Qissbah - What is not a story?

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Qissbah - What is not a story?, Directed by Dev Gupta, Indie production

Qissbah - What is not a story? is  a short film written and directed by Dev Gupta. Clocking at 27 minutes and 26 seconds, Qissbah is an indie production that's funded by the friends and family of the director. 
Qissbah is the story of Masoom Gautam Lekhi, a scriptwriter, who is troubled by a dysfunctional marriage. Masoom's father was fascinated by a mythical place, called Qissbah, where people go to listen to stories and attain Moksha (Nirvana) - a place from where no one has ever returned. Overcome by a desperate urge to discover the place, he abandoned his wife and son, never to return again. 
The leads of Qissbah getting ready for the shoot
The leads of Qissbah getting ready for the shoot
Years later, Massom wants to write a script on Qissbah and through that, find out what might have happened to his father, and if this place exists for real. This quest will take him on a journey that will lead to shattering yet enlightening ambiguities; which blur the lines between reality and fiction. 

The psyche of children from broken families, marriage, fidelity, egotism, career, Krishna, Buddha and the importance of storytelling are explored through the story of Masoom and his search for this mythical place called Qissbah.
Director Dev Gupta briefing the cast members of Qissbah
Director Dev Gupta briefing the cast members of Qissbah
Qissbah stars Debraj Ghosh, Tanushree Baruah, Minakshi Hazarika Saikia, Kunal Sarma, Pabitra Ghosh, Vikramaditya Chaudhury, and Abhijit Roy.

The first trailer for Qissbah is out and can be watched at the official facebook page of the film. Various options for getting the film released are being explored by the makers. For now, they plan to take it around the national and international film festival circuit for about a year.

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Qissbah Trailer (Facebook)

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