Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents Tariq Naved Siddiqui’s short film ‘The Playboy Mr. Sawhney’

Mumbai, 25 October 2018: Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films presents Tariq Naved Siddiqui’s short film ‘The Playboy Mr. Sawhney’. Starring Jackie Shroff as the protagonist, the perfect short is an interesting story featuring the relationship between a man and woman and how both have been constantly trying to figure each other out. 

The Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films platform has been a pioneer in the short film genre. Working with new and established directors and storytellers, the platform is the go to destination for original and powerful short film content. Through a slew of powerful short films, the platform has successfully redefined movie watching for cinephiles over the past few years. Not only has it gained immense popularity but the platform has also become one of the most credible and celebrated stages for short films in India.

Commenting on the release, Kartik Mohindra, Chief Marketing Officer, Pernod Ricard India, said, “The short film industry has been growing dramatically with viewer habits evolving and our platform, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has been at the forefront of driving this change. By creating original content across genres, which are original, powerful and perfect we have been able to create a space for ourselves within the Indian short films industry.”

Talking about the movie, he further added, “We are delighted to release ‘The Playboy Mr. Sawhney’ on our platform and we feel extremely proud to collaborate with incredible directors and actors such as Tariq Naved Siddiqui and Jackie Shroff. In line with the brand’s philosophy of ‘make it perfect’, we have and will continue to encourage and motivate talented film makers to showcase their creativity through our channel.”

The story of The Playboy Mr. Sawhney is a short film in flashback manifested through the unique love story of a man who was supposedly a playboy. It showcases that the man-woman relationship will always remain an enigma for both whatever the time period may be, both are programmed differently but will still always be attracted to each other. The film also has a very interesting musical motif of jazz based songs which will play a vital part in the narrative.

Talking about the film, director Tariq Naved Siddiqui said, “I am thrilled to present The Playboy Mr. Sawhney to my audience and I am proud to release it with Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films. I believe that it is the perfect platform to celebrate short films and it has truly been the driving the evolution for short films in India. I would like to thank them for the phenomenal work that they are doing. This platform truly encourages and motivates young filmmakers to exhibit their work perfectly”.

About Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films:

Centered around “Make it Perfect”, Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has become the destination for Indian short films. The platform has collaborated with successful storytellers from Bollywood who truly stand for originality, creativity and Perfection. Large Short Films has evolved to create an ecosystem for aspiring directors to feature along mainstream Bollywood directors and still be able to create a niche for themselves in the industry.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films has released some of the most prodigious and award winning short films with some of the renowned artists and directors from the industry which truly reflects originality, imagination and perfection.  ‘Ahalya’, ‘Interior Café – Night’, ‘Ouch’, ‘Chutney’, ‘Anukul’, ‘Mumbai Varanasi Express’, ‘Khool Aali Chithi’, ‘The School Bag’, ‘Bruno and Juliet’ and ‘Shunyata’, ‘Juice’, ‘Maa’, ‘Chhuri’, ‘Her First Time’ and ‘Iktarfa’ are some of the phenomenal films released in this platform. Barrel Select Large Short Films as the platform for original short films has been the pioneer in popularizing this genre of filmmaking.

Royal Stag Barrel Select is the premium offering of Royal stag for the discerning consumer who seeks an evolved taste. It is for the young, confident, progressive and inspiring individual who has tasted their first Success; want to be seen as the one with discerning taste, evolving in their journey of life and standing out through perfection. The brand inspires individual who has a desire of magnifying his life in terms of refinement and the assurance of having arrived- making his life grander and richer. Royal Stag Barrel Select drives the brand proposition of “Make it Perfect “


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