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In a bustling city, where life moves at its own pace, a heartwarming tale unfolds between an autowala (auto-rickshaw driver) and his loyal auto. Their story is one of companionship, shared journeys, and the unbreakable bond that forms between them. This poetic short film captures their unique relationship through the lens of a simple thread, a dhaaga, that was tied on the very first day they embarked on this journey together.
The film begins with the autowala, a middle-aged man named Raj, receiving his brand-new auto. With a sense of excitement and anticipation, he ties a vibrant thread around the rear-view mirror, symbolizing the beginning of their partnership. Little did he know that this thread would become a testament to their enduring friendship.
As the days turn into weeks and weeks into years, the auto and Raj weave through the city's streets, becoming an inseparable pair. Through each rain-soaked ride and sunlit journey, the dhaaga remains, a silent witness to their shared experiences. The auto isn't just a mode of transportation; it becomes Raj's confidant, his source of livelihood, and his true friend.
The film showcases the diverse range of passengers who come and go, each leaving their mark on the auto's seats and their stories imprinted in its memory. The auto becomes a canvas of human emotions, witnessing moments of joy, sorrow, laughter, and contemplation.
As time passes, the auto shows signs of age, its paint fading and its engine requiring frequent repairs. Yet, the dhaaga remains, its vibrant colors contrasting with the wear and tear of the vehicle. Raj's dedication to his auto is unwavering, a testament to his belief in the power of their friendship.
Their friendship lives on, immortalized in the thread that connected them throughout their journey.
“The Thread of Friendship" is a poetic exploration of the unique relationship between a man and his auto. It celebrates the meaningful connections we form with the objects around us, highlighting the beauty in the ordinary and the profound impact of companionship. Through the lens of a simple dhaaga, the film reminds us of the friendships that enrich our lives, leaving lasting impressions on our hearts.
Rupanjali Pramanik, born in Asansol, passed schooling from Loreto Convent and completed Masters with Linguistics from Jadavpur University. She is an enthusiast and eager to explore. She is presently the Editor-in-Chief of Cult Critic Magazine. She is a trained classical dancer and won many awards in this stream. She is also a passionate actor and writer.