For You and Me

For You and Me Poster

When there is physical separation, minds tend to draw closer. Dreams build Scapes where you meet with me.

Separation of the body is an inescapable reality. It builds new realities where the Present becomes the Glass. Where the Present become the Mirror. Where the Present becomes the Past. Where the Present becomes the Future.

Where the Present becomes.

Without the present there is no reality of yearning. Without this mind and this meeting there is no existence.

What do you do to meet across several thousand kilometers? What do you do to make those several thousand kilometers meet? What do you do when communication is not enough? When connect is elsewhere. Missed, missed like the person who is away!

You connect in Dreams. You connect in mindless wordplay, which reveals to you the meaning of words.

Of Feelings.

Concept and Direction: Tanushree Das | Cinematography, Edit, Sound Design: Saumyananda Sahi | Sound Mix: Nithin Lukose | Text Motion: Chayaachobi

HD | Fiction | Colour | 11 mins


Of Cracks and Crows

With a population exceeding twenty million, Mumbai and its suburbia constitutes one of the largest metropolitan agglomerates worldwide. It is the richest city in India where people live in the most cramped and crumbling spaces.

I live in a rented apartment whose contract needs yearly renewal. Birds nest in the windows and cables and guttering. Next year I may need to find a new apartment. Every day different birds leave their marks on the windowpanes. We are all on wire, looking into windows and hoping we could look out of them into other windows.

Home is a fragile space, especially when home is a construction site. New buildings are raised from the ground with cranes and age within a single monsoon. Old buildings grow cracks, and their lines are like maps, like wrinkles, like uncertainty. Yet life goes on, building and crumbling, on wire. The city is a home to dreams, not people.

Saumyananda Sahi

FLYOVER | in progress

Cave Skin

Images and imaginings of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh
Saumyananda Sahi


Space between the Lines

Photographs: Saumyananda Sahi

F.T.I.I. selection

Photographs: Saumyananda Sahi

PORTRAITS selection

Photographs: Saumyananda Sahi