Karthik Shankar is a talented short filmmaker. He is also an internet sensation through his mind-blowing short films and its varying concepts. Moreover, he is a musician and the back-score composer of most of his films. Besides, he is a scriptwriter and has also acted in some of his short films. He is indeed a multi-talented individual and an exceptional filmmaker.
Karthik made his first short film (Thudakkam) as a part of his college film club. He subsequently created around 4 other short films during his college days. He later went on to pursue his higher education in Sound Engineering and worked as an assistant director. His knowledge in Sound, helped him to handle the sound design aspect of his short films also.
Karthik’s short films are usually based on simple subjects that everyone can relate to. His works get more than 1 million views on YouTube. Karthik has the unique talent to turn a usually common subject into a sensation by including twists. For instance, one of his short films, Nammude Swantham Swargam portrays the ignorance of the modern generation. The movie shows a couple who abandons their father in an old age home for personal benefits. Although this is a common theme in Indian films, Karthik managed to make it extraordinary with an inspiring climax. At the same time, all his films have amazing messages to offer. His short film, Nethavu, for example, depicts the struggles people go through as a result of frequent hartals. Sharikal Mathram turned out to be his most viewed short film with more than 25 million views.
Karthik believes that he is lucky to have the most supportive parents who have always encouraged him to follow his dreams. He is certainly an inspiration to the youth of India, especially the creatives.
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