Chauranga, which won the film best award at MAMI last year and also the Grand Jury prize at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles IFFLA, has released their trailer.
The film is set in the dark hinterland of India where tradition and modernity collide precariously, 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, 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?
The film features Sanjay Suri as the village head, Tannishtha Chatterjee as the boy’s mother, Soham Maitra, Arpita Chatterjee, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Riddhi Sen, Ena Saha, Delzad Hiwale & Anshuman Jha
Chauranga (Four Colours), is presented by Anticlock Films in Association with Surya Ventures, Drishyam Films and NFDC, Produced by Sanjay Suri, Onir & Mohan T Mulani, and is directed by Bikas Ranjan Mishra. Anticlock Films have tied up with Drishyam for the film’s release and the film is being distributed by PVR Pictures.
The film is slated to release on January 8th, 2016.