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No Man's Truth

The peace of a regular middle-class family is shattered by the suicide of the elder daughter, Suhana, just a month after she is admitted to the college of her dreams. All that is known about the suicide is that five minutes before it, a mysterious video of Suhana is shared on the college WhatsApp group. Coral, her younger sister, replaces her in the college. She is here to find out the circumstances in which the video was made and its author. In the beginning, everyone is enemy and everyone is a suspect in her eyes. Gradually friends come along, and enemies acquire clearer shapes. However, as mysterious details about the circumstances of her sister’s death start surfing up, the line between the enemies and friends becomes obscure as never before… A venture in the name of truth makes the truth disappear the closer she gets to it. More than anything, Coral gets to know herself and the world around her, and how the enemy and the friend can have the same face and how to deal with it, when that face is that of your own.
The film touches upon issues of our modern society, such as the fragility of one’s anonymity in this digital era, and how what can appear as a mischievous game, can quickly and easily turn lives upside down and how it can affect both victims and culprits.

  • Marina Libik
  • Marina Libik
  • Anton Libik
  • Marina Libik
  • Hasmik Tadevosyan
  • Coral Bhamra
    Key Cast
  • Chirag Salluja
    Key Cast
  • Gaurav Kamble
    Key Cast
  • Divya Sharma
    Key Cast
  • Akshay Jha
    Key Cast
  • Divy Shah
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Social Thriller, Youth, Social, Thriller, Drama
  • Runtime:
    2 hours 3 minutes 25 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 3, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    40,000 USD
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  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon (6k)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cult Critic Movie Awards
    April 21, 2019
    South Indian Premiere
    Winner of Best Women's Film
  • Jaipur International Film Festival
    January 20, 2020
    North Indian Premiere
    Feature Films
Director Biography - Marina Libik

Marina was born and grew up in Yerevan, capital of Armenia. She has been passionate about writing and learning languages since early childhood. In her youth, she was part of different drama clubs, stage performances, as well as musical performances, being part of a rap duet in her university years.
At the age of 8, Marina started writing verses, many of which were published in her native country and beyond. In high school years, she joined The Young Writers' Club at Armenian Writers' Union. She wrote her first fiction novel at the age of 14 (unpublished). She has since written two more books and numerous short stories and screenplays in Armenian, English and Hindi.
Growing up in a bilingual society, where Armenian and Russian are the commonly spoken languages, she picked up English at the age of 6, and eventually continued to Yerevan State Linguistic University (2003 - 2008) majoring in English and French languages. She eventually self-taught Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi and Turkish as well, and at the moment is working as a professional interpreter of English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and Armenian languages, as well as, a full-time high school teacher of Spanish language. She speaks 9 languages.
Pursuing her passion in cinematography, she attended Abelyan Art Studio's Acting department in Yerevan, 2010, and Anupam Kher's Actor Prepares, Mumbai, India, 2016.
In 2017, she gained Level 1 yoga instructor qualification from the Yoga Institute of Mumbai.
At the same time, she wrote, directed and partially shot an amateur romantic feature film, “Iraade”. The film was shot with a DSLR camera. All the post-production of the film was done by Marina. She also performed one of the songs.
Having gained some experience in directing, she then wrote, directed and edited "No Man's Truth", produced by family and friends.

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Director Statement

I was inspired to write the story of the film after a friend told me of a real suicide incident as a result of college ragging. Being a high school teacher myself, who has seen many victims of both bullying and cyber-bullying, it was important for me to show the matter to the youth from both sides: the victim's and the culprit's. However, when I started writing the story and going deeper into understanding what pushes humans to hurt others, the issue raised became more than a message to the youth. Looking closer, I saw that the same behavioural pattern repeats at any stage of life or in any type of institution, be it college, company, government, etc.
While on the surface, the film remains an attempt to show the youth the consequences of their careless actions, the real issue raised in the film lies much deeper between the dialogues and the colours. All the things unsaid tell a much larger story than whatever is said or done by the characters.
The multifaceted nature of the right and the wrong, the truth and the illusion, the morality and the oblivion determines every human society, but how do you find peace and a safe haven if the spectrum of what defines a human in different corners of the world stretches to the infinity?
The film has a total budget of less than 1800000 rupees (thanks to family and friends) and was shot in 12 days only in Indore, MP, India. Additionally, due to lack of funds, I had to edit the film on my Toshiba laptop with 8GB RAM only with the 1/16 of the 6k resolution of dailies. It would be impossible to make the film without the kindness and generosity of many people in India and beyond.