A film by Koushik Sarkar
MONO NO AWARE
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.
LA shorts film festival, Los Angeles
July 1 - 31, 2021
August 19 - 22, 2021
IFFC, Cologne
August 28 -
September 5, 2021
Bengaluru International Short Film Festival

Koushik Sarkar
Written and Directed by
Disha Arora
Executive Producer
Raghav Raj Kakker
PADMAJA KRISHNAN
Associate Producers
Siddharth Diwan
Director of Photography
Rudro Bhandary
Editor
Amala Popuri
Sound Designer
Kanishka Sarkar
Ralph Denker
Music
Joris van Seggelen
Post Producer
Roderik Dekker
Digital Intermediate Producer
Remi Lindenhovious
Colors by
Mels Kroon
Online Editor
Gaurav Verma
Sound Recordist
Koteswara Rao SV
Re-recording Engineer
Amit Singh
Post Production Supervisor
Mausam Aggarwal
Production Designer
Disha Arora
Omkar Ketkar
Sharon Flynn
Casting
Kali Collective India
Produced by
Storm Post Production
In Association with
Suhita Thatte
Sunita Ji
Kishor Pathak
Joel
Vashdev Khatri
Bhatia Ji
Amartya SARKAR
Amartya
Prakriti Dutta Mukherjee
Gauri Teacher
Vikram Kochhar
Father
Kiran KHOJE
Mother
Usha Naik
Amumma
Dibyendu Bhattacharjee
Debashish
Annapoorna Sarkar
Poorna
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Right
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Right
2021. MONO NO AWARE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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