Amar Kaushik
India | 2017 | 22 min | Apatani



Set in a remote village in Arunachal Pradesh, Aaba is the tale of an orphan girl who finds out her grandfather is in the advanced stages of lung cancer. With little left to do, the grandfather spends his days examining his personal possessions and digging his own grave. But life still has surprises in store…


  • Amar Kaushik

    Amar Kaushik

    Amar Kaushik was raised between Uttar Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh by his father and grandparents. After graduating in science, he eventually found his way to Mumbai, where he has slowly advanced his film career.


Director - Amar Kaushik
Producer - Raj Kumar Gupta, Mitul Dikshit
Screenwriter - Amar Kaushik
Cinematographer - Soumik Mukherjee
Editor - Arindam S Ghatak
Sound - Shajith Koyeri, Savitha Namrath
Music - Alokananda Dasgupta
Production Company - Raapchik Films


Berlin International Film Festival - The Special Prize of the Generation Kplus International Jury
Aspen Short Fest, USA- Best Short Drama
National Award of India- Best Short Film (Silver Lotus Award)
Huesca International Film Festival, Spain- Premio Anselmo for Young Jury
Indian International Festival of Los Angles - Best Short Jury
Newyork Indian International Film Festival - Best Short Film
Dada Saheb Phalke Award- Best Screenplay
The International Film Festival of Kerala- Best Short Jury
Manhattan Shorts India- Winner
Spring Short Of the Year- Best Narrative