Tagore Almeida's thought-provoking A God of Sinners centera around four young men who are faced with the prospects of needing to grow up, but who are very resistant to actually doing so. Planning yet another Friday night of drinking, women, and generally goofing off, the four men suddenly get their plans changed and come to realization that growing up may not be optional.
Starring the ensemble of Shashank Arora, Salman Maqsood Khan, Sandhaan Chowdhury, and Akshay Mittal, A God of Sinners has already proven to be popular on the film festival circuit with appearances in the U.S., Canada, and at Cannes in 2013. The film starts off with your fairly typical Friday night routine, as our quartet of young men make plans for a late night gathering at a farmhouse that offers the chance to get away and have some fun. While that very set up has been done to death by indie horror filmmakers, Tagore Almeida goes substantially deeper and ends up with a solid indie short that will have you thinking about it long after the closing credits have rolled.
The ensemble cast has a terrific and believable chemistry, and Rahul Bhatt's original music adds a nice emotional depth to the film. D.P. Arjun Sorte's lensing is effective despite the film's lighting challenges that seem to frequently accompany low-budget indie shorts.