seats till the very end. With Kriti, Manoj adds another feather to his cap, with his versatile acting skills in the film. Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma have also played critical roles in the film with mysterious characters that compliment the central plot of the film aptly.
On the occasion, Piiyush Singh, Co-founder of Muvizz.com – Producer of Kriti, commented, “I am thrilled to have had a chance to work some amazing talent within the industry. Be it Shirish’s experience and creative streak, or Manoj Bajpayee’s amazing acting talent. Likewise, I don’t think anybody apart from Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma could have done justice to their characters in this film. We have all worked very hard for Kriti, and it is a film very close to our hearts. We are really excited to see first-hand audience reactions and reviews for the film. Muvizz,which attempts to offer curated content from all over the world is indeed come a long way with this release and we hope to continue entertaining our audiences with many more such films in the future.”
Talking more about it the fine actor Manoj Bajpayee says, “The challenge for acting especially in a short-film is to convey the characteristics and the story-line within a limited time frame. The window we get to bring out the character can sometimes be limited but with a director like Shirish Kunder, we can explore and experiment to get what works best for the film. With Kriti, I had to go through some
rigorous training for my character as Sapan is a very intense guy with some serious issues. I have spent many hours just to absorb the personality traits of my character, and I am hoping my audience enjoys the work I have put my best foot forward with. Muvizz.com, is a venture very close to my heart, and I simply adore the avenues the platform provides young and fresh generation, a place to showcase their creative abilities.”
Shirish Kunder shared, “I have always wanted to do something in the thriller space and this script that I wrote a year ago gave me the opportunity to do so. The experience has been extremely
gratifying due to the creative freedom one enjoys in the digital medium.”
Muvizz.com is a Video-On-Demand platform that encourages young and creative talent to showcase their ideas and thoughts. Muvizz, gives such talent a levy to bring across path breaking work and contributions to the entertainment industry. Since, Muvizz.com is an online platform, the reach with this venture is global and viewers across the world can enjoy quality cinema a click away. Previously, Muvizz has produced short films like Taandav that crossed the 1 million views in no time.
Neha Sharma has one long intense scene and when asked about the preparation of the scene,she mentioned :”I had to learn and read a bit about the mental condition of the girl. Script
reading with both Shirish and Manoj really got me close to Kriti as a character”