Synthetic Sati is a Bengali short film directed by Rishav Ghosh, who was 19 when the film was made. He previously directed Agamani (2019), Drishtika: I See You (2017), The Headphone (2014). The film was mainly released and shown in various film festivals. The film stars Sauraseni Maitra who is known for her performance in Generation Ami. The film also stars Kheya Chattopadhyay as the other lead. Other casts include Prantik Banerjee, Gargee Banerjee, Suvosmita Mukherjee. The film talks about the dual lives people lead today; a synthetic life behind masks in social media and another life in the real world. The film tries to give the message to connect and spend more time with real people around us, rather than virtual people on social media.
The story is about Paro (played by Sauraseni Maitra) an introvert girl who has no friends at all, and is always busy in her own imaginations. Suddenly she becomes a complete social outcast when her ex-boyfriend spreads allegations against her on social media and Paro gradually sinks into depression. When all hopes are gone, she meets a virtual friend with the pseudonym Synthetic Sati (played by Kheya Chattopadhyay) on a messaging app. The friendship with her virtual friend Synthetic Sati changes Paro and her way of looking at life.