Eeb Allay Ooo!
Director: Prateek Vats
Section: India Gold
Country: India | Year: 2019
Language(s): Hindustani | Time: 98 mins
A young migrant battles hordes of monkeys in the heart of New Delhi as a contractual monkey repeller – a newly created government job to tackle the monkeys who have been further emboldened by the recent ban on the use of captive langurs - their natural enemy.
Prateek Vats is an independent filmmaker and writer based in Mumbai. A graduate of the Film and Television Institute of India, he has directed both fiction as well as non-fiction films that have been showcased at various film festivals and non-formal spaces. His debut feature documentary, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings (2017) premiered at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star and was awarded the Special Jury Award at the 65th National Film Awards. Eeb Allay Ooo! is his first fiction feature film. In addition to making films and teaching, Vats has been involved with Ektara Collective in Madhya Pradesh and Collective Phase I in Kerala.