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Published on Apr 15, 2012

Genre: Short Film (28 minutes)
Language: French (with English subtitle)

Story (originally in Bengali): Ramanath Ray
Screenplay, Dialogue, Direction: Indro
Producer: Center of French & Francophone Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru Unjversity

Synopsis of KANKAR:: The government of India has taken the decision to stop the adulteration of rice and ensure that the rice distributed through the ration shops is free of kankar. Citizens henceforth shall get rice without kankar. For Indro, a person by no means extraordinary, this is nothing short of a catastrophe. Since childhood, like his ancestors, so great was his enjoyment of kankar that it was separated and cooked apart, just for him. Devastated, Indro goes to the Ration shop person and the local dealer only to be told that not even for a king's ransom would he get kankar. A desperate Indro, whose life has been reduced to meaningless existence without kankar , is determined to overcome this crisis. And his quest for the illusive kankar takes him to people and places you will meet in our film.

(A kankar is a small stone or pebble found in rice. It is an impurity. So it is taken care of that rice is free from it before it,the rice, is going to be cooked.)


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