Dir: Nicholas Kharkongor / India / 97 minutes / Hindi,English / 2019
On a hot summer day in Delhi, the plans of two young girls to cook a special pork dish for their best friend’s wedding are foiled. Their neighbors are adamantly against it because the dish smells. As they try out various ways to cook, this bittersweet comedy wafts through the pungent smells of racism in the metropolis.
BFI London Film Festival/Laugh Section
MAMI Film Fest/India Story Section
Director biography and filmography:
Nicholas Kharkongor has worked extensively in theatre and film for 20 years. His plays have been performed in India and abroad, including in London and New york. In film, he assisted one of India’s foremost indie filmmakers, Rajat Kapoor. His debut feature, Mantra, starring Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor and Adil Hussain, won Best Film as the 2016 South Asian International Film Festival, presented by HBO, in New York.
Producers – Vikram Mehra, Siddharth Anand Kumar
Scriptwriters – Nicholas Kharkongor
Cinematographer – Parasher Baruah
Editor – Suresh Pai
Music – Tajdar Junaid
Art Director – Yasmin Sethi
Sound Designer – Rajendra Hegde
Sayani Gupta, Lin Laishram, Lanuakum Ao, Tenzin Dalha, Rohan Joshi, Dolly Ahluwalia, Vinay Pathak, Adil Hussain