Halahal is a Indian Hindi language crime thriller short film helmed and written by Randeep Jha and produced by Zeishan Quadri. The movie is based on the Vyapam Scam 2013 that was related to the recruitment and admissions in Madhya Pradesh and the mysterious deaths that were linked to it. The plot revolves around a father who wants justice and who wants to track down the reason behind the mysterious death of his daughter. The movie is streaming on ErosNow and premiered on 21st September 2020.Dr. Shiv Sharma the father of a girl who found his daughter’s burnt dead body on the road side of Ghaziabad in a bizarre incident. Before the autopsy report would come in, the police declared the death of his daughter as suicide. He was told that she committed suicide and he wasn’t convinced that his daughter has committed suicide so he took help of a cop to unveil the truth behind his daughter’s death. His daughter Archana was a medical student who was helping the young medical aspirants to crack the entrance exams of MBBS. Dr. Shiv wasn’t convinced with the fact that his daughter could have committed suicide and he suspected that his daughter’s death is linked with her institute and the coaching institutes.The background of the movie is a scam related to medical entrance exams which happens in North India. Many politicians and racketeers were detained for sending imposters to the examination centers. The investigation revealed many casualties of students, witnesses and journalists. As the movie progresses many shocking incidents and mishaps are revealed and the bad face of the corrupt world is unveiled.Sachin Khedekar is playing the titular role of Dr. Shiv Sharma the father of the deceased medical student. Khedekar is an Indian director and actor and he is famous for his work in Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu, Tamil, and Gujarati films. He played the titular role of Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in the movie ‘Bose: The Forgotten Hero’ and has received the award of Best Actor in Historical role for the same. He has done many television shows Samvidhaan, Imtihaan, Sailaab, Teacher, Abhimaan, Your Honour, Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai,Chal Navachi Vachal Vasti, Kon Hoeel Marathi Crorepati, Aankhi ek Kahani and Shauryagatha Abhimanachi(2017). He was also featured in the web series Hutatma. He was born in Mumbai and has a degree from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College.Barun Sobti is playing the role of the cop, who helps Dr. Shiv is investigating the reason of death behind his daughter. He is an Indian television and film actor who started his acting career with Star Plus’s Shraddha and later got featured in a negative role in Dill Mill Gayye. He got the leading role in 2010 in the serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. His debut romantic comedy film in Bollywood was Adeeb Rais’s Main Aur Mr. Riight (2014). His web debut was Hotstar’s original web series Tanhaiyan 2017. Other web series he was featured in are Asur and The Great Indian Dysfunctional Family. He was also featured in short films Dry Dreams and the Voot’s Derma.The performances of the cast are worth watching with a good storyline based on true events. The tagline ‘suicide or murder?’ itself attracts the interest of the viewers. The story is all about how the nation losses the bright young minds because of the few corrupt people.

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