Sheer Qorma Starring Swara Bhaskar-Divya Dutta wins Frameline Fest, qualifies For BAFTA.
The short film Sheer Qorma by Shabana Azmi, Swara Baskar, and Divya Dutta has won the Best Short film Audience award at Fameline Fest. And as that was not enough it also got qualified for the BAFTA this year. Swara Bhaskar cannot express her joy enough by posting about it on her social media platform, celebrating with her fans. The Faraz Arif Ansari directorial was screened at the Frameline Fest as part of the Enby Love shorts program. The film also recently won the Best Short Film, Audience award at the 34th Connecticut LGBT Festival.
Swara tweeted, “WE WON THE BIGGEST QUEER FILM FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD! HUGE!!! #SheerQorma becomes the 1st Indian film to win @framelinefest in the festival’s 37 years!!! #SheerQorma wins @framelinefest— the #BAFTA qualifying, longest-running, largest l queer film exhibition in the world!”. She also added, “#SheerQorma wins @framelinefest— the #BAFTA qualifying, longest-running, largest and most widely recognized queer film exhibition in the world! Best Short Film, Audience Award, #Frameline45 #AllKindsOfQueer Grateful to the entire team at @framelinefest.”
Sheer Qorma is a queer romance drama that showcases how love is perceived on the basis of gender. It also shines a light on all the preconceived notions about sexuality in our society. The film is about a Pakistani-Canadian citizen played by Swara Bhaskar, who travels to India with her lover(Divya Dutta). Shabana Azmi plays the role of Swara’s mother who is facing difficulties in accepting her Daughter’s choices.
Earlier Ansari shared about the film, “The character that Shabana Ji essays in Sheer Qorma are going to not only resonate with mothers all across the world but will also open a much-needed dialogue about parenthood, and with not just parents of queer children but a more universal dialogue that I hope will bring a lot of love back in our universe. Shabana Ji’s character in Sheer Qorma is the mother we all deserve”.
After traveling to so many film festivals across different countries, Sheer Qorma is yet to be released in India, and we are eagerly waiting to watch it.