DHARA

This short film is a special one as it comes straight from our heart. This is a reflection of how we feel as immigrant kids from a conservative family who were not given a chance to choose how we want to live our life and struggle every single day to make a choice because we simply don't know how to because we were never taught how to. So we learned to live our lives accepting things the way they are instead of fighting for what we truly want from life. This short film is a story of an unhappy IT professional is confronted by a killer who would stop at nothing to take away everything from her. She is given 2 life-altering choices. What would she choose?? We curated each scene with an intention. Each frame has a meaning behind it and you can interpret it from each of the characters, the dialog, the emotions and the nuances in the background score. We request you to watch closely for a more enjoyable experience :)

  • Praveen Balaji Thangamani Balasubramanian
    Director
  • Praveen Balaji Thangamani Balasubramanian
    Writer
  • Dhanya Dharma Rajan
    Writer
  • Praveen Balaji Thangamani Balasubramanian
    Producer
  • Dhanya Dharma Rajan
    Producer
  • Dhanya Dharma Rajan
    Key Cast
    "Dhara"
  • Ayushi Pancholi
    Key Cast
    "Arya"
  • Pavithra Yuvaraja
    Key Cast
    "Kala"
  • Praveen Balaji Thangamani Balasubramanian
    Key Cast
    "Stranger"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Thriller, Drama, Horror, Inspirational
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 42 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Praveen Balaji Thangamani Balasubramanian