Synopsis: Aatma is the journey of a single mother Maya Verma who finally starts her life afresh with her six year old daughter Nia but as Maya starts to pick up the pieces of her life, strange things starts happening around her. Maya's six year old daughter Nia starts to speak to her dead father. Maya initially feels that she has created an imaginary father to fill the gap in her life but slowly Maya's life starts to fall apart and the reality gets darker till she starts to doubt her own sanity. Aatma is a psychological thriller set in a supernatural framework. It is about the inheritance of loss, a tableau of conflicting emotions played against a diabolic backdrop.
Director(s): Suparn Verma
Production: TheMovieKaka
94 min

"Go to sleep,

the night's passing away."

"The night passes by,

why can't I sleep?"

"Those are just

shadows in the night."

"Don't be afraid of the shadows."

"Go to sleep,

the night's passing away."

"There's no one here,

so what scares you?"

"The air's filled

with innate silence."

"It's just your illusion,

that someone's here."

"Go to sleep,

the night's passing away."

My baby's looking so beautiful.

You want a gorilla.

No, I want a rabbit. - Rabbit huh?

This one?

Thank you, papa.

- Welcome, dear.

You are such a happy child.

Can't you be more gentle?

Come, dear.


Come, come.

I'll tell you a story.

Papa, I want to sit up. - Sit up.

Here...you go.

Abhay. Don't let Nia sit there.

- Don't you trust me?

I'm his father.

Tell me, dear.

Who do you love more,

mom or dad? - Papa.

And, does papa love mom?

Forget that.

Let me tell you a story.

There was once a princess.

What was the princess called,

papa? - Nia.

Nia! - Yes, Nia.

And she was very beautiful?

- Like me?

No. She can't be more

beautiful than my daughter.

And, her father, the king

loved her more than his life.

His queen was beautiful..

..but she was arrogant

of her beauty,

Nia, hurry up.

You will be late for school.

- Okay, mom.

Come on.

Come on, take your bag.


King Bruce knew that

he was outnumbered.

But, as he saw the spider,

in his.. Nia!

Pay attention. - But, teacher..

Nia, stop!

Where were we?

So, what does he do?

King Bruce went back

to the battle and..

Nia. Nia!

Please pay attention.

But, teacher..

- I don't want to hear anything.

You all tell me the story now.

Who is going to tell

me the story of King Bruce?

What are you doing, Maya?

Getting rid of

the fake smiles, mom.

I don't want these memories

to be here when Nia returns.

I've decided I'm not

going to tell her anything.

Nia will understand.

Try talking to her.

Papa. Nia's a sensitive girl.

I won't tell her anything. No.

I am so sorry this

has happened to you.

We forced you to marry

a boy of our choice.

How could I be so wrong?

I saw his job,

his intellect, but not his heart.

There's no point now, Pratap.

Maya, we'll support you,

in your every decision.

Okay? - Yeah, mom.

Papa, it's not you fault.

I'll cancel my weekend

trip to Denver.

I don't think this is the time.

No. Mom's with me.

I'll be fine.





Mom. - My baby.

How was your day?

Hey pumpkin. Hi. - Sit here.

How about dinner?

I'll have pizza. - Me too.

We'll all have pizza today.

You're going to have veggies.

So, how was school?

We heard the story of

King Bruce in school today


And, Paras pulled my hair.

I'll tell papa when he returns.

Papa will hit Paras.

Good girls don't get into fights.

You're a good girl, aren't you?

Mom, when is papa coming back?

First finish your pizza.


Papa had called up.

He left a message for you.

Papa has asked

you to sleep on time.

But how could papa

leave without saying bye?

He wanted to say bye, but..

..he had to leave urgently. - But..

..will he return in two months?

- I hope so.

That's what he said.

How many Sundays in two months?

Eight Sundays in two months, dear.

And Mondays? - A lot.

Now, be a good girl

and go to sleep. Okay.

It's only then that Sundays and

Mondays will come quickly.

Goodnight, mom.

Goodnight my pumpkin.

Shut your eyes.

Mom, video.

'My baby's looking so beautiful.'

And this helicopter..

You're such a good girl.

Good night papa.

I love you, Nia.

- I love you, papa.

I'll just come. - Yeah.

Mom, is Nia ready?

She isn't coming out.

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