The Mute Call

'Kos' or 'The Mute Call' is a simple story about the exploitation of man. It attempts to show how ‘power' functions in our society by following the daily life of a middle class Indian boy. The film has no dialogues and is a pure juxtaposition of images and sound to convey the ideas and emotions. It is a metaphorical exploration of the same concept with the use of an asynchronous soundscape and formalist film design. The film shows how the system destroys the organic nature of life. The film has various symbolic references to political ideologies and its meaning is based in associations between images and sound.

  • Akash Sharma
  • Akash Sharma
  • Akash Sharma
  • Soumendra Bhattacharya
    Key Cast
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    8 minutes 34 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 10, 2015
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  • Sanford International Film Festival
    Maine, USA
    May 28, 2015
    World Premiere
  • Goa Short Film Festival
    Goa, India
    May 24, 2015
  • The East Side Story Film Festival
    Pune, India
    February 12, 2015
    Best Editing, Best Sound Design
  • Cinesthesia Film Festival
    Kolkata, India
    March 22, 2015
    2nd Runner up for Best Film Award
  • Kolkata Shorts/Docs
    June 28, 2015
    Best Film
  • Ahmednagar International Short Film Festival
    Ahmednagar, Maharashtra
    April 17, 2015
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Akash Sharma

Akash Sharma is a freelance film director and editor. He has directed, edited and assisted in independent and commercial short films, documentaries, corporate films, and ad films.

He has done projects for prestigious clients like the West Bengal United Nations Federation, Rotary Club Pune, and worked as an assistant director in some of the Indian film industry’s top ad and film production houses including Studio Eeksaurus and UVI Productions.

He has worked as an assistant director for the upcoming Bollywood feature film ‘Rahasya’ starring Kay Kay Menon, and directed by Manish Gupta. He was also an Assistant Director in the ad film shoot of Shemaroo’s ‘Master Blasters’ Animated TV series starring Sachin Tendulkar, and for Indomitable Noodles (Nigerian brand).

Akash has edited several international projects produced by Singapore’s Vulcan TV. Some of the work edited was for Facebook, Groupon, Luxola, and Spotify (all Singapore branches).

He has been covered by ‘The Times of India’ Pune edition (India’s best selling daily newspaper) as one of the most promising young filmmakers in the country.

His documentary for the Rotary Club was sent to several countries across the world including Botswana, Burundi, Bujumbura, Zambia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Argentina, Australia, US, Sri Lanka, Nepal, France, Belgium and the UK.
He also directed another documentary, ‘Our Panchayat: An Introspection’ on the problems and reforms needed in the rural government of West Bengal. The documentary was screened in almost every village of West Bengal on giant screens before the 2013 elections, in the hope that it would arouse the consciousness of the people and propel them to vote for change.

He has interviewed eminent personalities like Prof. Saugata Roy (ex Union Minister of State and Urban Development), Mr. P.C SInha, (MLA, West Bengal), and Mr. Sita Ram Sharma (ex Director of UN in Asia-Pacific region and Chairman of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies) for his documentaries.

Akash graduated in Media & Communication (Audio-Visual Specialization) from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune. He was also awarded the Best Audio-Visual Student of his college. He now owns an independent film production house, Great Indian Noise Pictures, in Kolkata.

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