Gonella Productions

Gonella Productions



LANGUAGES: Gujarati, Hindi | SUBTITLES: English

Genre: Drama - LGBTQ
Running Time: 32´18
Year of production: 2021


In a small desert village of Kutch, Gujarat, rain finally arrives after years of drought and gives birth to a new lake. 10 year old Mukti is fascinated by this revelation and now wishes to swim in the lake once. However, unlike the other kids, he has some unexplained expectations and is restricted to go for a swim. Disappointed, but motivated to swim, this seemingly simple wish takes Mukti on a startling journey of
discoveries about his sexuality, which causes him to question himself, the stigma around it, and importantly his innocent wish to swim. Will he still be able to swim?


Sanjay Mishra, Jinay Haria, Jay Vithlani, Darsh Vithlani, Valand Khyal, Moseem Kumbhar, Sameer Kumbhar


• Director- Nemil Shah
• Producer- Nemil Shah, Rajesh Shah, Ruchita Shah
• Story- Nemil Shah, Kumar Chheda
• Screenplay- Nemil Shah, Kumar Chheda, Aditi Bohra
• Cinematographer- Dhaval Samant
• Editor- Rishiraj Bhattacharya
• Audio Producer- Dharmaj Joshi
• Production Designer- Ishita Doshi
• Sound Designer- Keyur Marolia
• Re- Recording Mixer- Sarath Mohan
• Colourist- Sujit Borah
• Art Director- Bhagyesh Rajeshirke
• Backgrounnd Score- Shantanu Naik
• Music Composer- Ojas Bhatt, Divij Naik
• Line Producer- Jay Pokar, Yashpalsinh Gohil
• Production Head- Rishab Shetty, Kumar Chheda
• Associate Director- Aditi Bohra
• Production and Post Supervisor- Vinayak Chhabra
• Costume Designer- Priyanka Khan, Keval Ramjiyani
• Make up- Jigna Pokar, Smita Mavani


• Indian Film Festival of Cincinnati- Best Debut Director
• South Asian Short Film Festival- Ritvik Ghatak Golden Award, Best Short Film
• KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival- Best Debut Director
• Best Of India Short Film Festival- Best Indian Film
• New York Indian Film Festival- Official Selection
• Reelout Queer Film Festival- Official Selection
• Indie Meme Film Festival- Jury Award, Best Short Film
• Academy Awards 2022- In Consideration