Sudhanshu Saria’s Psychological Thriller ‘Knock Knock Knock’ Finds a New Home on EPICON
Sudhanshu Saria is a name to reckon with in the Indian film industry. His psychological thriller ‘Knock Knock Knock’ has now found a new home on the EPICON platform. The short film, for which Saria won the National Award in 2021 for Best Direction in the Non-Feature section, is a haunting exploration of mental health and the ways in which we cope with our deepest fears.
The film features Santilal Mukherjee and Phuden Sherpa in the lead roles and is set in the Himalayan foothills. It tells the story of a man who is visited by a mysterious stranger in the middle of the night. As the two men engage in a tense conversation, we begin to unravel the deep-seated traumas and insecurities that plague their lives.
‘Knock Knock Knock’ premiered at the BUSAN International Film Festival and went on to screen at the TALLINN Black Nights Film Festival and the NEW YORK INDIAN Film Festival. It was programmed alongside films by acclaimed directors like Yorgos Lanthimos and Peter Strickland. The film has received critical acclaim and has been praised for its powerful performances, deft direction, and poignant exploration of mental health.
Saria’s direction in ‘Knock Knock Knock’ is nuanced and compelling. He has a rare ability to delve into the complexities of human emotions and relationships, and this is evident in the film. The performances by Mukherjee and Sherpa are equally powerful. They bring a sense of authenticity to their roles, and their chemistry on-screen is palpable.
The film deals with a number of themes such as loneliness, bullying, and mental health, and Saria handles them with sensitivity and grace. He explores the human psyche in a way that is both profound and moving. The film’s haunting soundtrack and beautiful cinematography add to its immersive atmosphere, making it a truly unforgettable cinematic experience.
In addition to ‘Knock Knock Knock’, Saria has several upcoming projects in the works. He is currently working on ‘Sanaa’, an introspective drama, and a young adult show for Amazon Prime Video. He is also co-producing and writing ‘Delhi Crime Season 3’ for Netflix and is set to direct a spy thriller titled ‘Ulajh’ with Junglee Pictures.
The fact that ‘Knock Knock Knock’ has found a new home on EPICON is a testament to the film’s quality and the growing popularity of independent cinema in India. EPICON is a new platform that aims to showcase the best of Indian independent cinema to a wider audience. It is a platform that champions filmmakers like Saria who are pushing the boundaries of Indian cinema and exploring new themes and ideas.
‘Knock Knock Knock’ is a gripping exploration of the human psyche, and a must-watch for fans of psychological thrillers. With Saria’s deft direction and powerful performances from the cast, it is a film that will stay with you long after the credits roll. We eagerly await Saria’s upcoming projects and hope that they will be just as compelling and thought-provoking as ‘Knock Knock Knock’.