Nayantara’s Necklace – Review

Nayantara's Necklace highlights the pertinent message of being yourself and to stop emulating others.

After the critically acclaimed ‘Ahalya’ comes yet another interesting short titled ‘Nayantara’s Necklace’. Directed by ad-man Jaydeep Sarkar, the film delves in to our deep rooted insecurities and that universal “Dil maange more” feel.


A simple middle class homemaker Alka (Tillotama Shome) is highly influenced by her hi-flyingneighbour (Konkona Sen Sharma) to the extent that she apes her style and mannerisms when out on a date with her school buddy (Gulshan Devaiah). Nayantara grooms Alka thoroughly for the ocassion, even to the extent of lending her expensive necklace. For Alka, she is the ideal inspiration until the shocking revealation in the climax hits her hard.

Of the cast, Konkona Sen Sharma is effortless as always. Tillotama Shome, playing a somewhat diffident person, delivers a completely natural performance. In fact, a major part of the 20 minute film is in form of conversation between the two ladies and their camaraderie looks absolutely real. Gulshan Devaiah leaves a mark in a cameo role.

Overall, Nayantara’s Necklace highlights the pertinent message of living life being yourself and to stop emulating others. The grass may look greener on the other side but we never know what lies beneath….

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Sumeet Nadkarni A Chartered Accountant by Profession. A Self-Styled Film Critic by Passion

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