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A traumatized child who misinterprets the last words of his dying mother meets a girl who is in a dreadful clutch of depression, what conspires next is a mystery.

  • Ashwin Sapna Ramnath Karande
  • Ashwin Sapna Ramnath Karande
  • Sapna Ramnath Karande
  • Ashwin Sapna Ramnath Karande
  • Manav Soneji
    Key Cast
    "Sanjeev Mehra"
  • Pranjali Varma
    Key Cast
  • Sapna Ramnath Karande
    Key Cast
    "Sanjeev's Mother"
  • Rushan Ahuja
    Key Cast
    "Young Sanjeev"
  • Zeil Shah
    Key Cast
  • Poornima Karande
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Suspense, Mystery, Crime, Indie
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    840 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Hindi
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Director Biography - Ashwin Sapna Ramnath Karande

Ashwin Sapna Ramnath Karande is a 24 years old director, writer, editor, vfx/animation artist and a poet who is born and brought up in Mumbai, India. Ashwin grew up watching movies and animes that enticed him completely which helped him forge one dream, to give people a new perspective of the world we live in. Currently studying Vfx and Animation at Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics, where he was awarded for his work in various short films and received gold award for his work in an animated short film titled 'Ooh Shit'. Ashwin has several film credits, some of which are on IMDb and others are uncredited. His recent work was as an Assistant Director for an Indian regional movie Titled 'Gujarat 11' Directed by National award winner director his guru Jayant Gilatar which is based on Football. Directors such as Stanley kubrick, Steven Spielberg, M Night Shyamalan and Anurag Kashyap are his Idols. Sci-Fi and fantasy movies are what Ashwin craves for the most and so he dreams to one day create something so spectacular and magnificent that mesmerizes audiences around the globe. This short film titled 'Moksh' is his debut film as a Director.

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Director Statement

From past few years in India, mental health and sexual offense has been a pressing issue and so while writing the script and screenplay for MOKSH, I had a clear vision as to what perspective to present our audience with. Moksh is surely going to turn heads with its griping story/character built up and apt screenplay along with suitable treatment. The main purpose of MOKSH is to let people dive into the situations that the characters in the film are going through and give them a new outlook or rather a new perspective towards the same. I hope MOKSH will do justice towards the idea of mental health and sexual offense.

In the end I would like to present a poem which is relatable with the theme of 'MOKSH'.

A Lost Boy.

A boy once lost,
Has found his way.
He was home,
But still a stray.

Shadows he savoured,
Never the light of day.
He yearned for inner peace,
But did he say.

He was a lonely needle,
In a stack of hay.
Desperate to be found,
All he could do is pray.

To captain a sinking ship,
He did all he may.
In a treacherous world of scavengers,
He was everything but a prey!

Thank you.