Heena Dsouza’s short film Faded attempts to question the conventional understanding of how a love story is narrated, be it in a book or a film. Through snapshots from the story of Mumbai residents Megha (Melissa Raju Thomas) and Sid (Arjun Radhakrishnan), the film argues that relationships in real life hardly fit into a three-act structure or have neat or clear endings.

“If this were a love story, it would conveniently end in a tragedy or in a happily ever after scenario,” Sid says in the film. “But unlike love stories, endings are hard to predict in love.”

The film is available on Humara Movie’s YouTube channel.

Faded (2019).