Actor Adah Sharma and Jatin Sarna come together for the first time on screen in their short film Kofuku, which will premiere at the JioCinema Film Festival. Kofuku is a 17-minute film, shot in Mussoorie. The title is derived from the Japanese word meaning happiness and fulfillment in life. In a conversation with Hindustan Times, Adah and Jatin shared the essence of their film.
Adah Sharma shared about the film, “It’s a film that you will resonate with, no matter where you are from or what age group you are. The subject is so universal.
Kofuku focuses on people and their views on life. It is based on Adah Sharma’s Sadaf, who arrives at a hill station far from an urban city and meets a visually impaired stranger at a cafe in Mussoorie who shows him around. While she intended to say goodbye for good, the stranger changes her mind with insight into his life and philosophies.
Adah Sharma in Kofuku
Adah Sharma recalled her role and said, “Sadaf is someone I don’t relate to a lot. I’m someone who is a little more grateful (towards life) but it was interesting to play her because she is someone who can see but she “She is not looking for happiness in the right place. She lives her life with her eyes closed. “
“Jatin plays someone who is visually impaired but can see much more than someone with 6/6 vision. She is going to make a decision in her life but it is Jatin who stops her.
“Sometimes you meet people and realize there are many ways to live your life differently. We all try to do different things to be happy. You think that accumulating a lot of wealth will make you happy, someone might think that having a lot of movies will make you happy, or starting a business will. Happiness is truly within you. Likewise, our film is very simple. It conveys the same message.
Jatin Sarna on his biggest Kofuku catch
Jatin Sarna added: “The grass is always greener on the other side. The film is also about focusing on what you have rather than looking at other people’s plates. We just want to achieve this and that in life. In this race, we forget to live life. Life is uncertain, especially after what we have seen during covid. After working on this film, my outlook on life changed. You just have to make peace with life and enjoy it, that’s my take on the film.
Adah and Jatin were clearly more invested in the film, not only professionally but also on a personal level. When asked about their time filming together, Jatin had nothing but good things to say about his co-star and his team.
Vishal Bharadwaj on the sets of Kofuku
“Our producer, Pradeep, is so lovely. He made sure we had everything on set that was needed for filming. He surprised us with an unexpected visit from Vishal Bharadwaj. Sir came on the sets to give us blessings. He gave the first applause for our shoot. We had time to speak to the legend. Nothing can be bigger than that.
Jatin and Adah had a great exchange of knowledge and helped each other perfect their craft. “I think Jatin has proven his mettle as an actor on many occasions. When two people want to make a movie for the right reasons, you want to see where you can push the characters and how to make the scene more interesting. It’s just a lot of fun,” added The Kerala Story actor.
Adah Sharma’s fight with high heel boots
Good bonds come with good memories; Adah and Jatin are no different. Adah explained how she managed to pull off a long scene in one take, thanks to her co-star’s determination. She recalled the incident with a laugh: “I played someone very classy. I had to wear high heel boots and walk down the hill. Because in the film, we acted like we weren’t complaining, I almost felt guilty. It was a long walk. Jatin had a stick because he was blind and I had to walk in these heels.
Just like Adah’s long journey in the industry, Jatin Sarna has come a long way. From Saat Uchakkey, Sonchiriya, 83, Sacred Games to Khakee: The Bihar Chapter and now Kofuku, Jatin is here to stay. Remaining humble, the actor said, “I just entered the arena. I still feel new because I’m still looking for work. It’s not like I don’t have a job, it’s just that it doesn’t appeal to me or speak to me. They are all the same. I think I need to prove myself solo. I am looking for good roles and scripts. I am convinced that I am a fantastic actor. I practice and I evolve. Now the industry knows me.
Adah Sharma refuses to comment on vaccine war
We also asked The Kerala Story girl if she watched the trailer of Vivek Agnihotri’s The Vaccine War. At the time of our conversation, the film had not been released. Adah replied, “Yes, I did,” but she declined to comment.
When asked why, she explained, “After the Kerala story, I learned that one should not talk vaguely about a film without watching the entire film. I remember when the Kerala story came out, there was a teaser before it. Many people decided what the whole movie was about after seeing these teaser seconds. They had opinions about it. My only thing was (for people)… at least watch the movie and then say something about it.
“Of course you can say whatever you want, it’s a free nation, but what if someone looks at the Kofuku poster and says it’s about two people trying to fly… Until I watch the film, I won’t comment.” So, will Adah watch The Vaccine War? She responded vaguely: “I can’t wait to watch all the movies.” »
The short film brings the beauty of Mussoorie, with the most popular mall road, to the hypnotic silence of calm Char Dukan, of Lal Tibba to the lush green of George Everest and much more. Shot over a week, the film is produced by Suman Talkies Pvt Limited.