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The nude essence of motherhood revealed in 'Canvas of a Son'
'Canvas of a Son' is an Indian film revealing the relation between a son and his stepmother who is nearly of his age. Aneek, the director has mastered with another fresh face who speaks no word in the whole film.

In this film, the maker has broken all barriers in conventional filmmaking where he least cares about the norms in the society and has displayed a brave front.

It seems India is no more behind the world cinema sector when it comes to displaying its affinity toward a new genre of filmmaking and these days, India too is draped in the shortest possible format of Cinema i.e. short films.

Canvas of a son, though is quite different from the films being made or made till date in the country as it speaks of the divinity of being nude. It appears that Aneek Chaudhury, the director of this film has stepped much further than what today's generation thinks about.

The film stars a fresh face, Kinkini Sen supported by Diganta S. Nag and Tapan Mukherjee. A very feminist, but unbiased approach has been adopted by the auteur in this short piece. 

The film delves on the relation between an artist son and his stepmother who poses as a nude model for her stepson. But the matter of fact is no nudity will be shown in the film. The film runs from the point of view of the son who always perceives his mother to be dressed even when she is naked. The relation is asexual and this completely redefines art in motherhood. 

Kinkini Sen plays the role of stepmother and the model to her artist stepson. As per Aneek, "I never knew if she was an actor or model. If asked on what was the attribute that made me choose her, I would say that she has a nice forehead and I believe longer foreheads can be equally magnetizing just as long legs do. Beside this, she has that plain look that I may equate to a blank canvas and it was easy for me to paint on it with my own colors i,e, imagination."

Diganta had played a major character in Aneek's last much acclaimed film as well; but Tapan Mukherjee is a new addition to the cast. Diganta plays the character of the son and Tapan plays his father. But, I would still give the most number of CHEERS to Kinkini for accepting a part that was both, tough to play and a dogma. 

The film is set to make appearances in major film festivals, and a premiere screening soon next year. I would wish for the best of endeavors!

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