Sleeping Partner (Flipkart Video): A stand against marital rape

Marriages are said to be sacred oaths of love and commitment, but that’s not always the case. Flipkart Video’s short film ‘Sleeping Partner’ is a portrayal of how marriages can go drastically wrong.

The trailer shows Sharad (Sanjay Kapoor), a businessman who thinks lowly of his wife Beena (Divya Dutta). He even ironically introduces her to his office colleague as a ‘sleeping partner’ in the business, a clever reference to how he treats her.

Their marriage has hit rock bottom, with Sharad only using her as a means for sexual pleasure, without even bothering to get consent. Beena, on the other hand, finds love in a younger man and finally decides to revolt against marital rape.

Here’s how the platform described it:

Thodi sehmi. Par kaafi strong. Everybody has a Zindagi inShort.

Directed by Punarvasu Naik, the short film is a part of Flipkart’s project titled Zindagi inShort; a compilation of seven love stories. The anthology has been produced by Guneet Monga’s Sikhya Entertainment.

Zindagi inShort will begin streaming from 19th February.

Here’s the trailer for Sleeping Partner:

Other short films from Zindagi inShort:

  1. Chhaju Ke Dahi Bhalle (Flipkart Video): Love over chaat

2. Swaaha (Flipkart Video): Almost a happy marriage

3. Pinni (Flipkart Video): Dessert and disharmony

4. Sunny Side Upar (Flipkart Video): The bright side of life

5. Thappad (Flipkart Video): Fight back

6. Nano So Phobia (Flipkart Video): When your nightmare becomes your reality

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