By Lipi Mehta:
“Santa ji, why is my name not on your list?” asks a 30-year-old frustrated employee but gets silence as a response.
It’s Christmas and his day is stuck on Excel sheets, the occasional firing from his boss and the ensuing sniggering from his colleagues. In what feels like a dreary work environment, the only sounds he is used to listening is the click of the mouse and the hacking away at the keyboards by everyone around him. But a day after Christmas, something changes with a new employee’s arrival. In a space filled with pie charts and numbers, she brings in flowers, posters of her idols and most importantly, a new sound – one that shows how a change in attitude and perspective can actually bring beauty to the banal.
The actors Namit Das (you might have seen him as Ranbir Kapoor’s friend in ‘Wake Up Sid’ or Atul Kumar’s brilliant play ‘Piya Behrupiya’) and Monali Thakur (singer of ‘Sawaar Loon’, ‘ Moh Moh Ke Dhaage’ and other Bollywood favourites) light up the screen with their presence. They are separated by a small partition but united by something else that brings some much-needed light to the otherwise dark and dreary space.This sweet 15-minute film could be the Christmas cheer you need today!