Slow Rivers is an English short, is the tenth from their production company – Savitha Sastry and thespian Ashish Vidyarthi play the lead in the film.
Taking a sharp detour from the recent light hearted comedies Arangetram and Filter Coffee from the production house, this film is a mind-bending spiral that examines the complex relationship between an Artiste and her Guru.
In its intense denouement, it brings back memories of earlier productions such as Dvija and Saffron, which Savitha and Srikanth had released to critical acclaim last year. Ashish Vidyarthi and the protagonist Savitha Sastry star together for the first time, in roles that crackle with power every time the two appear on screen together. The confrontation between the two goes far beyond just their roles, into philosophies of the relationship between an Art and the Artiste. Ashish’s complex character brings back memories of his award-winning performance in the classic Droh-Kaal, while Savitha takes on a layered role that the audience has not seen her essay before.
Alongside Savitha Sastry and Ashish Vidyarthi, Sasho (Manjunath/ B A Pass 2) also stars in an important role. Noted composer Abhay Nayampally scores the music for this short, in his sixth collaboration with Savitha and Srikanth.