July 01, 2023 – (SeoXnewsWire) – ‘Idli Amma’ has made it to the ‘Final 30’ films out of 2000 films at the ‘Best of India Short Film Festival’. To ensure the shortlisted films reach a wider audience the top 30 films will screen as a part of the festival run on the ShortsTV platform worldwide. ShortsTV is the global home of short films and the festival promoters. ‘Best of India short film festival’ who is known for sending best Indian short films to the Oscars, will soon announce the Top 5 films to be sent to the Oscars.
We all have heard about an 85-year-old woman from Tamil Nadu who is famous for serving idlis for Re 1. Her name is K Kamalathal who is popularly known as ‘Idli Amma’. It is difficult to imagine that someone would make a film on her life. Mumbai-based multi-talented Parth Kariya made a remarkable debut as an actor-filmmaker by making a 23-minute short film on Idli Amma’s life. Veteran actress Sarita Joshi played the role of ‘Idli Amma’ in the film.
The subject of the film itself reminds us of the fact that our role models are limited to film personalities and cricketers. An 85 years old ‘Idli Amma’ has been doing Nobel work from last 30 years. It is important for such stories to reach people and what can be a better medium than a beautiful film.
Kariya’s storytelling style, combined with the film’s powerful message and captivating performances, has garnered attention and acclaim both within India and abroad.
‘Idli Amma’ tells the captivating story of K Kamalathal, a determined old lady who fulfills her passion of cooking and feeding people. Set against the backdrop of a small Indian village, the film explores themes of perseverance and the power of selflessness.
The film has also been selected in the ‘Stockholm City Film Festival’. ‘Idli Amma’ is a testament to the potential of Indian cinema to create impactful and internationally acclaimed films. It serves as a source of inspiration for aspiring filmmakers and showcases the power of storytelling to transcend boundaries and touch the hearts of people across cultures and continents.
The film is produced by Parth Kariya and his school friend Akshay Patel under the banner of CineBicycle Productions. The film is co-produced by Niraj Bhatt and Rushi Kariya whereas Bunty Kher is the associate producer of the film. The people involved as key technicians are – Virendra K who did the cinematography and Ziaser Mohamedappa who edited the film. The music is composed by Mehul Surti and the sound designer is Rohit Pradhan.
Apart from Sarita Joshi and Parth Kariya, the other cast of the film includes Pratik Rathod, Shachi Joshi, Devanshi Khanna, Eleena Kaul, Kishlay Jha, Chirag Jani and Nilesh Bhrahmbhatt.
As the film festival approaches, anticipation and excitement build for ‘Idli Amma’. Audiences eagerly await the opportunity to experience the magic and moral richness this film promises to deliver.
The purpose of a film festival can vary depending on the festival in question, but generally they are events that showcase a selection of films from around the world. These festivals can serve to promote up-and-coming filmmakers, showcase new and innovative films, and provide a platform for the film industry to connect and network. Some festivals may also have an awards component, where films are recognized for their excellence in various categories. Most of the films presented at festivals are independent films, but that will depend on the festival. Festivals offer filmmakers the opportunity and platform to showcase their skills in storytelling and film making to the world. It is a way of communicating to their audiences how they see the world which also serves to open them up to alternative ways of thinking, better understanding people and the human condition. The events are primarily about the film-making. However, it is more than just a show. Film festivals are important to the movie industry. And they are also important for other people involved, including participants.
Overall, ‘Idli Amma’ exemplifies the impact of film festivals in celebrating the art of storytelling and its ability to enlighten, inspire, and bridge cultural gaps. It serves as a testament to the dedication and talent of the filmmakers involved, while also capturing the hearts of viewers worldwide.