Folklore, legends, and nature spark ‘Sonsi,’ the short story of a young girl and the mythical shadow bird in India.

Filmmaker Savita Singh tells a beautiful fable of the mythical shadow bird and a young girl desperate to find it. 




Folklore, legends, and nature spark ‘Sonsi,’ the short story of a young girl and the mythical shadow bird in India.

The awards circuit is underway. Preliminary voting at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is underway. International features and shorts are aiming for opportunities to make the December 21 shortlist and represent home countries at the 94th Oscars ceremony on Sunday, March 27, 2022.

Sonsi, filmmaker Savita Singh’s short story of a young girl searching for the mythical shadow bird, is in a voting competition to represent India at the 2022 Oscars. Immerse yourself in the film’s beautiful nature photography and soulful music, and you’ll agree that Sonsi is Oscars worthy.

Nadi (Aarohi Radhakrishnan) is a young girl in rural India competing with the mysterious Timekeeper (Jameel Khan) for ownership of the legendary show bird. Strolling through nearby forests, holding an umbrella while walking, the Timekeeper is a mysterious man who controls time flow in Nadi’s village. Nadi remains unafraid of The Timekeeper. She’ll do whatever it takes to find the missing shadow bird.

Singh assumes creative leadership of Sonsi as the film’s director, photographer, and co-writer alongside Akanksha Arya. Collaborating with sounder designer Ajit Singh Rathore and composer Tajdar Junaid, Singh combines magical lighting and stunning scenery, including Borivali National Park in Mumbai. 

Singh creates cinematography that brings the film a feeling of mythology. From

Shadow puppet images to photography of the Ram Temple, Sonsi takes audiences on a magical journey unique to Indian folklore and legends. It’s memorable movie magic. 

Directors: Savita Singh

Writers: Savita Singh. Akanksha Arya

Cinematographers: Savita Singh

Producers: Sharib Khan. Vikas Khan. Savita Singh. 

Distributor: TBD.

Unrated

Air Date: TBD. 

Behind the Curtain: Preliminary voting at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is underway for Sonsi to represent India at the 94th Oscars ceremony. 

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