X: Past Is Present Story
Directors: Abhinav Shiv Tiwari, Anu Menon, Hemant Gaba, Nalan Kumarasamy, Pratim D. Gupta, Q, Raja Sen, Rajshree Ojha, Sandeep Mohan, Sudhish Kamath, Suparn Verma
X: Past Is Present is a collaborative feature film which was directed by a team of 11 directors. The movie features a total 11 films with different stories which somehow converges at some point. The first part of the film is titled as 'Past is Present'. In this section, a director named K goes to a film festival party and meets a girl half his age. Throughout the night, the girl reminds K of all the women in his life. The second section '17 Presents' tells the story of a young K who was in school and had a girlfriend named Shireen. The third section 'Oysters' tells the story of K who in London secretly film a woman. In the fourth section 'Biryani', K's wife Rija confronts him about his affair with an actress and tells him that she has aborted their baby. The fifth section '8 to 8' tells the story of a young K who was in Kolkata and falls in love with Shiuli via poems they wrote to each other.
'Ice Maid' is the sixth part of the film where K experiences writer's block and spikes drinks with Basanti, his maid. This results in a hallucinogenic trip and sees Basanti in two characters Chandramukhi and Paro from Devdas. 'Fin' reconciles the memory of K having a flirtatious encounter with Sanjana in California. 'Yaadein' shows K's nightmare of a car accident where he is seen driving a pregnant woman. 'Audition' shows the dilemma of K to cast his mistress, an ageing actress and new actress whom he wants to cast. In the tenth segment of the film 'Knot', K recalls going through a mock interview which was done by his then-lover veena. In the eleventh and last segment of the film 'Summer Holiday', K recalls an Aunty seducing him so that her husband can rape him.
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