Chauranga | Official Trailer
Chauranga is the debut feature film of Indian writer-director Bikas Ranjan Mishra, produced by Onir and Sanjay Suri. The film was developed at the Screenwriters’ Lab organized by National Film Development Corporation of India in collaboration with Locarno Film Festival and the ScriptStation of Berlinale Talent Campus, a part of Berlin International Film Festival. Chauranga won Golden Gateway of India Award for Best Film (India Gold 2014) at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival.
Chauranga is about a fourteen-year-old Dalit boy, growing up in an unnamed corner of India. His dream is to go to a town school like his elder brother and his reality is to look after the pig that his family owns. His only escape is to sit atop a Jamun tree and adore his beloved passing by on her scooter. His unspoken love is as true as his mother’s helplessness who cleans the cowsheds of the local strongman’s mansion, with whom she also has a secret liaison. When the boy’s elder brother comes on a vacation to the village, he soon finds out about his younger brother’s infatuation. The learned elder brother makes him realize the need to express his love and helps him write a love letter.
The film stars Soham Maitra, Ena Saha, Riddhi Sen, Sanjay Suri and Tannishtha Chatterjee in lead with Dhrtiman Chatterjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Arpita Pal and Anshuman Jha.
It is set to have a worldwide release on 8 January 2016.