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Award-winning Hindi short film The Cobbler, starring Umesh Jagtap, releases on YouTube

The film is based on a father-son relationship and is directed by Saqib Pandor. It also stars Shubham Tukaram and Murrari Kumar 

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Last Updated: 02.07 PM, Jan 14, 2022

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The Cobbler

Watch the charisma and another effortless performance by the award-winning actor Umesh Jagtap in the Hindi short film The Cobbler. The actor who has won everyone’s heart with his flawless acting in the National Award-winning film Killa, Ringan, and Payback Payback, will be seen playing the role of a father in the film, directed by Saqib Pandor. The film also stars Shubham Tukaram and Murrari Kumar. 

The short film is an emotional journey of a shoe repairman. It paints a day-to-day scenario of his life concerning how he works hard to make ends meet and his relationship with his growing son. The film has already made a clean sweep of awards and nominations at many topmost festivals like Satyajit Ray Short Film Award, Palm Springs International ShortFest, IFFSA Toronto, New York Indian Film Festival, IFFLA, and Indian Film Festival. It won the Best Short Film Award at Satyajit Ray Short Film Award and London Indian Film Festival. 

Director Saqib Pandor who has worked with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap for Ugly (2013) and Sacred Games (2018) issued a statement talking about the film. Calling it purely observation, he said it was a cobbler near his office that inspired him to make the film. "I used to always wonder how a cobbler will take a particular decision, and what factors would influence his decision. So, yes, a cobbler’s narrative was engraved in my subconscious. When I started working on the script, that idea kept evolving and finally translated into a short film. We went around and researched various markets, railway stations, and neighborhoods. We met with cobblers and observed their craft, posture, and physicality. The Cobbler is an evolution of my observation,” he said.

After getting success in the international arena, director Saqib Pandor and his team are now keen to see the response from the Indian audience. Producer Vikaas Gutgutia added that the film will take the audiences on a new ride of an emotional bond between a father and a son. 

The Cobbler

"The film has already made its nominations to top awards internationally and we are excited to see how Indian viewers will receive the same. The actor Umesh Jagtap is an inspiration. He has a long-term association with filmmaker Anurag Kashyap and has worked with him on a couple of projects earlier. Before bringing in this narrative onboard, we researched across markets and minutest detail to bring in our observation live for our dearest audience," he said thanking the entire cast and crew for making it a huge success even before its release date.

The Cobbler film has released on the FNP YouTube channel. 

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