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A silent film with a mission

A trailer for the crowd funding campaign

A trailer for the crowd funding campaign  

With a mission to tackle sexual assault and domestic violence a techie has a novel idea. He is making a short film. While making a film itself isn’t quite a new thought nor the fact that it will be done through crowd funding, the novelty factor here is the idea on how it will be filmed. To be produced and directed Gangadhar Ambati the film titled Maaro- Kill the thought is an attempt at killing the thought by instilling fear in the person with the thought. In Ambati’s words Maaro-Kill the Thought is a a thriller short film structured around the sexual assaults on women and it lets the audience to think about a solution to eradicate this social problem in a sublime manner with a question if there is any fear of the law.

The movie suggests that one has to be frightened to think about attempting such assaults on women rather than the after effects of those attempts.

The novelty lies in the fact that there will be no dialogues. The presentation is to happen by picturising four main characters in different exterior locations. What triggered you to think of Maaro and what is director’s thought on reaching the desired audience? “I’m thinking like the thought of sexual assault or rape needs to be killed. That way crime rate can be brought down. I’m trying to convey this message through my film. It is quite tough to reach the desired audience. Anybody can be committing a crime like that. So all men can be the audience. ‘General public is the audience’ is my point. I’m planning to reach them via social networking sites, youtube, exhibiting in multiplexes, town cinema halls, film clubs etc. Planned entirely on crowd funding, Ambati says if the target is not met he will step in and do the needful, “because I strongly believe in the idea.” Ambati plans to complete the project the in three weeks once the funding is finalised, he plans to start work in third week of November. The project has reached a goal of 13 percent as far as crowd funding is concerned.

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