Naina, a young woman is waiting for the cab that would take her to the train station early in the morning. As the cab approaches, she realizes it is a different car than the one assigned for her pickup, even after questioning the driver and talking to the cab company customer service, Naina reluctantly decides to get into the car out of concern that she might miss her train.

What then starts as a mundane ride transforms into a life and death situation for Naina. Things get worse for Naina as she finds herself stuck between the thin line of reality and imaginary.

With the rising fear, Naina finally realizes this journey would bury her in the depths of a dark and troubled past if she does not confront her innermost demons.

  • Suraj Nair
    ((ECHO)), BHRAMANAM, The Uninvited, Positive Poles, Rocker
  • Suraj Nair
  • Suraj Nair, Vinod G, Vipin Jose, Sandeep Varma
  • Parvathy Krishnan
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  • Srijith Vallathol
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  • Omana Ouseph
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  • Rayjan Rajan
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  • Chinthu Jose
    Key Cast
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    18 minutes 7 seconds
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    November 12, 2017
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    2,500 USD
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Director Biography - Suraj Nair

A passionate filmmaker and an I.T. Software Professional from India, Suraj made around 12 short films and 1 music video since 2006.
He was felicitated with the prestigious Kerala State Award for 2nd Best Short Film for his 11th short film 'Echo' during 2014.

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Director Statement

Hello Everyone,

'Awakening' is my 12th short film. Psychological Thrillers are my favorite genre and subconsciously most of my short films fall into this genre and 'Awakening' is NO exception.

The story delves around Naina who is waiting for a cab to reach the nearby railway station. The ride, unfortunately, takes an ugly turn for Naina and the situation compels her to encounter the gruesome painful past. In the midst, it reaches to a point wherein she finds herself in a deadlock situation struggling between real and imaginary worlds.

The film is entirely shot and produced in India and I sincerely hope you would enjoy this film, as much I did making it in the first place.

Suraj Nair