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Tim Cook praises Ali Fazal-starrer sci-fi short The Astronaut and His Parrot

The Apple CEO watched the Arati Kadav-directed film during his recent trip to India

Tim Cook praises Ali Fazal-starrer sci-fi short The Astronaut and His Parrot
Ali Fazal

Last Updated: 09.16 PM, Apr 28, 2023


Actor Ali Fazal is quite excited after showing his science fiction short film The Astronaut and His Parrot to Apple CEO Tim Cook, who appreciated the film, and complimented the actor and Arati Kadav, the movie’s director.

Arati Kadav has earlier directed another sci-fi feature film, titled Cargo, and shorts like 55KM/Sec, Time Machine, Uss Paar and Gulmohar.

During his recent visit to India, Tim had watched The Astronaut and His Parrot. Taking to his social media handle, he later said, “The Astronaut and His Parrot is a story of hope and connection. I met Arati Kadav, who created this beautiful award-winning short film using only her iPhone and Macbook Pro”.

After hearing such positive words from the American business executive, Ali said, “It was nice to finally show the movie to Tim Cook. Since the whole movie has been shot with Apple products, getting these kinds of compliments from the Apple CEO is quite encouraging. Since it’s a sci-fi movie, most of the shots were done with a green background, but it was plain Arati’s vision that made this movie what it is today. I hope we continue making more such movies that represent India.”

The film is about a space explorer who, due to an accident, has been adrift in the void with a low supply of oxygen. In his final moments in space, he tries to desperately send messages to his daughter via signals but is received by a gaudy parrot in a fortune teller’s stall.

Next, Ali will be seen in films including Death on the Nile, alongside Gal Gadot, and an Indian anthology on Netflix, titled Ray, and Call My Agent: Bollywood. The actor will also feature in Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial Khufiya, apart from Fukrey 3, and Hollywood action film Kandahar.-

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