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A young aspiring movie director, Surya, heads to his friend Shakthi’s place one morning to pick him up for a short joyride on his bike. In an unfortunate turn of events, they meet with a terrible accident. Surya survives with a few injuries, but Shakthi, who was riding pillion, loses his life. Everyone around him, including Shakthi’s family blame Surya for Shakthi’s death. This pushes Surya into severe guilt and depression. He finds no point in living anymore after killing his friend. The final scene reveals the outcomes of Surya’s deteriorating mental health and his decision to commit suicide.

  • Umashankar Eshwar
    Writer and Director
  • Karthik P Thunga
    Associate Director
  • Ganu
    Associate Director
  • Srikanth K. V
  • Umashankar Eshwar
  • Akash Shetty
    Key Cast
  • Ganu
    Key Cast
    RH100 (Kannada)
  • Vikas Achar
    Key Cast
  • Ajeeth Kumar
    DOP & Editor
  • Koushik Vishwakarma
    Production Design
  • Melvin Michael
    Music & Sound design
    RH100 (Kannada)
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  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 5 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 24, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    1,300 USD
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    Digital MFT
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    Black & White and Color
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Director Biography

I wanted to become a filmmaker after watching Maniratnam films, notably Nayagan, which inspired and motivated me towards cinema. I started making short films during my college years with my friends where I started learning about cinema. I made two short films prior to directing Aswastha namely Yaar (who) and Uraga Pathaakam. I learnt a lot of lessons in these two short films which made me make Aswastha, slightly at a better scale.

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