CHEENI KUM HAI
Interactive Short Movie
Theme: Gay Romance
Shoot an Interactive short movie with the classic Three Act Structure. Induce two binary decision points for the viewers through the course of the movie and provide four respective endings.
Two lovers meet in college and have an intimate relationship. Societal pressure hit hard on one of them leaving the other hanging. Will they reunite overcoming conservative social norms?
D1, D2.A and D2.B
are the three decision points in the movie
5 Months Later
5 Years Later
Finding courage to come out of his closet as a Gay individual
To get a well paid Graphic Designer job to support his single mother and family
Wants to make it big as a Singer and Performer
Ensure the best future for her brother and mother
To be accepted by the society and be loved
To be rid of the family responsibilities and get married
Getting disowned by his family, public humiliation
The Big Stage, and public attention.
Law and religious superstitions
Altruist to a fault, takes impulsive decisions under pressure
Cannot acknowledge failure, avoids confronting problems
Not open to let go of prejudices
Sam and Vijay fall in love. Sam is open about being gay but Vijay wants to keep it a secret. This difference in opinion creates the conflict for the two when Vijay's conservative family gets involved.
Decision point D1
It's not easy to overcome one's fears. You get to decide whether Vijay will speak up about his sexual orientation with his sister or will he hide it.
Decision points D2.A and D2.B
Meeting an Ex-boyfriend after years of a break-up can be a bit unnerving. How will Vijay deal with his long-lost lover? You get to choose whether Vijay will acknowledge his past or choose to ignore it.
Vijay tells his
sister about his relationship
Sister is disgusted and leaves. Vijay breaks up with Sam
End 1 and 3
Vijay and Sam get into a relationship
Sister finds out herself and is disgusted. Vijay breaks up with Sam
Vijay hides his
from his sister
End 2 and 4
The story, Script, Dialogues (English and Hindi),
Acting (as Sam), Cover (Rebel Rebel)
This project was carried under a cross-disciplinary open elective course conducted by the Film and Video Communication Department at NID, Ahmedabad.