In Chunni?s village, life is a lot of fun. She fools everyone, has a great friend in Mughal-e-Azam and, vexs her teacher, Kallu the village butcher and her father. There is one small problem though.india Updated: Oct 18, 2003 16:33 IST
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cast: Shweta Prasad, Alaap Mazgaonkar, Shabana Azmi, Makrand Deshpande
Hindi/91 minutes/35 mm/Colour
In Chunni’s village, life is a lot of fun. She fools everybody with impersonations of her twin sister Munni, has a great friend in Mughal-e-Azam who does her homework, and has all the opportunities to vex her teacher, Kallu the village butcher and her father. There is one small problem though.
In a house in the village, believed to be a haunted mansion, lives a witch called Makdee. According to legend, whoever goes into the house turns into an animal. Of course, the schoolteacher refuses to believe the story but nobody is willing to listen to him.
One day, one of Chunni’s pranks gets out of hand and her docile sister Munni enters the mansion. The witch turns her into a hen. Chunni is hysterical when she realizes what has happened. She runs from pillar to post for help but her credibility is so low that nobody in the village is willing to believe her.
The cops, Ghanta and Banta, agree to help but they turn up late and Chunni is compelled to enter the house in search of her sister. Chunni has never been so frightened in her life. She enters the main hall and to her horror finds the witch waiting for her.
She pleads with the witch to let her poor little sister become human again as she had been trapped for no fault of her own. The witch strikes a deal with Chunni: get me one hundred hens and take back your sister in exchange.
Chunni now faces the biggest challenge of her life.
Producer/Screenplay/Music: Vishal Bhardwaj
Cinematography: Hemant Chaturvedi
Editor: Aarif Shaikh
Art: Sameer Chanda
Sound: Pradeep Suri
First Published: Oct 11, 2003 01:35 IST