Crow’s Egg

Date(s) - 23/11/2021
19:30 - 22:00

A crow’s egg is a special favourite of two little brothers who live in a slum area of Chennai (Madras), supplementing the family income by foraging for coal. The boys have their dreams and, when a pizza parlour opens nearby, they are desperate to try this new delicacy, not least because it is eaten by posh people. But one slice costs the enormous sum of 300 rupees; nevertheless, they are determined to try to earn enough to buy a slice. They face many obstacles, not least grasping politicians, corrupt businessmen and petty bureaucrats – coupled with vague satirical allusions to wider issues of globalization and the impact of advertising. The kids refuse to be put down, mainly due to the quality of innocence that comes from the naturalistic performances of the boys; the film stays light and bright in a feel-good and heart warming sense.


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