Chauranga

6.7 10

a film by Bikas Ranjan Mishra

24 April 2015
88 Minutes
TagLine: A social drama uncovering the gruesome face of caste-system.
Verdict: A hard-hitting social drama neatly portraying the hypocrisy rampant in the upper strata of society. Although the storyline binds one’s attention, somewhere the lack of consistency affects the narrative.
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Chauranga

a film by Bikas Ranjan Mishra

TagLine: A social drama uncovering the gruesome face of caste-system.
6.710

Verdict: A hard-hitting social drama neatly portraying the hypocrisy rampant in the upper strata of society. Although the storyline binds one’s attention, somewhere the lack of consistency affects the narrative.
Rate this Movie:


24 April 2015
88 Minutes

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Summary

This movie depicts the ugly aspect of untouchability still rampant in various parts of India. Santu is a fourteen year old Dalit boy who takes care of the pigs owned by his mother instead of going to school. His ticket to enter the school premises is crawling to the feet of a high caste land-owner named Dhaval. However above this, Santu prefers to climb the jamun tree and watch his crush going in a scooter. The dramatic turn comes when Santu’s educated elder brother (Bajrangi) finds out about his infatuation and suggests the idea of writing a love letter to express his (Santu) feelings easily. But sadly, this action results in some serious consequences. What happens next? Debut director Bikas Ranjan Mishra strongly condemns the dark façade of caste based prejudices.

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Critic Reviews

Average critics rating

6.7
martin-d-souza
Martin D’Souza
Glamsham 8

CHAURANGA is innocent yet vicious. It’s a must-watch for those who love their cinematic display ‘raw’.

Subhash_K_Jha
Subhash K. Jha
NDTV, IANS

Chauranga is a dark, cryptic and provocative look at cast oppression as seen through the eyes of a young innocent boy. This is the world of Shyam Benegal’s Nishant and Prakash Jha’s Damul. But a lot more murky and yes, clumsy. There is way too much fondling, pushing and touching, not all of it appropriate

Watch Chauranga because it is honest, provocative and piercing. It announces the advent of a promising new voice in Mumbai’s independent cinema.

Rohit-Vats
Rohit Vats
Film Critic 8

With a brilliant theme, a narrative structure that flows, and social relevance that hooks the viewer, Chauranga makes for a powerful watch.

Mohar_Basu
Mohar Basu
KoiMoi 4

Chauranga is neither provocative nor skillful in its portrayal. Though its last scene ushers in a ray of hope to nullify the haunting gory glimpses from the film, it never soars high enough to affect you.

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