Written by Sajal Kumar, Tasalli Se on Amazon MiniTV is directed by Tarun Dudeja. The story revolves around two very friends, Somesh (Nakuul Mehta) and Ranjan (Naveen Kasturia), who had a fallout after a spat on social media but reconcile after 12 long years. Sincere and relatable to the core, the short film showcases the manner in which the strongest of bonds can be rocked due to misunderstandings but can be mended on the back of trust and loyalty.
With time seeing both of them mature, their conversations make them realize that the perspective of the other person, that they earlier disagreed on makes more sense now. If it were upon me, I think I'd ask the makers to turn this into a mini-series if not a full fledged show.
For most part, you know how Somesh and Ranjan's meeting will end right from the start, but it is the due course that it takes and the way it does so is what sticks with you, long after. For a short film, I'd say that is quite a success, as a writer, as well as the entire team and there are no two ways about the fine performers that we have here.
To watch Naveen and Nakuul in conversation, is surreal, to say the least. The two have brought in a sense of discomfort on-screen, that was needed for two friends who are meeting after all these years, yet, there's also some kind of edge that they manage to have, and its good to watch that.
By the end of it, you are left longing to reach out to your long lost friend, or just someone who you've not been talking to, but want to. While many might feel a sense of disconnect with how things move, come to think of it, much like they rediscover their bond, so do the viewers, along with it, making you feel like you are on this journey with them as well.
Ratings: ***1/2 stars (3.5/5)