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This short documentary observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class household in Mumbai, which turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with. What follows is an alternately absurd, nerve-jangling, and heart-warming set of accounts about the latest addition, from each member of the family. The once adorable chick has survived his early days and grown into a tyrant, wilful bird – forever taking up too much of their space and generally making life in the apartment 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 Cinematographer: Deepak Nambiar Editor: Neha Mehra Sound Design: Vinit D’Souza Cast: The Bharde Family

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Original languageEnglisch, Hindi
Year of production2018
Participants in the competitionYes
Playing time13