Rahul Bose film makes waves abroad

Tuesday, 25 April 2006 - 8:06pm IST
The short film, 'Ctrl Alt Delete', featuring only the actor, is going to fests in US and Canada.

The short film, 'Ctrl Alt Delete', featuring only the actor, is going to fests in US and Canada.


It was originally a short story. And it later metamorphosed into a full-blown script. We are referring to the short film 'Ctrl Alt Delete', made by Delhi-based ad-man Saurabh Gupta. Shot with much difficulty, the film also took around a year to be edited. However, the hard work seems seem to be paying off, with the film, starring only actor Rahul Bose, winning an entry to three foreign festivals.


While 'Ctrl Alt Delete' has been selected in the official screening category at Atlanta International Film Festival, Georgia US this June, it will be up at the exhibition section at Reelheart Film Festival in Canada too. It has already been screened at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, Florida, US.


How technology has, in this new-age, assumed great importance is what the film attempts to capture. The film talks about a guy hemmed in a room and the lack of human contact. Explains Bose, "It's a futuristic take on how our lives are controlled by technology and how it encourages us to stay at home, making us work and socialise from there. I play a guy who has no human contact. The only contact that he has is with a telemarketer on the phone. It's a dark English film."


Adds Gupta, "We are also developing software through which we can make films downloadable on mobile phones. There is a strong possibility that 'Ctrl Alt Delete' may be out for mobile users."




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