And haply the Queen -Moon is on her throne Cluster`d around by all her starry Fays.”
“A street urchin watches the moon intently… it is in full glory… veiled in its many splendours… can
he reach it? Is it possible for a mortal soul to touch even slightly the hem of its white incandescent
Once upon a time in KOLKATA there lived a lonely little boy called Tubelight (Moon). His daily routine
included washing yellow taxis and making them sparkle like pure gold. But where is the twinkle in his
lonely life? Love comes to his rescue… the boy falls in love with queen of the night sky-the Moon.
With a single-minded determination, he tries to get hold of this miracle straight from the sky but in
vain. He realizes it is impossible. Is pure love always unrequited? An award-winning Bengali short
film about the little boy`s love for the moon told through vividly lucid visuals in the backdrop of the
languid city of Kolkata suddenly plunged into darkness.
About the Director…
Shlok Sharma, born and brought up in Mumbai, started his career very early in life as a
production assistant in an acclaimed Hindi film director Vishal Bharadwaj’s film, The Blue
Umbrella, in 2004.
Films as an Assistant Director:
Blood Brothers (2007)
No Smoking (Art Supervisor, 2008)
One, Two Three (Chief AD, 2008)
Dev.D (Chief AD, 2009)
That Girl In Yellow Boots script supervisor (yet to be released)
Second Unit Director:
Wassipur Part 1(Working title, under production) Directed By Anurag Kashyap
Gang of Wassipur Part 2 (Working title, under production) Directed By Anurag Kashyap
As a Writer:
D END which was officially selected in Locarno Film Festival, 2010.
As a Director (short films):
Cut it (for UTV motion pictures)
Tubelight Ka Chaand (for Anurag Kashyap films) Won at Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles
and Special mentioned By Jury.
The Joy of Giving. (for Anurag Kashyap films) Official Selected Indian Film Festival Of Los
Haraamkhor featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui, premiered at the 15th New York Indian Film
Festival and won the Silver Gateway of India trophy at the 17th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.
He also created two more short films, R.I.P (Romance In Peace) for the storytelling platform
Terribly Tiny Tales and Beautiful World for the news publication The Quint,that featured
Shweta Tripathi. To gain complete artistic control over his next film, Zoo, Shlok Sharma decided
to shoot it with an IPhone 6S Plus and produced the film himself. The film had its
international premiere at the 2017 Busan International Film Festival and India premiere at the
2017 MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. The film was picked up by Netflix for online distribution. In
2019, Shlok produced the sci fi film Cargo.