Programme 2019

Axone

Director: Nicholas Kharkongor

fiction

Asia Premiere

Section: India Story

Country: India | Year: 2019

Language(s): Hindi, English, North-East Indian languages | Time: 97 mins

Synopsis

Chanbi and Upasna want to prepare a special North-Eastern dish—Axone Pork—for their best friend’s wedding. The ingredients are bought, the stove is lit, the gang has gathered. There’s just one glitch: they live in New Delhi, where people are easily put off by the strong aroma of the dish. The gang fears that the pungent odour will invite the wrath of their neighbours and landlord. Will they find a safe place where they can prepare the dish in peace?

Director's Bio

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. He assisted one of India's foremost indie filmmakers – Rajat Kapoor. His debut feature, Mantra (2016), starring Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor and Adil Hussain, screened at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York, presented by HBO.