Described as ‘India’s First Mumble-Core Film’, by SAIIF NY, The Untitled Kartik Krishnan Project (TUKKP) is Srinivas Sunderrajan’s debut feature film.
Shot over nearly a year (mostly over the weekends), TUKKP is a visual cacophony wrapped within a ‘metafiction’ framework where the film is the film is presented as a story about its own production. So, it’s a film within a film within a film, if that makes any sense to you.
The official synopsis of the film is as follows:
In a bustling office in Mumbai, Kartik Krishnan (Kartik Krishnan) sits behind his desk coding HTML websites when he chances upon a blog on cinema featuring Independent filmmakers. This sparks his intentions to make his own short film, thus leading him to contact Srinivas Sunderrajan (Vishwesh K), an independent filmmaker who agrees to guide him through the process. As he begins piecing the story, cast and screenplay together, several inexplicable phenomena start emerging in his life including a sinister stalker (D Santosh) dressed in official government clothing; and the sudden appearance of a strange future-telling antique toy.
Troubled with these bizarre developments and the unresolved feelings that he harbours for Swara (Swara Bhaskar), his office colleague, Kartik embarks on an extraordinary journey that transcends love, life and logic itself.
TUKKP looks very different from the films we’ve seen in India, and in a country where a lot of “independent” films are actually financed by major studios, TUKKP stands out .
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Find out about Srinivas’s next project here.