Mayajaala

Abhai, a paranoid young IT employee, living away from home in a silicon jungle, feels a sense of apprehension about his love - Divya unspooling away from him. In the midst, when a long-lost friend of Divya - Pranav descends into their life, all hell is set loose for Abhai.

  • Jeevan Chandra
    Director
  • Jeevan Chandra
    Writer
  • Jeevan Chandra
    Producer
  • Gautam Matti
    Cinematography
  • Ajith K.P
    Music
  • Meghaversha K.R
    Sync Sound & Sound Design
  • Srikrishna S
    Key Cast
    "Abhai"
  • Ragahavi Aralagundagi
    Key Cast
    "Divya"
  • Jeevan H Prasad
    Key Cast
    "Pranav"
  • Sweekruthi S A
    Key Cast
    "Anu"
  • Venkatesh Rao
    Key Cast
    "Uncle"
  • Akshay Meti
    Key Cast
    "Manoj"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Psychological Drama
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 10, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    Kannada
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3, 2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Jeevan Chandra

For almost 6 years my main profession has been and continuous to be a Mechanical Design Engg., but I always have been passionate about films and stories. I’m self-taught and spent many years understanding story techniques and scripted few scripts, then slowly moved to direct short film.

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Director Statement

Living all my life in Metropolitan city and being surrounded by people who have come from other cities and villages, I envied their freedom. They are the once who live out the city life to the fullest, while we barely explore the other side of the city.
I have been around them long enough to know the anxiety and burden they carry being away from home. Though technology, esp. INTERNET has helped to bridge that gap. Internet has two sides to it, boon and bane. Living through the pandemic it was evident how misinformation spread.

This story explores the state of mind of people living away from home and the complexity the technology brings into their life.