The team of ‘Chauranga’, winner of the 2014 Best Film Award at MAMI and the Grand Jury Prize at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, has launched a trailer that packs a powerful punch!
The film, set in the dark hinterland of India where tradition and modernity collide precariously, is inspired by a real incident. The film follows fourteen-year-old Santu, who wants to go to school like his older brother Bajarangi, and their mother, who works as a maid at the mansion of the upper-caste village headman with whom she is having a dangerous, secret liaison.
When Bajarangi comes home from boarding school on holiday, he exposes Santu to the dreams of city life. But Santu’s destiny was pre-written in a village that’s steeped deep in caste-hierarchy and debauchery. Unaware of the consequences, he is nurturing defiance and courting a few dangerous infatuations that can topple the equations of caste in the village. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape?
‘Chauranga’, starring Sanjay Suri and Tannishtha Chatterjee, is directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra and presented by Anticlock Films in Association with Surya Ventures. It is slated to release January 8, 2016.