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This film about growing up is told as the story of a single night in Kolkata. Seen through the eyes of a child, a world full of wonder unfolds with enchanting conversations and impressions against the backdrop of harsh everyday life on the streets. When ten-year-old Chippa is given a letter from his father who disappeared years ago, he is determined to find out more. Unfortunately, the letter is written in Urdu, a language foreign to him, so he needs help to read and understand it. After a quarrel with the grandaunt he is staying with he decides to run away. At midnight Chippa grabs a bag with a few belongings and heads off. As he tries to find someone who can translate the letter for him, he has odd encounters with a policemen, a taxi driver, a newspaper man – and meets a faithful companion.


Director: Safdar Rahman   Producer: Celine Loop, Rajat Agrawal, Sushilkumar Agrawal, A V T Shankardass   Script: Safdar Rahman   Editor: Manas Mittal   Sound Design: Sukanta Majumdar   Music Composer: Cyrille de Haes   Production Designer: Anasuya Sengupta   Creative Producer: Ruchir Arun   Cast: Sunny Pawar, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Masood Akhtar, Joyraj Bhattacharjee, Sumeet Thakur, Gautam Sarkar, Mala Mukherjee

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Original languageHindi
Year of production2018
Participants in the competitionYes
Playing time90
Premiere statusGerman premiere