Cholai/Hooch

(Bengali/90mins/2016) | Dir. Arun Roy

23-May-2017 | 07:00 PM | The Theatre

Synopsis: Cholai is a black comedy based on the 2011 Hootch fatalities in Bengal and the bizarre repercussions following the incident. Country liquor, commonly known as ‘Cholai’, is a flourishing business in Rural Bengal, and has assumed the status of an organized industry. The operation syndicate in illicit liquor works through mobile manufacturing units set up in different villages. Cheap, readily available and highly addictive – it is often manufactured and distributed with tacit political and law enforcement patronage.

Cast: Sashwata Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Sankar Chakraborty

Production: Sashwata Chatterjee, Kharaj Mukherjee, Sankar Chakraborty

Screenplay: Arun Roy

Cinematography: Gopi Bhagat

Editing: Sanglap Bhowmick

Sound: Rajib Mukherjee

Music: Mayukh & Mainak

Awards:

Festivals: Madrid International Film Festival, Indian film festival of Melbourne, Jagran Film Festival Jameshedpur, Los Angeles cine fest, The International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema Berlin 2016

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