TASHI – A Singapore Story
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Perhaps the ONE reason Tashi inspired me to write this piece is the connection it drew for me with Singapore. Tashi was shot in Singapore in a span of merely 8 days with 5 cast members and a crew of 5 people. When you watch something so life-like, shot in a place where you live, minus the ‘dancing around trees or action-packed stunts’, you automatically develop a fondness for it. The movie shows familiar Singapore landmarks; parks, green spots, a particular scenery in and around Singapore – their connection to the story makes one smile.
Tashi – A Story of Relationships
Tashi is a simple and relatable story. The word Tashi means auspicious and this story is a heart-warming narrative of how blessed people are as individuals and/or families and how they come together to realize that. The film explores multi-dimensional relationships; a daughter who lives with, and cares for a mother, a son who lives abroad and comes over to visit, followed soon after by a house guest. Each one carries within themselves, their own dilemmas. How they bond is special, yet, not unimaginable.
Each and every one of us can at some point identify with the characters and the emotions they go through, and that is indeed very touching – the aging mother, the single, unattached daughter, the son engaged in an ego battle, the helper with her struggles, and the houseguest with his broken heart. The story develops through the meandering emotions of all its characters and how they come to realize the power of Tashi and eventually cope with their inner darkness.
Tashi is an independent, English-Hindi bilingual. The film shares the story of five individuals, each at a crossroad in their lives, each filled with doubts, hopes, and regrets. The cast is composed of Tania Mukherjee, Charan Singh, Anvita Gupta, Ila Maheshwari, and Sai Pogaru. Tashi was shot in a span of eight days in Singapore by Shilpa Krishnan Shukla (Singapore) and is co-produced by Matthew Jenif Joseph (India). Shilpa.
Prior to the NEZ International Film Festival, Tashi has been recognized in the following ways:
Bioscope Film Festival 2018, Amritsar, Punjab: Special Jury Award
New Delhi Film Festival (organized by the Jaipur International Film Festival): Top 4th Film, Feature Film category
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (monthly recognition):
1. Outstanding Achievement Award for Women’s Film
2. Best Actress: Tania Mukherjee
3. Best Actor: Charan Singh
4. Best Supporting Actress: Anvita Gupta
5. Best Supporting Actor: Sai Pogaru
If you’re in India, this is where you can still watch Tashi:
Chennai International Film Festival 2018 (December 2018)
Guwahati Film Festival 2018 (December 2018)
LIFFT India Awards & Filmotsav, Lonavala (December 2018)
Dhaka International Film Festival (January 2019)
London International Motion Picture Awards (date TBC)
Falak Amaar Khan is a member of Team FUCHSIA, heading the Fashion section in her capacity as a fashion designer, stylist and choreographer. As a writer, Falak covers fashion, community and entertainment. This super busy mother of two is working towards supporting a cause through her work. She would also love to integrate more into the Singaporean community, and explore the island in a more realistic manner.
Her motto in life? GET ON WITH IT!