KALKI is a short film which depicts the public outrage against the weak laws and enforcement in India, against rape cases. The conviction rate for rape cases in India is around 26% and there is growing public opinion against convicts escaping due to the loopholes in the law. The movie revolves around the desperation of Sankaranarayanan who's daughter was raped and killed by a neighbor. Having worked in the court as a clerk for 25 years, he had complete faith in law until the day when the death sentence for Govindachamy, who was the prime suspect in the very infamous Soumya Rape case, was canceled by the Supreme Court of India citing non-existence of solid evidence. Through the emotions of Sankaranarayanan, the movie explores the feelings of rape case victims and their families, when convicts escape using the loopholes in the law.

  • Harish Mohan
    Burning Desire
  • Harish Mohan
    Burning Desire
  • Hari Rajan
  • Rabin Ranji
  • Indrans
    Key Cast
  • Vineeth Mohan
    Key Cast
  • Rabin Ranji
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Social Thriller
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 30, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Fesellen International Short Film Festival
    March 14, 2017
  • Cochin International Short Film Festival
    March 18, 2017
Director Biography - Harish Mohan

Harish Mohan is an Indian short film maker and he has done 2 short films in Malayalam language. The first short film named 'Burning Desire' bagged awards for Second Best Film at Kappa TV Short Film Festival, Best Actor at QISA short film festival and Best Script at Guruvayoor Short Film Festival. KALKI is the second short film directed by Harish Mohan and it has the veteran Malayalam actor Indrans and young actor Vineeth Mohan in the lead roles.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

KALKI was born out of the desperation after reading the news about the Supreme Court of India's judgment, canceling the death sentence for Govindachamy - the prime suspect in the very infamous Soumya Rape case. In spite of being such a controversial case and the public having no doubts about the suspect, the court canceled the death penalty citing absence of strong evidences. This made me sad and I thought about the message this sends to the other rape case victims and how they would feel about it.