13 min

NYC PREMIERE Tungrus is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class suburban Mumbai household, which is turned topsy-turvy when they adopt a chicken as a pet.

The once adorable chick soon grows into a hell-raising rooster – taking up too much of their space, defecating on their spotless floors, bullying their cats, crowing at ungodly hours, and generally making life unlivable.

The film follows the thoughts of each person to their inevitable conclusion – the rooster’s got to go. And as his fate hangs in the balance, the family debates the question that lingers in the air: should he be given the gift of life, or served for dinner?

Director: Rishi Chandna
Producer: EP Rishi Chandna, Producer Ritika Ranjan
Cinematographer: Deepak Nambiar
Editor: Neha Mehra
Language: English, Hindi
Country: India
Year: 2018

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