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Chauranga (Four Colors)
Set in the dark hinterland of India, CHAURANGA is inspired by a real incident. Fourteen-year-old Santu wants to go to school like his older brother Bajarangi. Their mother works as a maid at the mansion of the upper-caste village headman with whom she is having a dangerous liaison. When Bajarangi returns 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 nurtures defiance and courts a few dangerous infatuations that could topple the equations of caste in the village. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape?
2014 / Hindi dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 88 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: International Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult Themes, Sex, Strong Language and Violence
Director: Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Producer: Sanjay Suri, Onir , Mohan T. Mulani
Scriptwriter: Bikas Ranjan Mishra
DOP: Ramanuj Dutta
Editor: Irene Dhar Malik
Composer: Vivek Philip
Cast: Sanjay Suri, Delzad Hiwale, Soham Maitra, Riddhi Sen, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Arpita Pal, Ena Saha, Swatilekha Sengupta, Anshuman Jha, Dhritiman Chatterjee
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