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Producer : Muvizz
Writer | Director: Devashish Makhija
Cast : Manoj Bajpayee, Vibhawari Deshpande, Abhishek Banerjee, Suhas Sirsat, Ashish Warang, Anand Alkunte, Anvita Dutt, Pradnya


Constable Tambe can’t afford the fees to send his little girl to school. He passes up a chance to steal some black money with his colleagues, frustrating everyone. His life has come to a boil. Now, faced with the loud, blinding revelry of a Hindu Festival night, something inside him explodes.

awards & recognition

  • One of Filmfare’s top 8 indian short films of all time.
  • Best Film, Manhattan Shorts India 2016.
  • Best Digital Film of the year, 2016.
  • Filmfare award for Best Actor, 2017.
  • Polka Café’s Best Indian Short Film of 2016.
  • Film Companion’s Top Indian Short Film of 2015-16.
  • International Competition, Tampere Film Festival 2017.


  • “Absolutely electrifying”
    ~ Anupama Chopra (Film Companion)
  • “Terrific!”
    ~ Pratim Das Gupta (The Telegraph)
  • “Simply brilliant”
    ~ Hansal Mehta (dir. Shahid, Aligarh)
  • “Just brilliant.”
    ~ Suhel Seth (columnist)
  • “Absolutely fantastic”
    ~ Josh Hurtado (TwitchFilm)
  • “Packed with atmosphere.”
    ~ Scroll.in
  • “Beyond awesome”
    ~ Indiatimes
  • “Unbelievably brilliant”
    ~ ScoopWhoop
  • “A study in how to make a good short film with a known Hindi film actor”
    ~ LiveMint
  • “The beauty of Taandav lies in its treatment and direction more than anything”
    ~ FirstPost