Poorna, a 10-year-old girl in suburban Mumbai, wakes up to her routine morning and a looming sense of loss. As the day progresses with a school outing, she visits an old hill and an old age home. A day spent in ‘Mono no Aware’ - a Buddhist word for ‘watching the passing’, Poorna discovers the quietly tragic, bittersweet circus of life - the ephemeral nature of all things bad or beautiful and knowing that none of it can last.
Sometimes you are tempted to tell a story ‘as it is’… without colouring judgements and taking sides. Inspired by my children and their everyday world in the house and outside, the idea of juxtaposing a story emerged. With tweaked reality and cinematic imagination, experiment became an enriching experience. Driven by his or her own experience, a selfless team helped me render an increasingly relevant issue in contemporary India, the conflict in the coexistence of old and new.