Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: White Smoke Productions is set to release `A Short Story,' directed by Gautam Mohan. The film revolves around the life of Dandapani, a hangman, who lives with his nagging wife, Vimala, and his mentally ill mother. Dandapani's sole means of survival is the money he makes out of hanging people condemned to death.

One fateful day, he returns from work to find his mother dead. From that day onwards, Dandapani's life becomes a procession of sorrows. He no longer finds joy in his work and becomes depressed. Haunted by nightmares, he begins to wonder if his mother had been poisoned to death by Vimala.

This turns Dandapani into a monster, leading to a violent conclusion.