Director: Rishi Chandana

Short  Documentary | 14 min

Langauge: Hindi

Year: 2017


Tungrus is a short documentary that observes a week in the peculiar lives of a middle-class household in Mumbai, which turns topsy-turvy when the eccentric patriarch brings home a baby chick for his cats to play with.

What follows is an alternatingly absurd, nerve-jangling and heart-warming set of accounts about the latest addition, from each member of the family. The once adorable chick has survived his early days and grown into a tyrant, willful bird – forever taking up too much of their space and generally making life in the apartment unliveable.


Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival, 2018
Anchorage International Film Festival, 2019
Bali International Film Festival, 2019
Berlin Interfilm Festival, 2018
Florida Film Festival, 2019
Venice Film Week, 2019