The Fish Curry
Maacher Jhol
Original Title:Maacher Jhol
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English Title:The Fish Curry
Director(s): Abhishek Verma
Year of Production:2017
Nationality:India
Screening Format:DCP
Running Time:12:02
Techniques:2D Computer
Category:Narrative Short Animation

Synopsis:
A young man Lalit Ghosh, 28, decides to come-out to his Parents. He is in love with a man, his very own room partner, Ashutosh Gautam. He plans his day by cooking his fatherís favorite dish, the traditional fish curry (Maacher Jhol) and that by learning from a famous radio cook show. He prepares the dish with effort and serves his father the delicious fish curry and confronts his sexuality over the dinner table. The family accepting an individual being a homosexual is a difficult task, specially for parents. The societal structure and prejudices related to homosexuality is huge around us, specially in Indian societies. Acceptance of oneís sexuality by their closed ones matters a lot to an individual. Will Lalitís dad love the delicious fish curry?

Abhishek Verma
About Abhishek Verma
Abhishek Verma is an independent animator and†animation film maker. He has passed out from School of Design-IDC, IIT Bombay in 2014. He specializes in communication and animation film design. He has a special interest in typography, experimental narrative and illustration. He loves screen writing and experimental narrative. His previous animation short CHASNI- the sugar syrup has been screened in over 37+ festivals including Animafest Zagreb, Mumbai International Film festival, TASI, IDSFFK-Kerela, Chitrakatha and many more. The film has won total 10 awards national & international. His upcoming project is an animation feature tentatively named "dog is god". Click here to view the director's website.