Private Project

The Future Is Dark

In the coal town of Jhariya, Mohan resides with his wife Rukmani and their eight-year-old son, Ravi. Mohan works as a coal laborer and is struggling with financial difficulties. Due to the unpaid debt with his father's lenders, Mohan gets involved in the talks of the coal mafia, Raja Singh, and the contractor, Bhim Singh. He ends up committing a murder under their influence.

After Mohan goes missing, the family's life becomes filled with hardships. Rukmani and Ravi face a significant increase in financial struggles.

  • Raj Kumar Das
  • Raj Kumar Das
  • Satvinder Saluja
  • Priya Mishra
    Key Cast
  • Adarsh Anand
    Key Cast
  • Sparsh Suman
    Key Cast
  • Avinash Tiwari
    Key Cast
  • Saurabh Suman
    Key Cast
    "Master Jee"
  • Lokesh Tilakdhari
    Key Cast
  • Ravi Shankar Tiwari
    Key Cast
    "Raja Sahab"
  • Vikrant Gupta
    Key Cast
    "Shiv Lal"
  • Project Type:
    Feature, Short
  • Runtime:
    50 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    3,500 USD
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Director Biography - Raj Kumar Das

Working Experience:
Bollywood film
The Future is Dark (Director, writer & editor)
Family of Thakurgang (1st Assistant Director)

Film, Short film & Documentary:
Drop of water (Short film as a writer and Director)
Dor ((Short film as a Director, Writer & Editor)
Shaurya ((Short film as a Director & Editor)
The Lost Childhood (Short film as a writer and Director)
The reel & real life of Wasseypur (short web series 5 episodic, film as a writer and Director)
The Journey of women (Documentary, as a writer and Director)
And many more..

Ad films (Assistant Director or Associate director)
Fair and handsome
Iball Laptop
Zhandu balm
Orio cookies
Miraz pipes
and many more.

Upcoming Bollywood film project:
The Future Is Dark

International Award/selection
Canadian labour International short film festival 2017, Toronto
San Mauro International film festival 2018, Paris
Al-Nahj International film festival 2018, Iraq
Dehradun international film festival, 2018, India
Dada Saheb Phalke international film festival, 2019, India
Dehradun International Film Festival, 2022, India
International film festival EL CINE SUMA PAZ, 2022, Colombia
International Film & Entertainment Festival Australia, 2022, Australia
One Earth Awards International film festival, Karnataka, India 2022

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Director Statement

My content is based on the life of a coal worker. This is a very emotional story for the family of a coal worker. We have shot this film in a real location. Everyone should see the pain of the people living in the coal sector. Even today many laborers die due to coal mine accidents or politics in the coal mafia.