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Right Here Right Now (2003) is a short film written and directed by Mumbai based filmmaker Anand Gandhi. It won critical acclaim and wide audience appreciation in the years following its premiere at the Indo-British Film and Video Festival. It has achieved a near-cult status in the Indian parallel cinema.

Right Here Right Now
Directed byAnand Gandhi
Produced byCyclewala Productions
Music bySachin Sanghvi
Release date
  • June 2003 (2003-06)
Running time
29 minutes




  • Anuradha Chandan as Mother
  • Rupesh Tillu as Rickshawwala
  • Tushar Joshi as Uncle
  • Trishla Patel as the Girl in love
  • Parul Bheda as Maidservant
  • Induben Mehta as the Granny

Awards & FestivalsEdit

(partial list)

  • Winner, Best Film (International Short), Syracuse International Film Festival, NY
  • Winner, Best Film (Audience Choice Award), shnit shortfilmfestival, Switzerland
  • Winner, Best Film of the Year award at the Mocha Film Club, Mumbai
  • Official Selection, Tribeca International Film Festival, NY
  • Official Selection, Rome International Film Festival
  • Official Selection, Indo-British Digital Short Film Festival, India

Music TriviaEdit

  • All the soundtracks are original scores composed for the film by Sachin Sanghvi.
  • The voices in the songs "Jheeni" & "Red Blossom Cherry" are Sachin Sanghvi, Naresh Iyer and Amit Trivedi.
  • "Jheeni" is a modified lyric from the 15th Century mystic poet Kabir's song "Jheeni re chadariya".
  • The song "Red Blossom Cherry" is inspired from a Zen Story. In the story, a man is being chased by a vicious snake till he reaches the edge of a cliff. He jumps from the fear of the snake, and clings to a tree. There's a landing ground below, but before he can land, he hears a lion's roar from below. The branch he's clinging to starts dangling. In the midst of all this, he spots a Cherry. He plucks it and eats it. The snake of the past, the lion of the future and the cherry of now!

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