ONCE Again, a short film by Sanjay Arora, is among six entries that have won the Silver Award in the short film competition section at the California Film Awards. The film had its world premiere at the Delhi International Film Festival before it went on to garner more international accolades.
Filmed in Delhi, the 50-minute family drama is inspired by the teachings of Buddha and revolves around Raj Malhotra (protagonist), played by Delhi-based actor Shaunak Kapur, a self-centered company executive who uses situations and people around him to his advantage. But life takes an unexpected turn forcing him to accept reality that paves the way to a journey of transformation.
Once Again reflects universal feelings that might leave us evaluating our own lives. It takes this journey to depict the reality and the process of transformation that will impact many lives positively, says the filmmaker.
Delhi-born Arora left a successful and secure software engineer career in the US to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. He joined the New York Film Academy and never looked back. His filmography includes Butterfly Wings, Expression and Chase.
Arora is currently developing two feature films, one a comedy and the other a story based on 1984 Sikh riots and its effects on the next generation.
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