Living Idle

Living Idle
Movie Short

Living Idle is a symbolic short film that reflects actions have consequences.

This is the story of an artist - a creative sculptor of idols,
that puts life and colour into clusters of mud and clay.
Ironically, he fails to add colour to his own creation- his world, his family, his child.

The narrative revolves around how a creation of the sculptor-
an idol of Goddess Durga punishes him (by rendering him indisposed and idle),
when he crosses all limits of abuse and shows him a life of yearning.
The film concludes with a deep dawn of realisation - of how a single action-
takes away from him his ability to be a prolific sculptor-
that of clay and stone and that of his child's future.

The film is embedded with contrasting symbolism, as aptly reflected in its title,
most strongly that of the strength of a woman, of a mother, which is -
representative in Goddess Durga's rendition of 'Good over Evil'.

IMDB :
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6126410/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

  • Mrs.Satyaramana & Mr.Ramana
    Producer
  • Ramana
    Director
    Story,Screenplay and Direction
  • Anil Charnjeett
    Key Cast
    Lead Actor
  • Geetanjali Mishra
    Key Cast
    Lead Actress
  • Aaliya Shaikh
    Supporting Cast
    Child Artist(Baby)
  • Alfiya Shaikh
    Supporting Cast
    Child Artist
  • Ayaskant Baral
    Cinematography
  • Varaprasad J V
    Editing
  • Varaprasad J V
    Original Music Score
  • Ramana
    Writer
  • Ramana
    Screenplay
  • Gautam Siddhartha
    Dialogues (Hindi)
  • Ramana
    Art Direction
  • Ramana
    Production Design
  • Mitesh Sawant
    Makeup
    Prakash ( assistant makeup artist ), Babli ( Hair stylist )
  • Satyaramana
    Costume Design
    Ajay Nayak
  • Vikrant studios
    Post-Production
    Ranganath Gowda ( head of postproduction )
  • Vikrant studios
    VFX ( Visual Effects )
  • Vikrant studios
    Sound Design & Soundtrack
    Varaprasad J V ( Sound Design ) Suresh M Sharma ( Soundmix engineer )
  • Ramana
    Poster Design
  • artbyramana
    Production
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 19, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Film Language:
    Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Red epic
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • WINNER 80 INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
    Mumbai
    India
    July 1, 2019
    Most Awards Winning First Indian Short Film. Official selections :92,Semi Finalists : 17,Finalist : 11,Globally Film screening : 250,
  • (LAIFFA) Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.
    7083 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90028
    United States
    August 26, 2017
    Fairbanks and Mary Pickford Theatre
    Best Foreign Film Short (Annual Winner-Aug2017) and (Monthly Winner-Feb2017)
  • (HIMPFF) Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival.
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 27, 2018
    Historic Raleigh Studios Hollywood
    Best Foreign Film Short (Annual Winner-Jan2018) and (Monthly Winner-Feb2017)
  • International Independent Film Awards
    Encino, CA 91316
    United States
    March 23, 2017
    Diamond Award & Platinum Award ( Best Production Design & Best Narrative Short )
  • (DMOFF) Direct Monthly Online Film Festival
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada
    April 1, 2017
    Best Film (Feb17)
  • Best Shorts Competition
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    United States
    July 4, 2017
    Award of Merit
  • Accolade Global Film Competition Awards
    La Jolla, CA 92039,
    United States
    March 7, 2017
    WINNER.Awards of Merit Special Mention
  • ( FICOCC ) FIVE CONTINENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Av. Municipal, CC Regina, Oficina 5 Puerto la Cruz, Anzoategui 6023
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    May 1, 2017
    Winner in 6 categories. Best Art Direction . Best Costume design . Special Mention Drama . Special Mention Supporting Actress . Special Mention Original music score . Special Mention Production design
  • Moscowcity International FILM Festival
    Moscow
    Russian Federation
    February 13, 2017
    illusion of cinema,Moscow
    Best One Shot Film (Feb17)
  • RedCornerFestival
    RCFF 401 New Turnpike Road Cochecton, NY,
    Sweden
    March 1, 2017
    Winner.(Best Acting) (Feb17)
  • The Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards
    London,
    United Kingdom
    February 1, 2017
    Best Short Film (made for more than $10,000)
  • Southern Shorts Awards
    Roswell, Georgia.
    United States
    April 15, 2017
    Aurora Cineplex
    WINNER ( Award of Merit ) in 7 categories. Best Picture . Best Director . Best Production Design . Best Cinematographer . Best Music . Best Edting . Best Sound Design and Musictrack
  • (WIIFF) Whatashort Independent International Film Festival
    Delhi
    India
    July 8, 2017
    Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
    Best Short film (Fiction)
  • (TBIFF)The Buddha International Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    June 11, 2017
    Best Short Film
  • (GIFF)Gujarat International Film Festival of India
    Surat,Gujarat
    India
    June 24, 2017
    Best Writer And Director
  • Aab International Film Festival
    Moga, Punjab 142001
    India
    February 15, 2017
    BEST FILM (Feb17)
  • Lake View International Film Festival
    Ludhiana,Punjab
    India
    August 5, 2017
    Punjab Bhawan,Ludhiana, Punjab
    BEST INDIAN SHORT FILM (Annual Winner-Sep2017) and (Monthly Winner-Mar2017)
  • 4th Noida International Film Festival
    Noida (Delhi NCR)
    India
    February 12, 2017
    Hide Away Suites,Elixir Business Park,Sector-127,Noida
    Special Festival mention
  • Indian World Film Festival-17 ( IWFF )
    Hyderabad
    India
    March 19, 2017
    Aditya Park Sarovar Portico
    Honorable Jury Mention
  • Pune Short Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    June 10, 2017
    Honorable Jury Mention
  • CW-Cinema of the World
    Mumbai
    India
    August 7, 2017
    Mithibai College
    BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • 4th PINK CITY INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN
    India
    September 1, 2017
    Mahima Heritage,
    (BEST MUSIC) (BEST ACTING)
  • Indian Peacock International Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    October 5, 2017
    Best Filmmaker . Best Cinematography . Best BG Score
  • (CSIFF) Chhatrapati Shivaji International Film Festival
    Pune
    India
    December 23, 2017
    NFAI, Kothrud, Pune,
    Best Film
  • Asia South East-Short Film Festival
    The Hive Saigon
    Viet Nam
    December 9, 2017
    Honorable mention
  • Screen Short Fest 17
    Kalyani, West Bengal 741235
    India
    January 14, 2018
    BEST FILM
  • Global Film Festival Awards
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    November 30, 2018
    Best Original Content. Best Actress (Honorable Mention)
  • Festigious Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    United States
    January 6, 2018
    Original Story (Honorable Mention)
  • JODHPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Jodhpur, Rajasthan 342026
    India
    December 28, 2017
    Jodpur
    BEST CONCEPT
  • Los Angeles Film Awards
    Los Angeles
    United States
    January 2, 2018
    Best First Time Director
  • Aakruti-My Creation International Film Festival.
    Mumbai
    India
    February 25, 2018
    BEST FILM and BEST ACTOR
  • SAKSHI(Nenu Sakthi)WomensDay Film Festival
    Hyderabad
    India
    March 7, 2018
    Visveswara Bhavan
    Best Film
  • Chambal International Film Festival
    Kota,Rajasthan
    Indonesia
    March 10, 2018
    Best actor
  • Grecanica International Film Festival
    Melito di Porto Salvo, Reggio Calabria
    Italy
    May 16, 2018
    Best Music Film
  • Telly Awards (The 39th Annual Telly Awards)
    Ashland,ky41101
    United States
    August 28, 2018
    Silver Award Winner (peoples telly)
  • Wales International Film Festival
    Swansea
    Wallis and Futuna
    October 4, 2018
    Dylan Thomas Centre 1 Somerset Place
    BEST BOLLYWOOD.SHORT FILM
  • Golden Earth Film Award

    United Kingdom
    November 7, 2018
    Best First Time Director
  • KALA SAMRUDDHI INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Mumbai
    India
    October 1, 2018
    GOLD AWARD.BEST FILM(MUMBAI)
  • 2nd ASF (Annabhau sathe International Short Films Festival)
    Pune
    India
    October 28, 2018
    Nationl Film Archive
    BEST EDING
  • Atharva Film Festival
    Mumbai
    India
    March 9, 2017
    Atharva Institute Of Film And Television
    Honorable mention
  • Bengals International
    Bangalore
    India
    October 28, 2018
    WINNER.Best Film
  • Model N Movie International Short Film Festival
    Howrah,Kolkata
    India
    January 12, 2019
    Vivekananda Seminar Hall
    Gold medal for "Noble Work",Best Film,and Best Actress
  • Red Wood Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    January 21, 2019
    Best Drama
  • RiFF. Rajasthan International Film Festival
    JAIPUR, Rajasthan
    India
    January 19, 2019
    INOX Insignia
    BEST FILM
  • Shunya International Film Festival
    mumbai
    India
    January 31, 2019
    BEST FILM ( RunnerUp),and Best Actress
  • Crown Wood International Film Festival
    Kolkata, West Benga
    India
    April 7, 2019
    Best Actor, and Best Actress
  • Equality International Film Festival 2018
    Sacramento, CA 95815
    United States
    April 13, 2019
    Winner
  • Queen Palm International Film Festival
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    United States
    April 10, 2019
    Best Short-Foreign(Silver).Best Supporting Actress(Silver)Best Actor(Bronge)Best Poster(Silver).
  • Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA)
    MANILA
    Philippines
    May 6, 2019
    UPFI Film Center,1101 Diliman,Quezon city.
    Best First Time Director . Best Cinematography . Best Sound . Best Costume Design .Best Actor . Best Supporting Actress
  • Best Global Shorts
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu
    India
    May 14, 2019
    Best Fictional Short
Distributor Information
  • artbyramana
    Country: India
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Ramana

Ramana is an upcoming Indian Director and had also specialized his skills in Art Direction, Visual Story Telling and Visual Scripting. Throughout his career, he has worked in many great films like Puss in Boots, Madagascar, Elizabeth 2 & 3, Prince of Persia etc.
Ramana has been working in the movie business for over 20 years and has been a part of a renowned studios like DreamWorks. He has always been an inspiration to the people of Indian animation industry.
He started his journey in the Animation Industry armed with a BFA and a Diploma in animation film-making, and inspired by Disney's traditional storytelling and their electrifying characters. He walked the path of animation and live action for 19 years, exploring various film formats along the way, including visual scripting and visual development. Having discovered that his strength lay in Direction, he has now graduated into a full time Director. His best works include those done for Mr Shekhar Kapur (Director:Elizabeth)
and, on various DreamWorks projects, including Puss In Boots and Madagascar 3.

“Art, not only represents the outward appearance of things but their inward significance too”. Looking at Ramana’s work, this feels so true. Not only he has worked in many famous films but has also made some of the finest artworks.

my Links :
IMDB :
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5744023/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Art station :
https://www.artstation.com/artist/artbyramana

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Director Statement

The hunger for food,
the hunger for physical fulfillment and
the hunger for creativity are natural, necessary and common human instincts.
However, an unbalanced, excessive and uncontrolled desire to fulfill one's hunger
leads to dire consequences, which is the story of The short 'Living Idle'.

Living Idle is my debut short film. With the earlier experience of working under Hollywood director Mr. Shekar Kapur, I attempted this short film. I wanted to do an emotional short film in feature film standards, with a main idea of holding the emotions of audience through out the movie without any distraction or deviation. So, I took enough care in all aspects of the film, starting from pre-production, casting, cinematography, editing, art direction, music etc without compromising on any minute details.
I hope I achieved the desired result and will connect the viewers as well.

The story of Living Idle ..

started with the basic idea of Unconditional Love.

How a women loves her husband and family and goes to any extent to shed her love without any expectations or without any bias of the deeds what the opponent does to her.

In Act01 we see how pathetic her condition is in terms of financial burden, husband's misbehavior, kids expectations etc, still she never gave up, kept trying to fix the situations.

In Act02, looking at her condition and the situation which was going through, the nature itself tried to control by pouring rain drops on him to disturb. since his cruelty is at the peak, he gets the punishment from the divine.

In Act03, we see how she turns her pathetic condition into a beautiful life,

Living idle of husband and supporting the family by becoming the bread earner of the home. Looking at all of these, the husband finally understands..

what a true love is and how his wife had become his mother, by forgiving all his ruthless deeds which he did in the past.
So, we concluded the film saying a true and unconditional love has immense power to change any worst condition.