Sunday Showcase | Meal | Short Film | Abhiroop Basu | Film Companion

Best Indian SeriesMay 31, 2020

Next up on our new weekly series Sunday Showcase is a short film called Meal.

Set in the backdrop of the ongoing communal tension in the country, instigated by rival political factions, ‘Meal’ is an eleven-minute dialogue-less story about one particular household and yet about every other. A dysfunctional family sits together for their customary morning meal.


Adil Hussain
Ratnabali Bhattacharjee
Avishek Jain
Arun Mukhopadhyay


Director: Abhiroop Basu
Production Company: Owlz Neck Studio, YouthinMotion Pictures
Producer: Sushila Jain, Sireesha Kadiyala, Madhu Singhee
Editor: Abhiroop Basu
Screenplay: Abhiroop Basu
DOP: Deep Metkar
Focus Puller: Gladwin John
Gaffer: Siddharth Kathir
Sound Design: Aakash Ghoshal, Sujoy Das
Art Direction: Ranajit Ghorai
Costumes: Amrita Mitra
Associate Director: Kunal Mitra
Chief Ad: Sreecheta Das
Ad Team: Alekhya Sengupta, Shiva Khator, Aishwarya Chatterjee
Makeup: Bhaskar Sen, Amit Bhatia
Production Manager: Subhash Jha
Boom Operator: Kunal Goel

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