By Aditya Savnal. Posted on December 15, 2015
Inspired by a real life incident, Chauranga tells the story of fourteen year old Santu who wants to go to school much like his elder brother Bajrangi. But residing in a village that’s deep rooted in caste-hierarchy, oppression and debauchery makes it difficult for Santu to pursue this aspiration. Whether Santu is able to overcome these obstacles and fulfill his dream, forms the crux of the film.
The film is directed by Bikas Mishra and produced by Sanjay Suri, Onir and Mohan Mulani. Mishra's script was selected for the NFDC Screenwriters Lab in 2010 and the ScriptStation at Berlinale Talent Campus. The film had also won the 'Incredible India' award for the Best Project at the 2011 edition of Film Bazaar. The film also received script funding from Goteburg International Film Festival.
Chauranga had won the Grand Jury prize at IFFLA (International Film Festival Of Los Angeles) and the Best Film award in the India Gold category at MAMI (Mumbai Film Festival) 2014. Besides this, the film was an official selection at Dubai International Film Festival, Chicago South Asian Film Festival and New York Indian Film Festival among other international film festivals.
The film which stars Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anshuman Jha and Dhritiman Chatterjee among others will release in India on 8th January 2016.