Torment of the Times

Questions have to be answered and truth looks right into their eyes when a thief, a mere child driven by hunger and deprivation, breaks into the home of a middle class family. Torn between what they know is right and yet at times knowingly going against their conscience to satisfy their need and greed, Asamay shows the wrangle between ideals and survival.

  • Kallol Nandi
  • Debasis Majumdar
  • Aabaha, Inc
  • Annesha Ghosh
    Key Cast
  • Sushen Das
    Key Cast
  • Richa Sarkar
    Key Cast
  • Ishayu Dasgupta
    Key Cast
    "Bachhu (The Thief)"
  • Subhro Maitra
    Key Cast
  • Rina Datta Chakravorty
    Art Director
  • Banhi Nandi
    Playback Singer
  • Kallol Nandi
  • Rina Datta Chakravorty
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  • Project Title (Original Language):
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Theatre, Drama
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • International Theater Festival 2020
    United States
    December 13, 2020
    International Theater Festival 2020
Distribution Information
  • Aabaha
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Kallol Nandi

Kallol Nandi is the founder and director of Aabaha, Inc, a non-profit organization registered in Georgia, USA. He is also the secretary of Atlanta Theater Workshop, Inc. He regularly acts on stages and makes films and directs theaters.

He earned a formal degree in playing guitar; at his leisure he writes stories and novels, and paints. Many of his writings and paintings have been published in several reputed printed and digital media. Some of his creative works can be found at website.

He has a Master degree in Software Engineering and a Bachelor degree in Science with a Physics Major. By profession, he is a software engineer and he founded Initechs, LLC where he works as a Chief Architect.

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Director Statement

Essentially it's a drama in a theatrical form and it was acted in front of the camera. Since it is made for the camera, by definition it's a film, but the acting style, form, stage, props are like in theatre.

I am still contemplating about the name of this form/presentations, maybe "filmed theatre". For now I call it an "Experimental Film".

I'm researching and building this newer form of presentation of the theatres as films. I also evaluating the public acceptance of this form in parallel to other forms of cinemas. This film was done in a day maintaining all government and social regulations.

The story of the film is a very timely story. The degeneration of the moral and fundamental values are becoming common in practice. As a result, the cheating and stealing are becoming the core characteristic of our society. People are not ashamed doing these and it is well accepted in the society and became a norm today. The story depicts this side of the society and people's psychology.