Supriya Pilgaonkar, Shivani Raghuvanshi in Adeeb Rais’s Baatein

by Priya Jadhav
Baatein is a multi-starrer short film directed by Adeeb Rais starring veteran actor - Supriya Pilgaonkar, Made in Heaven fame - Shivani Raghuvanshi, actor-director Adeeb Rais and Sankalp Joshi.
Set in Palghar, ‘Baatien’ tells the story of a documentary filmmaker as he happens to spend the day with a widowed professor and her niece. The unlikely trio open their hearts out with each other, sharing some of their most personal experiences, deepest fears and have conversations that end up changing their outlook towards life, forever.
Last seen in Alt Balaji’s web series – Home, Supriya plays a science professor and single mother in this film, who has lost her son to suicide. Known for her neo-noir cult hit, Titli, Shivani plays the role of an engineer who spends weekends with her aunt (Supriya) who’s coping with her son’s loss.  New on the block, Delhi based theatre actor, Sankalp Joshi plays a pivotal role in the film.
Directed by Adeeb Rais, he plays the character of a young documentary filmmaker passionate to tell real stories. He has earlier directed a feature film, Main aur Mr. Riight and several short films like Auntyji, Lovey Dovey and Kuch Spice. He has also directed and starred in the MX Original Ye Crazy Dil.
Baatein is a 20-minute short film and releases on 29th December 2019.