Chauranga

Chauranga

Year
2016
Genre
Drama
Status
Released

Set in the dark hinterland of India where tradition and modernity collide precariously, Chauranga is inspired by a real incident. Fourteen-year-old Santu wants to go to school like his older brother Bajarangi. Their mother works as a maid at the mansion of the upper-caste village headman with whom she is having a dangerous, secret liaison.

When Bajarangi comes home from boarding school on holiday, he exposes Santu to the dreams of city life. But Santu’s destiny was pre-written in a village that’s steeped deep in caste-hierarchy and debauchery. Unaware of the consequences, he is nurturing defiance and courting a dangerous infatuation that can topple the equations of caste in the village. How far will his defiance take him? What will be the price of his escape?

WINNER BEST INDIAN FILM MAMI & WINNER GRAND JURY PRIZE IFFLA 2015

Photos

Related Articles

Sanjay Suri’s “Chauranga” is releasing on Friday alongside “Wazir”, which features biggies like Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. But the actor-producer feels they have no competition, and says that both the films can co-exist at the box office. Asked if there’s any reason to worry with “Wazir” releasing on the same day, Sanjay told IANS: “It is great because it is a bigger film. We are not worried as every Friday there will be one film or the other. “We…
Onir has been raising his voice on sensitive issues through his films since the beginning, and he is back with yet another great story… Filmmaker Onir will be unfolding a story around class oppression on the silver screen with Chauranga on January 8 next year. He is excited and thrilled over the worldwide release announcement. Onir, who has co-produced the film with actor Sanjay Suri, took to Twitter to share the news. “Proud and excited to announce that our film…

Review

Awards

Chauranga has won the following awards

  • Grand Jury Prize – Best film IFFLA (Los Angeles) 2015
  • Best Film MAMI ( India Gold ) 2014
  • Winner Incredible India Award Film Bazaar
  • Winner Goterborg Script Development Fund

Cast and Crew

Cast
Sanjay Suri – Dhaval
Tannishtha Chatterjee – Dhaniya
Arpita Chatterjee – Nidhi
Soham Maitra – Santu
Riddhi Sen – Bajrangi
Dhritiman Chatterjee – Pandey Baba
Anshuman Jha – Raghu
Company
Anticlock Films in Association with NFDC and Surya Ventures
Director/s
Bikas Ranjan Mishr
Producer/s
Sanjay Suri, Onir & Mohan T. Mulani
Co-Producer/s
NFDC: Nina Lath Gupta, Sahab Narain
Bound script: Sujoy Ghosh
Pong: Merle Kroeger, Philip Scheffner
Mind Blowing Films: Mitu Bhowmick Lange, John Molloy, Bidyut Dumra
Purple Cow Entertainment: Arnav Singh & Amit Mishra
Karigar Australia Pvt. Ltd: Raj Suri
Associate Producer/s
-
Line Producer/s
Shivasish Seth
Supervising Producer/s
-
Creative Producer/s
-
Writer/s
Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Editor
Irene Dhar Malik
First Assitant Director
Sandip Saket
Action Director
Shantanu Pal
DOP
Ramanuj Dutta
Other Credits
Costumes: Dev R. Nil
Second Assistant Director: Chakshu Arora
Assistant Directors: Kundan Singh, Mithila Hegde
Production Controller: Debiprasad Kar (W Bengal)
Production Coordinator: Padma Lochan Dalai ( Odisha )
Production Manager: Govind Singh
Location Manager: Kartik Seth (Bolpur)
Associate Line Producer: Rahul Bhanja
NFDC Team: Vikramjit Roy
Assistant Editor: Suraj Gunjal
Art Director: Amit Chatterjee
Story
Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Screenplay
Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Additional Screenplay
-
Dailogue
Bikas Ranjan Mishra
Music
Vivek Philip
Background Score
Vivek Philip
Sound Design
Arun Nambiar
Lyrics
-
Visual Effects
-
On Location Sound Mixer
Tanmay Das
Supervising Sound Editor
-
Mixing Engineer
-
DI
-
Promos
White Turtle
Publicity Design
Mio Design
Publicity Stills
-
Graphic Design
-
Script Continuity and Supervisor
Pankaj Dubey
Casting
Nalini Rathnam
Styling
-