Exciting new fantasy short, The Black Cat, directed by Indian award-winning filmmaker Bhargav Saikia, is now available worldwide on Youtube. The 20-minute film, which is an official adaptation of a short story by celebrated author Ruskin Bond, has a stylish fantastical style that brings a new voice in genre cinema. With strong buzz in the festival circuit, The Black Cat is one of the most highly anticipated genre short films of the year.
"The whole experience of making The Black Cat was an absolute joy," says director Bhargav Saikia. "It was a dream come true for me to collaborate with legendary writer Ruskin Bond, who has always been an inspiration and an integral part of my growing up years. I strongly believe The Black Cat will appeal to younger audiences as well as adults."
The Black Cat is the latest work of Ruskin Bond that has been adapted for celluloid. Bond, who is an Indian author of British descent, is a Padma Bhushan awardee (the third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India) and he is widely considered as India's favorite author of children’s literature. Click the link to watch the whole thing.