Director: Bornila Chatterjee
Writer: Bornila Chatterjee, Tanaji Dasgupta, Kurban Kassam
Produced by: Cinestaan Film Company and Film London
Cast: Tisca Chopra, Naseeruddin Shah
An adaptation of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus set in contemporary New Delhi
The Hungry is a contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus, set in the extravagant surroundings of an Indian wedding whilst exploring the role of the patriarch and corruption in Indian politics and big business.
The project has brought together Asian filmmaking talent from India and the UK. It is written and directed by Bornila Chatterjee (writer-director, Let's Be Out, The Sun Is Shining),co-written and produced by Tanaji Dasgupta and Kurban Kassam (line producer, 20,000 Days on Earth).
“It’s stylishly shot and nicely cast, forecasting a healthy fest run after its Toronto bow.” -Hollywood Reporter
“An imaginative, intermittently engaging attempt to give contemporary weight to a Shakespeare classic” -Screendaily