'Yathaarth' review: Can you revisit your past to fix present?
If we had the ability to go back in time and relive our memories, would our bitter present get sorted? Writer and director Mayank Pratap Singh attempts to answer this very question in his sci-fi offering, Yathaarth. While there are multiple options on OTT platforms today to choose from, do invest your time in watching this short film this week. Here's our review.
This is the story the short follows
The film is set in an unspecified time where new technology, called the Alternate Reality Correction Services, has come up. As the name suggests, this service aims at helping people correct their lives by making them relive their past through time simulation. Our protagonists, an upper-middle-class couple (played by Rajveer Singh and Nargis Nandal), attempt to try this in order to mend their relationship.
Will time simulation mend their relationship?
The pair is time and again reminded of the risks involved in this process, the worst-case scenario being memory loss and death. Yet, in a bid to go back to the sweet courtship and relationship they shared in college, the duo decides to go through this. What happens next forms the crux of the rest of the 21-minute-long tale.
Production value is tad patchy but can be overlooked
Following the tone of the script and the ominous music by Tapan Dutta, it is not really a surprise where the story will go. Yet, during the climax, you would find yourself waiting for the ball to drop in anticipation. Like most indie productions, the production value is patchy here, but still adequate acting and a layered story make up for a good watch.
Movie is available on YouTube for free
Sandeep Goyat also plays a pivotal role in the film, which has been produced by Naveen Sandhu, Shabad Dayal, and Anagha Tawde. Overall, this material deserves to be utilized for a bigger production. Verdict: Yathaarth gets 3 out of 5 stars. This 2021 short film hit the YouTube channel of CineShorts Premiere on February 9. You can watch it for free.