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Vikram aka Vicky’s depression becomes a severe psychiatric case as his parents Suresh & Anita struggle to find out what could possibly be wrong in a perfect upper middle-class family like theirs. Vicky was an introvert from a young age and at age 21 became suicidal and indifferent to his house environment. While the Aswani family with the hesitant help of a counsellor gradually discover themselves involved in his situation, Vicky on the other hand tries to escape from his illusory trap with medical and artistic assistance both.
The screenplay is adapted from real life experiences of Indian families where suicide rate in teens and young adults is 28 suicides per day. (*National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Data)

  • Sumeet Sudesh Nagdev
  • Sumeet Sudesh Nagdev
  • Sasha Nagdev
  • Darsheel Safary
    Key Cast
    "Vikram Aswani"
    Ishaan Awasthi in Taare Zameen Par (Like stars on earth)
  • Naman Jain
    Key Cast
    "Sagar Aswani"
    Janghya in Chillar Party
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    2 hours 32 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 19, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    60,700 USD
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    Digital Full Frame - Sony Venice
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Director Biography - Sumeet Sudesh Nagdev

Sumeet Nagdev is the Artistic Director of the contemporary dance organisation Sumeet Nagdev Dance Arts or SNDA since 2007. As a child Sumeet studied gymnastics and mallakhamb and slowly moved to studying Jazz, Ballet and Modern with Oscar Unger, Veronica Balsara and Mahesh Mahbubani respectively. In 2007 he was awarded a scholarship with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York and with ECNAD in Singapore. He further researched and studied under Tripura Kashyap for Dance Therapy and Pandita Uma Dogra in Kathak while concurrently running SNDA. In 2010 he was shortlisted as an international choreographer in residence for the 6-week American Dance Festival where he first performed and choreographed in USA. He has choreographed 11 full length dance productions namely Gandhi is Alive, Resonate, Trishna, Dashanan, Jan-Jaati, Talkative Dancer and Dhrut that have been performed in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Jaipur, Seattle, Lisbon, New Jersey, New York and Bali. Other than performing at dance festivals across the country Sumeet along with his company has also created more than 65 television advertisements, Music Videos and Film Projects with various Indian Film Artists namely Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Hema Malini, Ayushman Khurrana, Anusha Dandekar, Ranveer Singh, Virat Kohli and many more. His recent work Jan-Jaati was lauded as the most evocative choreography of the year by Senior Editor Yogesh Pawar, whereas top dance critics of India rated SNDA as the company to look forward to in the coming years. Recently Sumeet has directed and choreographed music videos for Netflix Film Brijmohan Amar Rahe although the most challenging work for him was choreographing for AR Rahman’s film titled ‘99 songs’ coming in 2021.
His creative vision for 2018's Tata Tea Jaago Re Ad campaign was lauded globally winning multiple awards for creativity whereas his 2019 work for JBL with Ranveer Singh, The recent Tata Sky Body Art Ad Film and the Human Car formation for Hyundai at the Auto Expo 2020 have been another creative journey for him and the artists of SNDA that has attracted critics to take notice of Sumeet’s writing and visualisation skills too.
Sumeet has directed 24 Large Scale Musicals in places such as Mayo College Ajmer, Daly College Indore, Vantage Hall Dehradun, American School of Bombay, Heritage Udaipur, Delhi World Ajmer, Sanskar Jaipur and Rajkumar College Rajkot.. Sumeet’s expertise in creating visual experiences went a step further when he was invited by The Daly College & Royal Holkars to create a Docu-Drama Musical film (45 mins) on the life of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar. The Docu- Drama will release on Indian OTT Platforms in 2022.
After writing his feature film script since 2017, in 2021 Sumeet was able to find the right partners to collaborate and create his first full length feature film titled, Mukt - The Freedom Chrnonicles
With the help of Sasha Nagdev As the Producer under the banner Sasha Productions the project was green lit and taken forward as an independent film creation in 2022

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Director Statement

HO JA MUKT is a culmination of my life experiences in the world of communication. It fascinates me how the human mind is capable of communicating through so many mediums other than words and what surprises me is that as we progress with time our dependency on words somehow keeps increasing.

The screenplay is personal and researched both. When research showed that every hour a student under the age of 25 commits suicide in India it became more important for me to make this personal journey public.
When I was last asked what do I wish to achieve from this film, I answered - Even if it saves 1 life, I have achieved what I set out for.