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
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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