Chutney is a short film, which marks the debut of Tisca Chopra as a producer. As the name suggests, the film is a thematic in which Chutney is a symbol for all those ordinary people around us whom we fail to notice. For example, Chutney is never served alone and is at best considered an accompaniment. “When I first heard the story, I instantly loved it. It’s like a revenge of ordinary people. 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,” says Tisca.
The actor sports a de-glam look in the film. If you look at the poster, it might be hard for you to recognise her at the first go. Talking about that she 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. On being asked about the reactions the film is getting, the Taare Zameen Par actor said people are shocked to see such a film because it talks about how a woman, a housewife, asserts her rights in the house.
Tisca says the procedure of producing this film has encouraged her to do more of such work. “In western countries, a lot of actors are working on short films as producers. Through such films, they are putting out what they creatively have thought of and they do that on their own responsibility. For me, this entire process was a lot of work but definitely, I think I’m going to do a lot of productions now. Maybe advertisements and feature film. In fact, I am working on a feature film under our company, Eastern Way.”
But why a short film? Tisca says micro-content has become the king with the country becoming so well connected through mobiles. She calls it a revolution taking place in India. However, having said that, she added that films will always be aspirational irrespective of other mediums.
Chutney, which also stars Adil Hussain, will soon release on Royal Stag Barrel short films platform. Meanwhile, trade analyst Taran Adarsh released the poster of the film.