Synopsis: Tungrus is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household. The eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with, which soon grows into a hell-raising rooster. This rooster is forever taking up too much of their space, defecating on their floors, bullying the cats, crowing at ungodly hours, and generally making life in the apartment unliveable. The film follows the thoughts of each family member as they ponder what should be done with this rooster – should he be given the gift of life, or be served for dinner?
About the director: Rishi Chandna (1981, Kolkata, India) is an independent filmmaker based in Mumbai. After working under various filmmakers in the country, he founded his own production company in 2013, ‘Shoot Up Pictures’. As a producer and director, his work ranges from commercials and digital videos to documentaries and art installations, for marketeers, advertising agencies and NGOs. Tungrus is his first independent short film, which has received critical acclaim worldwide.