Synopsis: the story of 1991, when India opened up its economy to the world, forever changing the landscape of the country. Mantra takes us through the period of India Shining, where an iconic Indian brand, KIng Chips is struggling to hold its own against a multinational giant, Kipper Crisps. Through the eyes of Kapil and his family, we see how business and politics were conducted in Old India, how that changed in the wake of 1991, but also - perhaps, most importantly - how there are some things about our country that will never change.
Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Lushin Dubey, Kalki Koechlin, Shiv Pandit, Adil Hussain, Maya Krishna Rao, Yuri Suri, Rohan Joshi
Production: Nikhil Chaudhary
Screenplay: Nicholas Kharkongor
Cinematography: Harmeet Basur
Editing: Bhupesh Micky Sharma
Sound: Bigyna Dahal, Anup Rupanwar
Music: Sagar Desai
Awards: Best Feature Film Award at the South Asian International Film Festival 2016 New York
Festivals: IFFI Goa
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