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Chumbak (The Lottery)

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Chumbak (The Lottery)
2017 | India | 118 mins | Marathi (with English subtitles)
Directed by - Sandeep Modi
Cast - Sahil Jadhav, Swanand Kirkire, Sangram Desai

New York Premiere

Post-Screening discussion with director Sandeep Modi

Synopsis: CHUMBAK is a coming of age story of a 14 year old table-cleaning-waiter-boy in a restaurant in Mumbai on the crossroads of life and morals. It is the story of his chance encounter with a mentally slow man that transforms his life.

Bhalchandra (a.k.a Baalu) works in a restaurant in urban Mumbai as a lowly table-cleaner. Thrown in the deep end of a wretched life early after his father deserted the family, Baalu dreams of an escape to a better life. He aspires to open a small little sugarcane juice shop at his village’s public Bus-Stand. Desperate as time is running out to raise money for it, he invests all his savings in a friend's dubious 'investment scheme'. As the scheme comes a cropper, Baalu loses not only all his money but also his faith on goodness!

Angry and dejected, Baalu decides to ditch his morals and turn a new leaf! Along with his best friend 18 year old Dhananjay (a.k.a Disco) they hatch a plan to earn back the money to fulfil his dream! Disco, the hustler, has the right ‘business’ for him to recover his lost money from the world - the famous ‘Nigerian SMS Scam’.

About the Director: Sandeep Modi is a filmmaker from India, Mumbai. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. Sandeep writes from his growing experiences in the ever churning belly of Mumbai and it’s class divide. Giving voice to stories of simple people and their dilemma's, Sandeep's films are a mirror to it’s world often lost in the cacophony of its own complexities. In his early thirties, Sandeep prefers observing, to reading or watching, making his own impression of life around him. His educational short film ‘Best Friends Forever’ won him the prestigious Indian National Film Award, 2015, while his debut short ‘Bilori’ had IDPA giving him the nod for Best Student Film of the year besides being awarded the Golden Pearl at the Hyderabad International Film Festival!

Reviews: https://www.cinestaan.com/reviews/chumbak-28970
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