Dead The Unconventional lives

Title: Dead
The Unconventional Lives

In the gripping drama "Dead the Unconventional Lives" we meet Shivani Khanna, a desperate woman whose younger sister is unexpectedly pregnant and determined to terminate the life of an unwanted born child. Overwhelmed by a sense of responsibility and love for her sister Shivani embarks on a treacherous journey to save her from the burdens of motherhood.

Shivani seeks out Dr.Nakul. However Dr. Nakul refuses to aid Shivani in her quest citing his ethical obligations and dedication to preserving life. Despite the setback Shivani refuses to give up.

Undeterred Shivani pursues alternative methods and makes a desperate plea to the hospital's owner. Recognizing an opportunity to gain hospital's Owner agrees to assist Shivani emphasizing to Dr. Nakul that his professional responsibilities should be secondary to the arrangement.

Despite the allure of a significant financial reward Dr. Nakul is torn between his moral compass and the dilemma now before him. The stakes heighten as Shivani's deadline approaches and the power dynamics within the hospital become more apparent.

As the story unfolds Dr. Nakul must confront his own beliefs societal pressures and the limitations of the legal system while Shivani grapples with the consequences of her choices. Meanwhile hidden agendas betrayal and unexpected alliances emerge within the hospital's corridors.

"DEAD The Unconventional Lives" explores the complex moral and ethical questions surrounding the right to choose the value of life and the lengths one will go to protect and save the ones they love. It challenges the audience to question their own preconceived notions and confront the delicate balance between individual agency and the responsibilities we hold towards each other.

Through thought-provoking storytelling "DEAD The Unconventional Lives" deftly delves into the profound human struggle to determine destiny and challenges us to examine the consequences of our actions.

  • Kashif Noon Siddique
  • Kashif Noon Siddique
  • Nimish Bhatnagar
  • Ankit Saini
    Key Cast
    "Dr. Nakul "
  • Shivangi Tyagi
    Key Cast
    "Shivani Khanna"
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    14 minutes 43 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
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    Digital 35 MM
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  • Student Project:
  • film shortfest by Indian film history
    August 22, 2023
    Nomination for Best cinematography
    September 24, 2023
Director Biography - Kashif Noon Siddique

Kashif Noon Siddique

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• Directed a short film Sapne.

• 1st Assistant Director & Post Production Head for Hindi feature film MONICA (political thriller) directed by Mr. Sushen Bhatnagar.

• Associate Director and Production Controller for FTII diploma film AGHWA directed by Mr. Sushen Bhatnagar.

• Chief Assistant Director for a song ‘AKSHAY OORJA’ for Government of India Directed by Mona Saren.

• Production Controller for a regional film GAON KI CHHAON MAIN directed by Amber Salim

• Chief Assistant Director for a corporate film for Rajasthan Govt., RAHIMAN PAANI SANCHIYE, directed by Mr. Devanshu Asthana.


• Associate Director for Daily Soap KAALI-Ek Agni Pariksha, Directed by Mr. Sushen Bhatnagar, aired on Star Plus.

• Associate Director for Daily Soap JEET JAIENGE HUM, Directed by Mr. Sushen Bhatnagar, aired on SONY Entertainment Television.

• Assistant Director for Daily Soap DHARAM-VEER, Directed by Mr. Dharmesh Shah, aired on NDTV Imagine.

• Assistant Director for Daily Soap PRITHVI RAJ CHAHUAN, Directed by Mr. Sahil Kohli, aired Star Puls

• Assistant director for Biweekly show KAB-KYUN AUR KAISE for Doordarshan.


• Worked with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) at Saharnpur for 14 Years.

• Acted in Shabana Azmi Starrer Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Hanseen Sitam. Directed by Rani Balber Kaur.

• Acted in Jis Lahoor Nahi Vekhya..Wo Jnmya Hi Nahi..and … Hai Mera Dil directed by late. Mr. Dinesh Thakur

• Directed a full length play- A tribute to SaAdat Hasan Manto
Directed a full length play- mujhe amrita chahiya
Directed a full length play- Kanyadaan
Directed a full length play- Kashmakash


• Postgraduate diploma in Events & Conference Management from ITFT Chandigrah.

• Airlines Management course from ITFT Chandigarh.

• Graduate in Arts .


Date of Birth: 06-06-1978

Sex: Male

Nationality: Indian

Marital Status: Single

Languages Known: English, Hindi,Urdu And Punjabi

Father’s Name: Late. Mr. Najamul Haque Siddique


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Director Statement

As the director of this project, I am thrilled to bring this captivating story to life on the screen. The synopsis presents an intriguing narrative that combines elements of suspense emotion and personal growth. Through this film I aim to create an immersive and thought-provoking experience for the audience.

The underlying theme of the story resonates deeply with me as it explores the complexities of human emotions and the transformative power of personal choices. I am fascinated by the idea of delving into the depths of our characters' minds unveiling their vulnerabilities and examining the ripple effects of their actions.

Visually I intend to create a distinct aesthetic that complements the tone of the story. Through the use of evocative cinematography and atmospheric lighting we will immerse the audience in the emotional journey of our protagonists. Furthermore, I envision utilizing strong visual motifs and symbolic imagery to convey the internal struggles and external conflicts faced by the characters.

The heart of this film lies in the performances of our talented cast. It will be essential for them to authentically portray the complexities of their characters capturing the subtleties of human behavior and emotional nuances. Additionally, I aim to collaborate closely with the production design team to create rich and detailed environments that enhance the narrative and reflect the internal worlds of our characters.

Sound design and music will also play a crucial role in eliciting a visceral response from the audience. By carefully crafting a sonic landscape that heightens the tension and emotional depth of the story we will immerse viewers further into the gripping narrative unfolding onscreen.

Collaboration is key to the success of any film and I am fortunate to be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team. Together we will work tirelessly to bring the vision of this film to life creating a captivating experience that challenges and engages the audience.

Ultimately this film aims to spark a conversation and leave a lasting impression on its viewers. It is my hope that through this story we can explore the complexities of human nature the power of redemption and the choices that shape our lives.

I am excited to embark on this journey and see this project come to fruition. With passion creativity and a genuine commitment to storytelling I am confident that this film will resonate with audiences and leave a profound impact.