Thasleem had been busy working for the film when his life was cut short by an accident.

“It’s an emotional moment,” said District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareed after a screening of the film ‘The Perfect Raga’ at the Children’s Theatre in Kochi on Monday night. On screen was his son Thasleem Sheikh, who died in an accident in Bangalore in March this year.

As the audience sat watching his son star in the 37-minute short film, Mr. Pareed, visibly overcome with emotion, walked out of the theatre.

He later said his dream of screening the film at a theatre he had designed had come true.

Twenty-six-year-old Thasleem had been busy working for the film when his life was cut short by an accident.

His friend and writer of the film Shibin Paul was also present at the screening. It was at the insistence of Thasleem’s friends that Mr. Pareed consented to screening the film as part of the Kochi International Film Festival. The Perfect Raga tells of the pressures faced by those working in the IT sector.

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