Set in the politically fierce circumstances of 1947, Pankuj Parashar’s new short film Skin Of Marble is the tale of Param, a Sikh man in affection with an European lady named Violet. While the creators have taken the freedom to assert that they have been “inspired by the soulful writing” of the acclaimed Segment essayist Saadat Hasan Manto, lamentably, Skin Of Marble neglects to speak to even a particle of the sort of brightness that Manto remained for.

Skin Of Marble starts with some irregular shots of news sections and a voiceover that discussions about the Hindu-Muslim “nafrat ki aag” seeded by the 1947 Parcel however never does this presentation discover pertinence in the 20-minute long story of the short. A couple of more minutes are squandered dithering into the bashful room talks of the ‘much infatuated’ couple.

Inspired by Manto’s soulful writing, Skin of marble is a poetic take on love and heartache. Watch this short film now.