The Perfect World

Synopsis

Deepak, the school-time sweetheart of Lahar, incidentally visits her cafe, kicking off a sweet and salty journey down memory lane.

Review

4/5
A romance that explores the reunion of a high school crush.
Written and directed by Shikha Mahajan, ‘The Perfect World’ is a romantic comedy that explores the reunion of two childhood classmates. Aman Bamalwa stars as Deepak, with Lata Sharma as Lahar. The short is entirely set in a Delhi café and is filmed in the Hindi language (with English subtitles). A film which explores themes of regret, success, infatuation and love.

The 19-minute short opens with a business-savvy Lahar preparing her café for the day ahead. Whilst taking an order from a customer, she recognizes a familiar face – Deepak – a boy from her childhood. The two reminisce about school-life before disclosing their secret crush for one another. A spark of romance briefly ties Deepak and Lahar together, but the reality of time delivers a crushing reality check (they are both married with offspring). The film concludes with Deepak’s unseen exit, leaving behind a book of his poetry inspired by his childhood crush.

The Perfect World Short Film
Shikha Mahajan has created a poignant film that will strike a chord with viewers. The film showcases the idea of reuniting with a childhood crush – and what would come of it. Aman Bamalwa and Lata Sharma deliver praiseworthy performances throughout, providing an endearing chemistry that will captivate the audience. Cinematography, lighting, editing and sound are of industry standard – a commendable effort by the crew. ‘The Perfect World’ is a charming film that deserves high praise. A sweet narrative from start-to-finish. Highly recommended.

Cast/Crew

Director(s): Shikha Mahajan
Writer(s): Shikha Mahajan
Cast: Aman Bamalwa, Lata Sharma
Producer(s): Shikha Mahajan
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
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Specifications

Genre: Drama, Romance
Subjects: Childhood, Friendship, Love, Regret, Relationships
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Year: 2021
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Cast/Crew

Director(s): Shikha Mahajan
Writer(s): Shikha Mahajan
Cast: Aman Bamalwa, Lata Sharma
Producer(s): Shikha Mahajan
Director of Photography:
Editor(s):
Animation:
Sound:
Music:
Miscellaneous:

Specifcations

Genre: Drama, Romance
Subjects: Childhood, Friendship, Love, Regret, Relationships
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Year: 2021

Recommended

The Perfect World

Synopsis

Deepak, the school-time sweetheart of Lahar, incidentally visits her cafe, kicking off a sweet and salty journey down memory lane.

Review

A romance that explores the reunion of a high school crush.

4/5
Written and directed by Shikha Mahajan, ‘The Perfect World’ is a romantic comedy that explores the reunion of two childhood classmates. Aman Bamalwa stars as Deepak, with Lata Sharma as Lahar. The short is entirely set in a Delhi café and is filmed in the Hindi language (with English subtitles). A film which explores themes of regret, success, infatuation and love.

The 19-minute short opens with a business-savvy Lahar preparing her café for the day ahead. Whilst taking an order from a customer, she recognizes a familiar face – Deepak – a boy from her childhood. The two reminisce about school-life before disclosing their secret crush for one another. A spark of romance briefly ties Deepak and Lahar together, but the reality of time delivers a crushing reality check (they are both married with offspring). The film concludes with Deepak’s unseen exit, leaving behind a book of his poetry inspired by his childhood crush.

The Perfect World Short Film
Shikha Mahajan has created a poignant film that will strike a chord with viewers. The film showcases the idea of reuniting with a childhood crush – and what would come of it. Aman Bamalwa and Lata Sharma deliver praiseworthy performances throughout, providing an endearing chemistry that will captivate the audience. Cinematography, lighting, editing and sound are of industry standard – a commendable effort by the crew. ‘The Perfect World’ is a charming film that deserves high praise. A sweet narrative from start-to-finish. Highly recommended.

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