Shimla film director earns recognition post death

Abhishek Sharma's short film “A Man and His Shoes” has entered semifinals of Lisbon film Rendezvous

Shimla film director earns recognition post death

Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, February 22

“A Man and His Shoes”, a short film written and directed by Abhishek Sharma of Shimla, has entered the semifinals of the Lisbon film Rendezvous to be held between June 17 and 20.

Movie enters Lisbon fest

“A Man and His Shoes”, a short film written and directed by Abhishek Sharma of Shimla, has entered the semifinals of the Lisbon film Rendezvous to be held between June 17 and 20

Acted in 3 Bollywood movies, 50 plays, 30 serials

Abhishek Sharma forayed into the field of performing arts with acting and gradually learnt lightening, sound and direction. Besides three Bollywood films, he acted in 50 plays, over 30 serials telecast on various channels.

Abhishek, who had just started riding the crest of popularity, passed away on January 7 at the age of 40, a day before he was scheduled to fly to Mumbai to act in a Netflix web series. It took him two years to complete the film shoot in Dalhousie, Shimla and Dharamsala.

The 15-minute film is a story of a schoolteacher, played by Dharmender from Arki in Solan district, whose shoes are stolen and the misery that follows. Through the film, the director gives out a message that small things make a big difference and can lead to emotional and mental trauma.

The film bagged a certificate of excellence at the 8th Indian Cine Film Festival-20 and Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival. It was also selected for Lift-Off Global Network Film Festival, London, and Indo-American International Festival of World Cinema, 2020.

“Abhishek was always passionate about theatre, acting and direction and would often participate in plays at Gaiety Theatre,” says his father Rajendra Rajan.

He forayed into the field of performing arts with acting and gradually learnt lightening, sound and direction. Besides three Bollywood films, he acted in 50 plays, over 30 serials telecast on various channels.

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