Arjit Mukherjee’s short film RONY is about urban alienation of a single child . Parents are busy with earning money and securing the financial future of their child while the little one fights the gruesome loneliness . You cannot blame the parents because they are doing it for their kid and you cannot blame the child , because he/ she need the emotional support of the parents.
The film scores high on the emotional aspects and the strong message it provides to it’s audience that the most important thing you can give to your child is TIME . They need to grow up with parents not alone or by themselves. The kid emotes throughout the film with his eyes and facial features . There are hardly any face to face conversations between the parents and the child , thanks to the mobile phone – it has successfully evaded the need of human touch and physical presence.
The Mom and Dad tries to bribe the kid with toys and choclates instead of their time and beleive me it is a grim reality, Arijit Mukherjee deserves a thumbs up for such acute observation of these minute details. Cinematography is commendable and the screenplay is accurate. The length could have been chopped to fifteen minutes to avoid boredom in the end . The song could have been avoided , no doubt its a good one though.
It raises the issues like the need of siblings and grandparents in the house . Nuclear Family is the trend but yes it comes with a dose of problems. Full marks to honest movie making and a noble intention. Catch the movie..
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