Bittu

Based on a true story, ‘Bittu’ is a short film about a close friendship between two girls, eclipsed by an accident.

Directed by Karishma Dev Dube
Executive Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga,
Tahira Kashyap Khurrana & Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh

Produced by Mary Evangalista
Cinematography by Shreya Dev Dube

Based on a true story, ‘Bittu’ is a short film about a close friendship between two girls, eclipsed by an accident.

Directed by Karishma Dev Dube
Executive Produced by
Ekta Kapoor, Guneet Monga,
Tahira Kashyap Khurrana
& Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh

Produced by Mary Evangalista
Cinematography by Shreya Dev Dube

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Synopsis

Set in a forgotten Himalayan community, this film follows eight year-old BITTU. Unlike most girls in her village, Bittu is a streetwise charmer with a brilliantly foul tongue.

Chand is Bittu’s best friend and young protégé; Polar opposites but always a team- they play, steal, fight and hustle together – reciting dirty jokes for quick money in crowded bus stops. The natural performer Bittu excels at all things street level. 

But at school things are different. 

Chand outperforms Bittu in every way – a keen student in a pristine uniform, she is naturally everybody’s favorite at school. Meanwhile Bittu, resents the rote and attends school for her free lunch.

On this day, events escalate quickly between the two friends, bringing them to an end they never imagined.

Awards

Festivals

  • Student Academy Awards
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Palm Springs Shortfest
  • BFI London Film Festival
  • HollyShorts Film Festival
  • Short Shorts Assia & Japan
  • Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles
  • Denver Film Festival
  • Dharamshala Film Festival
  • Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival
  • Fort Lauderdale Int’l Film Festival
  • FlickerFest International Film Festival
  • ICA Film Festival (Pune)
  • NFDC Goa
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
  • Portland International Film Festival
  • Fargo Film Festival Yellowstone
  • International Film Festival (India)

Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh

Mrs. Ruchikaa Kapoor Sheikh is the Creative Producer and Executive Vice President at Balaji Motion Pictures. In her career spanning almost a decade at Balaji Telefilms, Ruchikaa has successfully dabbled across Marketing, Branding and the Creative departments. Her repertoire includes a list of critically acclaimed and commercially successful films produced under the prestigious banner.

Her passion for movies and her drive to come up with unconventional and clutter breaking content has etched Balaji Motion Pictures as one of the leading production houses on the map of entertainment.
As Marketing and Branding Head, Ruchikaa Kapoor spearheaded campaigns for films like Lipstick Under My Burkha, Udta Punjab, Ek Villain among many others. Each campaign went onto becoming a revolution in itself. As Creative Producer, she has spearheaded films like DreamGirl, Veere Di Wedding, Judgementall Hai Kya, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare among others.

Telling path breaking stories, allying with new talent and giving radical ideas a commercial window has been the centre piece of her journey so far.