Director Shirish Kunder’s first short film Kriti was released online on Wednesday, 22 June 2016. Manoj Bajpayee, Radhika Apte and Neha Sharma are playing lead role in Kriti. The 19-minute long movie revolves around a man called Sapan (Manoj Bajpayee), who has fallen in love… again! And this time, it’s a beautiful girl called Kriti, who is suffering from agoraphobia (fear of one’s surroundings). But is his mysterious love real or just a imaginary creation?
Sapan approaches Dr Kalpana (Radhika Apte), a psychiatrist who can help him to figure out whether his new ladylove Kriti (Neha Sharma). But can she? The gripping short film keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. All the actors have delivered brilliant performance in this psychological thriller. The movie is interesting and stuns viewers in the climax.
Radhika Apte, whom many remember from her brilliant work in the short film Ahalya, has once again nailed her role, keeping the audience hooked. She plays Sapan’s psychiatrist-friend Kalpana Shah, who keeps tells him that Kriti is nothing but a figment of his imagination, reminding him of how he’d dealt with this situation before.
After making masala entertainment like Jaan-E-Man, Tees Mar Khan and Joker, Sirish Kunder made successful attempt on a serious genre. The 42-year-old director, who often grabs eyeballs for his witty tweets on current political scenario, played his role amazingly with storytelling and cinematography. He successfully infused the horror factor in this women-centric crime thriller, doing justice with all three characters. Overall this short imagination by Sirish Kunder is much better than movies like Houseful 3 and is a must watch for those who love to watch psychological thriller. This will not fail in chilling your spine and keep you on the edge for all of the 19 minutes of it’s duration.