Tungrus (India)



  • Rishi Chandna


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

Length: 14'
Country: India
Year: 2018
Language(s): English, Hindi
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2018


Rishi Chandna

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Rishi Chandna
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Language(s):  English, Hindi
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Tu 17 April
  • 18:45
Salle Colombière

Followed by a discussion

  • We 18 April
  • 12:00
Capitole Fellini

Complet | Sold out