Presidential Honor for Filmmaker Sandeep Modi’s ‘Best Friends Forever’
The heart-warming tale of a mother-daughter relationship – ‘Best Friends Forever’, helmed by Sandeep Modi, is creating quite a stir in the world of short films.
Sandeep even won the National Award for this educational short film, which was adjudged as the ‘Best Film on Family Values’ at the recently announced prestigious awards.
Talking about the film, Sandeep who is an alumni of FTII Pune and a renowned name in the advertising industry said, “Best Friends Forever is a perspective. What happens when we build our life towards a loved one, nurture her, support her and when she is ready to fly off we feel jealous and betrayed as we are not ready for the selflessness expected of us? I wanted to discover the emotional state of a mother who has given it all and is now on the brink, realizing she is no longer needed as her daughter is now ready to ‘fly solo’. Between the anger and the coming to term with this truth, are many beautiful shades of gray we don’t realize exist in mothers. Best Friends Forever is my attempt to discover these shades that a woman overcomes, in her journey of selflessness called motherhood.”
Sandeep, who started his career in films assisting noted film-maker likes Ram Gopal Verma (Sarkar Raj), RakeyshOmprakashMehra (Delhi 6), and AshutoshGowariker (Khelein Hum JeeJaanSey), was last associated with the much acclaimed Sonam Kapoor starrer Neerja. Sandeep had designed, choreographed, and executed the action climax inside the airplane. He even directed the promotional music video for the film titled ‘AankheinMilayengeyDarr Se’.
While ‘Best Friends Forever’ is continuing to wow the audience, Sandeep is ready with his next short film ‘Vanvaas’, starring legendary Piyush Mishra in the lead. The film has already travelled and played at festivals in Toronto and Dallas.