Sakshi Tanwar’s award winning short film BAWRA MANN

Sakshi Tanwar is surely riding high on her comeback trail! A super hit prime time soap, plenty of awards & rewards and several top brand endorsements, Sakshi has made a successful second coming! To add to all the glory is writer-director Mitu’s Short film BAWRA MANN (The heart needs no reason) which has brought fresh laurels to both the director and the actress winning awards & accolades at various national & international festivals. BAWRA MANN, one of the first Short films to be shot on Red format, is about today’s urban woman and the choices she makes in life.

Rohit (Nishikant Kamat, the director of film Force) is a struggling writer living in a cramped flat in a middle class suburb of Mumbai. He is thrust upon with the task of writing an erotic pulp fiction novel much against his sensibilities. As he starts writing the novel, the world of his characters opens up, in front of him.

There’s protagonist, Pallavi (brilliantly played by Sakshi Tanwar), her workaholic husband, Sharad (Sandeep Shrivastava) and their humdrum marriage. Enter Vinay (Anand Tiwari), a younger version of Sharad…and therein begins a conflict within Pallavi who is out to explore her options….

Writing about this forbidden territory, Rohit’s conventional thinking confronts his personal demons…. At one level, the story is of Rohit and his inner struggle… where his heart reasons to go one way, but his needs drag him the other way.

Writer-director Mitu, who is known for her creativity in some of the popular television shows like Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, Kasamh Se, Saath Phere, Sarrkkar, Yahaan Main Ghar Ghar Kheli and currently Pavitra Rishta & Bade Ache Lagte Hai…on Indian Television is thrilled with the overwhelming response she got for her Short. Said Mitu, “BAWRA MANN is the story is of today’s urban Indian Woman who would look for options when it comes to sexual gratification if she is deprived of it in her marriage… yet her firm rooted values will prevent her from breaking her marriage… a sensitive portrayal of the new Indian Woman who will fulfill her needs but will not forget her values!”

BAWRA MANN… The Heart Needs No Reason… is produced by Positive Thinkerz, written & directed by Mitu, starring Sakshi Tanwar, Nishikant Kamat, Sandeep Shrivastava, Anand Tiwari, Ram Menon and others.

The film was showcased at the Lucerne International Film Festival 2011, official selection at the London Lift-Off Film Festival and the La Femme International Film Festival 2011. It also got the award for excellence in the best short film competition CA 2011.

The film is also a part of the   official selection in the following festivals in 2012: Jaipur International Film Festival, WOW International Film Festival, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, Los Angeles International Film Festival & India International Film Festival, Delhi.