Chutney: This Tisca Chopra Starrer Short Film Will Give You The Heebie-Jeebies

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Arjun is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who, before stepping into the glamorous world of entertainment reporting, assisted acclaimed filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron and Christopher Nolan.
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Tisca Chopra starrer ‘Chutney’ is a beautifully dark short film. It’s unpredictable, twisted and engaging enough to keep you completely hooked for 16 minutes, and get you thinking after.

The ‘Taare Zameen Par’ actress, who’s also produced the film, delivers a top-notch performance as a simple, small-town housewife married to a flirtatious man (Adil Hussain). The film starts off with underlying hints of an extra marital affair but gradually progresses into a chilling tale about extraordinary sides of ordinary characters.

“When I first heard the story, I instantly loved it. It’s like a revenge of ordinary people,” said Tisca in a statement. “By ordinary, I mean that the film will make you think for a second about all those unnoticeable people around you and the kind of stories they might have. But it’s not about a particular character.”

The actress is barely recognizable in her role as the ‘naive’ housewife from “Ghaziabad.” Talking about her character, Tisca said: “I love playing real characters. And I think acting is about that. You have to suspend yourself to a character.”

The film has been shown at Dharamshala International Film Festival and is making the rounds of a few others.

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