The short movie Natkhat starring Vidya Balan is one of the Indian films running for the 2021 Oscar in the Best Short Film (Live Action) category. In addition to directing the film, Vidya also marked her debut as a producer with this short.

Directed by Shaan Vyas, the 33-minute film premiered at Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival. The creators of Natkhat are also excited to be in the race to represent India at the Oscars. RSVP took his Twitter account and wrote, “We created #Natkhat” to reach all corners of the world and tell the world that change begins with us. “Glad to be in the running for the short film category of the 2021 Oscars! (Sic).”

Natkhat revolves around the life of a mother who tries to teach her son the patriarchy and misogyny that prevails around them. In the film, the mother teaches the son about gender equality when she notices that he has started to lean towards patriarchal norms, just like the other men in the family.

The other Indian films in the race for the same category are Keith Gomes Shameless and Tushar Tyagi Save Chintu.

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