Bride trafficking is such a bitter truth of our society and society that a person gets shocked even thinking about it. The figures of bride trafficking are going to put mankind to shame. On such a sensitive and eye-opening issue, writer and director Karan Singh Rathore has created a startling short film called “Paath – The Lesson”. A special screening of this special film starring Jackie Shroff was held at Red Bulb Studio in Mumbai where the film’s team including Jackie Shroff and Abhilash Thapliyal were present. Screened in several film festivals and winning awards, the film lesson indeed teaches many lessons.
A film with an important message and a social issue, Paath raises many questions and sheds light on the issue of bride trafficking. This short film also advocates for the empowerment and education of girls by taking forward the slogan of “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”. The film is already available on digital platforms.
Let us tell you that Karan Singh Rathore has written Solo and additional dialogues for films like Mary Kom, Akira, Gangubai Kathiyawadi and the most awaited web-series Heeramandi. He is the writer, director, producer, composer, lyricist and singer of this short film. Apart from Amrita Rao, RJ Anmol and singer Kavita Seth, the film’s actor Abhilash Thapliyal was also present at this special screening.
Jackie Shroff told that Karan Singh Rathore is writer, director, singer, composer and RJ. He has brought a big subject through the Paath short film. I could not refuse to do it. This is a very serious concept. People might have heard less about bride trafficking, Karan Singh has told everyone about it through this story. It’s a must watch short film for everyone . I promise that whenever Karan Singh will come with a script, I will do his film. He is a very hardworking director .”
Karan Singh Rathore said that when I thought of making my first film as a director, I planned keeping the woman in the center. When I started doing the research, I came to know about bride trafficking for the first time. We all keep hearing and reading about human trafficking, child trafficking but bride trafficking is a shocking truth and I felt that this truth should be brought to the world.
Vivah fame actress Amrita Rao said that it is a big day for Karan Singh Rathore. He has now become a director. He has raised a very important issue through this film. There is a need to talk about this.
Apart from Jackie Shroff, Sara Arjun, Abhilash Thapliyal and Rajkumar Kanojia have played important roles in the film.
Jackie Shroff also said that “I am very grateful to Karan Singh Rathore that he casted me for this film. This film is special because I had never played a Rajasthani character. This film has been selected for many festivals, won many awards.”
The story of the short film Paath is inspired by incidents specially happening in North India. Abhilash and Sara have played the role of soon-to-be bride and groom in the film. It is shown in the film that Jackie Shroff’s wife has passed away and he picks up Abhilash’s to be wife i.e. Sara who is just 12 years old. After that, you will have to see the Paath film for which way the story turns.