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Rishi Chandna
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 5  
28.02. / Thursday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
A rooster in a small apartment in suburban Mumbai turns a middle-class Indian household upside down.

Alternately amused and irritated, various members of the family give their account of the bizarre situation. Who would have a rooster as a house pet, after all? In fast-cut scenes we see the rooster in action, disturbing everyone as they try to focus on their work, pooping on the pristine floor, and crowing enthusiastically all the while. We can identify with the nuisance it is causing, and Tungrus soon develops into a refreshing, full-blown tragicomedy. The animal is undermining the dignity of this decent, middle-class family. What will the neighbors think?


Rishi Chandna

Rishi Chandna is an Indian filmmaker based in Mumbai. Tungrus (2018) is his first independent short film.

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2018, 14'

Directed by:
Rishi Chandna

Screenplay by:
Rishi Chandna

Deepak Nambiar

Edited by:
Neha Mehra

Not applicable

Rishi Chandna

Produced by:
Shoot Up Pictures

Festivals & Awards:

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival 2018 – Audience Award; Milano Film Festival 2018 – Special Jury Mention for short film; Kinofilm Festival 2018 – Best Documentary; Sapporo International Short Film Festival 2018 – Best Documentary IDFA 2018; Hot Docs 2018; Visions Du Réel 2018; Slamdance Film Festival 2018; BFI London Film Festival 2018; DocAviv International Film Festival 2018; Kraków Film Festival 2018; Short Shorts Film Festival 2018; Palm Springs International Film Festival 2018; Dharamshala International Film Festival 2018; DMZ Korea 2018; Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018; Camden International Film Festival 2018; Melbourne International Film Festival 2018; Kitzbuehel Film Festival 2018