In his last production venture "Pink" Shoojit Sircar addressed the issue of women safety and now in his first short film the filmmaker has dealt with the pressure children go through during exam season.
The short film, #ReleaseThePressure, aims at creating awareness in parents about their child's performance anxiety.
The short film articulates challenges that young adults face in India, when it comes to studies.
"Mounting pressure on the kids to perform, has become a stark reality of every urban child's growing up years. And I firmly believe our primary responsibility as a conscientious parent, as citizens and as makers of this film, is to not only raise this issue but also to raise it in a manner keeping in mind the sensitivity of the matter for the kids that face it," Shoojit told PTI.
The filmmaker hopes the film will trigger a discussion between kids and parents.
"And hence, I shot this film in a manner where I only facilitated the process for the child to open up his feelings - an innocent, emotional, pure outburst of a child's emotion. It is my sincere hope that this film triggers a healthy conversation between parent and child, and facilitates a greater awareness and better understanding towards each other," he added.
The short film, produced under Sircar and Ronnie Lahiri's banner Rising Sun Films, released on digital platforms today.