Actress Richa Chadha shot a sci-fi short film titled 55 Kms/sec at her home. She worked under the direction of Arati Kadav, best known for her film Cargo that opened to many stellar reviews after the screening at MAMI last year.
55 Kms/sec is a short film that involves multiple actors virtually while locked at home. Kadav approached Richa to play an important role in her short film. The actress agreed to collaborate as the script was unique and created a novel film about living in a world that is on the edge.
Director Arati Kadav said about her motive to shoot such a film,’ While we are all bracing ourselves for the new normal, we made this short film as a fun exercise. It was a great idea and my team and I saw it as a way of continuing to work to cheer ourselves up. I met some spectacular and fantastic people on our virtual set. We are happy that we all could remotely come together for something that was a warm, beautiful, humbling, and unifying experience.’
Chadha also gave her statement on joining the project and said,’Arati is an engineer turned filmmaker. She has an interesting vision and is aces at science fiction stuff, as well as portraying the human connections. I loved collaborating with her and the actor Mrinal Dutt. This was a challenging shoot as we had to do everything ourselves, from hair and makeup to recording sound but it was well worth the effort. I am happy that we were able to create something thought-provoking and beautiful even in these grim times.’