5 reasons to definitely watch 'Thank You For Sharing'
Whenever I learn about a movie or series being made on mental health, I cringe because most of them get it wrong. They are medically inaccurate, overdramatic, unempathetic or all of them together. But the recently released short film Thank You For Sharing is a refreshing take on mental disorder and hence we list five reasons why you should not miss it.
Symptoms of schizophrenia are not downplayed
The lead character, Jude (Rishi Hapawat) has schizophrenia, and its symptoms are shown in an authentic and humane manner. He is not shown as a man messing up with everyone or being murderous. The short rather shows him having an episode with the "voice in his head" that pretty much travels with him till the end until he asks for help.
Has positive outlook about lead character
In the opening scene, we see Jude dealing with a person who lacks empathy, but his friends are compassionate toward him. They help the hapless man whenever he asks for it. And, Thank You For Sharing should be applauded for its positive outlook. The fact that Jude has a proper career is encouraging. Also, the dark humor parts are neither offensive nor insensitive.
Performances of the cast members
All the actors are splendid in the short. Right from Hapawat, Mansi Rachh, Rajiv Singh, to Udit Arora, every single of them deliver top-notch performances. While Arora plays Jude's roommate Glen, Rachh is the voice in his head. I would like to mention Rachh specially. Given her role, there was a lot of scope to slip, but she held it all together.
Technically sound film, brilliant background score
Work by the crew is brilliant. Camera angles and effective sound design and mix by Rahul Prabhakaran elevate the film's theme. The background score helps in smooth flow of the narrative. It helps us better understand the disturbances Jude faces. The editing is also in sync with the music. The scene where he tries to fight it all in a car is superb!
Tint of the video helps establish the tone
The tint also plays an important role in conveying the tone of this film. Like, it is sepia when Jude hits rock bottom, but when he realizes that he needs help, the scene lightens up. Dynal Ferns's sharp direction and technicalities like these arrest your attention throughout its 11:50-minute-long run. The film will compel you to notice the subject, without being preachy and imposing.Share this timeline