Nandita Das

The Cuber​

The story

A 10-year-old finds solace in his Rubik’s cubes. He often hides his obsession from his mother lest she gets annoyed. But the child continues to play - under the table or the bedsheet, while brushing or eating…hidden from his mother’s gaze. He finally solves the cube in under 10 seconds. This short film shows a child’s passion and the journey of pursuing it.

Director’s note

During the pandemic children’s frustrations, anxieties and fears had little outlet. While parents want to do the best for their kids, they sometimes unknowingly stifle their passion. I found myself no different. So this film was a reminder to us parents, who at times don’t give their children more space to follow their passion. My son had to be the lead, as he was the inspiration behind this story and neither of us had to act, as in many ways we were playing ourselves!

Supported by: Voot Studio

Year : 2021

Language : English

Virata Parvam


Director: Udugula Venu

Language: Telugu

Character Name: Shakuntala

Key Cast: Kundan Alexzed, Chakrapani Ananda, Banerjee

Feastivals and Awards: NA

Film Stills: 9

BTS: 11