Section: International Competition of Feature Films for Children

Chidiya (2016) 10

India | 2016 | 111 min.

Shanu and Bua, aged 9 and 7, live in a tenement in Mumbai with their mother Vaishnavi. Vaishnavi asks her brother-in-law Bali Bhai to get Shanu and Bua a job with him. He works in the film industry and takes the kids to his film set. Though they don’t get a job, they get a shuttlecock and their new purpose in life is to play the game of chidiya. How difficult can it be? But sometimes it’s the simplest of things that are the hardest to accomplish. Buying racquets, getting a net and making a court in the tenement is the easy part, now they have to win.

Duration111 min
SubtitleEnglish, simul. translation cz
Directed by Mehran Amrohi
Screenplay Amitabh Varma/ Mehran Amrohi
Director of Photography Vikas Joshi
Music Shailendra Barve
Edited by Mohit Takalkar
Contact Mehran Amrohi


Mehran Amrohi is fledgling filmmaker from India. He is from Uttar Pradesh, the fifth largest state of the Republic of India. He graduated in engineering, but then completely turned to the movie industry, where he's been working for several years. He made his debut with his authorial feature children's film Chidiya (2015), a Bollywood production.