Rishi Chandna
India, 14 min
World premiere

A tragi-comical drama, whose protagonist is no other than a young cock, unfolds in a Mumbai apartment just like thousands of others. Grabbed by an eccentric patriarch to serve as a distraction for the family cat, the chick survived, grew up and now imposes his troublesome presence on everyone, tyrannising the entire household. From this unexpected situation, Rishi Chandna creates a hilarious urban fable, which implicitly reveals the life of an Indian middle-class family. Like in a group therapy exercise, everyone shares their point of view, through bold editing that is able to create suspense in a few shots. Will the feisty fowl end up in the pot? Can one escape one’s condition and climb the social ladder, peck by peck? A study of human and animal mores in today’s India lies behind the small domestic theatre of the absurd.

Céline Guenot

Trailer

Duration
14 min
Year
2018
Country
India
Section
International Medium Length & Short Film Competition
Premiere
World premiere
Languages
English, Hindi
Subtitles
English, French
Production
Rishi Chandna
Sales Contact
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