Thursday, October 18, 2007

First Look: A still from Farhan Akhtar's Positive

Positive, as the name suggests, is all about a good 'frame' of mind. And this is exactly what Farhan Akhtar has done, in his latest short film by the same name, which is a 12-minute film.

The film has no music, but with a background score, that is done by Ram Sampat. It's a film where every 'frame' deals very sensitively about a family's support to a person suffering with HIV.

Talking about the film, Farhan says, "The film was entirely shot in Mumbai and stars Boman Irani, Shabana Azmi and debutant actor, Arjun Mathur. Just as a social stigma, many people believe that a HIV patient should be isolated and have certain misconceptions about dealing with the disease.

And since, India has a lot of joint families; it becomes very important for them to understand the value of support to the person who has acquired this disease. This is exactly what Positive talks about."

Positive is one of the four short films made for the Bill Gates Foundation with a view of generating HIV AIDS awareness. The other three films are made by Mira Nair, Vishal Bhardwaj and Santosh Sivan.

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