Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short films premiers Devi: Story of 9 fierce women
News Desk, News Nation 360: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films today premiered their most anticipated short film of the year – ‘Devi’. The movie which has intrigued the audiences because of its impactful storyline & star-cast, outlines the story of 9 oppressed women navigating through an unusual sisterhood thrust upon them by circumstance. The 11-minute movie stars multiple acting powerhouses such as Kajol, Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia, Neena Kulkarni, Mukta Barve, Sandhya Mhatre, Rama Joshi, Shivani Raghuvanshi and Yashaswini Dayama in prominent roles. Produced by Electric Apples Entertainment led by Niranjan Iyengar and Ryan Stephen the movie is written & directed by Priyanka Banerjee. The story of Devi narrates the tale of nine oppressed women, from different strata of the society, living in a small room, held together by similar fates and stories. A doorbell brings the news of yet another new entrant about to overcrowd their sanctuary. The 9 women in the room debate about their stories of tragedy & pain and why they deserve to stay in the room over the stranger. Writer & Director Priyanka Banerjee told, there are many issues women are facing in India such as honour killing, female feticide, rape, molestation etc. Devi, an 11-minute short film brings women from different walks of life affected by these issues and puts them in a circumstance where they and we, have no choice but to engage with their tragedy and pain. She is grateful that she got a chance to work with this stellar star cast who delivers the agony of their character with such finesse & perfection on the screen. She would like to thank Niranjan, Stephen & Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short films for believing in she and allowing her to showcase Devi at a platform that aims to drive change in the society.
Report: Anustup Kundu