Mute Water

The time is rude. Joblessness suffers the downtrodden people. One father of a motherless kid also lost his usual job. So, for livelihood he had to indulge himself in some extra work to which he was not accustomed to. His desire to pacify his son's appetite and to defy starvation he tried his best to earn from the new job. He dreamt of a successful life where his son will be illuminating. His son will go to fine school in attractive attire, will have good food.
But fortunes never come to the poor! His dream and struggle to survive like other ordinary people, his deep desire to fulfil their hunger comes to a deadly end when he charges his harpoon to a big fish from his boat. But alas it is not a fish but his little son who drops from the other end of the boat!

  • Sahidul Haque
  • Sahidul Haque
  • Biplab Jyoti Bhuyan
    Key Cast
  • Nayanjyoti Saikia
    Key Cast
  • Sahidul Haque
  • Sahidul Haque
    Sound Design, Editing, Colour Grading, Cinematography
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    16 minutes 20 seconds
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    June 25, 2021
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    16,000 USD
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Director Biography - Sahidul Haque

Sahidul Haque an Actor/ Director/ Designer and Painter, belongs to the beautiful land of Assam, Nagaon. He was an active practionner of Folk Theatre till college, then his love for theatre led me to HCRFTA, Himachal where he got his training. He then joined the NSD TIE Co. was an actor- teacher for 7 years. During his tenure I conducted various workshops for children/adult/teachers, devised plays and also performed for them.

He had directed more than 30 plays in language like Hindi, English, Assamese, Tiwa. And also participated in many National-International Theatre Festival like Bharat Rang Mahotsav (2017, 2019, 2020) as a play director, National Poorvottar Natya Samaroh (2016,2018) by NSD as a play director, Natasurjya Theatre Festival etc.

He also did set design for many productions. He was honored the Best Director and the Best Choreographer 2020 by Mahindra Excellency in Theatre Award (META) 2020 and his directed play The Old Man also received the Best Actor and Best Light Design too in total of 7 Nominations of different categories.

He produced and directed many short films. Among them the film MUTE WATER received best story award in prestigious “The Himalayan short film festival” organized by Ministry of information and broadcasting, Govt of India and Ladakh Territory. And also received Best Director award in short fiction category in prestigious 14th Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF).

Also, his directorial MUTE WATER received Best film award in “Sikkim Global short film festival” organized by Sikkim Govt; and another film “Trash of Teaching” received Third Best film in Tribal film Category in the same respected festival. But due to omicron situation, the award ceremony is postponed for letter months. Another film festivals that his film got official selections are- 4th Multicultural film Festival, Toronto 2021, Lift off Global Network, 11th Pune Short Film Festival, Madras Independent Film Festival and Noble International Film Festival and Awards 2021.

He is visiting Acting faculty of Theatre in Education Co., NSD, Shriram Centre for performing Arts and Doon School, Dehradun.

He has experience of working with amateur actors coming from different backgrounds. His philosophy in life is that I believe a Drama piece is not just for audience but for actors as well. He believes the process of a production has the greatest potential to develop an actor at thought, physical and emotional level.

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Director Statement

Mute Water based on a real event. Mute Water is a reflection of our society's lower middle-class people. The time is rude. Joblessness suffers the downtrodden people. Trying to portrait how huger and unemployment killing our normal life and even our responsibility towards family too. It is a dark shade of our society.