A social message through the medium of films is something not many would like to tread on. But, this young aspiring filmmaker Harikumar Deverapalli is making heads turn with his work of some insightful short films. His recent short film titled Mee Too is based on the incidents of workplace harassment and sexual abuse against women.
This 10-minute-length short-film depicts the plight of women at workplaces — be it in entertainment industry or cosy corporate white-collar jobs. The movie shows how women have been facing struggles in getting a job in the male-dominated world.
With not many dialogues in it, Mee Too drives home a message about how women should not just break down in tears but rise to the occasion to teach a lesson to the culprits. Mee Too won Harikumar the coveted ‘Akkineni Nageswara Rao Award’ for the best concept category.
Another short-film of Harikumar — titled Geetha Dhatithe, which was produced by Hamsa Hamsa Productions — tells a sordid tale of a degree student who desperately looks for a job to save his mother from illness. As his search continues, the student happens to meet a transgender who offers him a job. Although the youngster dislikes getting into prostitution, the circumstances compel him to take up the offer and get his mother treated. But, in the end, he is stricken with an unfortunate incident.
Having worked as a manager in Monarch Networth Capital for about three years, Harikumar quit his well-paying job to focus on filmmaking. He says he is looking forward to making a feature film in Telugu, for which, he says, he is currently in talks with a producer.
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