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Rati Chakravyuh © Ashish Avikunthak Productions

Rati Chakravyuh

feature by Ashish Avikunthak, 106 min., DCP, Bengali, English ST, India / Germany 2013

On a lunar eclipse midnight, in a desolate temple, six young newlywed couples and a priestess meet after a mass wedding. They sit in a circle and talk. This is their last conversation – an exchange about life, death, beginning, end and everything in between. After a discussion that lasts more than an hour and a half, they commit mass suicide.

Screenplay, Director & Producer:
Ashish Avikunthak
Director of Photography:
Basab Mullick
Ashish Avikunthak, Sougata Mukherjee
Mandira Banerjee, Trisha Barua, Joyraj Bhattacahrya, Saswati Biswas, Sahali Goswami, Mishka Halim, Sharmistha Nag, Suman Nandi, Satakshi Nandi, Kaushik Pan, Supratim Ray, Udvas Roy, Debdip Sen
Sound Design:
Dipankar Chaki, Anirban Sengupta
Praduttaya Datta, Manaranjan Paul
Kristina Konrad weltfilm GmbH Berlin


  • Bombay and Calcutta
    Aicon Gallery, New York, October 2014
    Shanghai Art Biennale November 2014 to March 2015


  • "...a philosophical exploration of craft and concept, history, religion, and the contemporary." ArtSlant
  • "Explores being Indian, being human, and being alive." The Hindu
  • "Avikunthak experiments with the cinematic form, inviting the audience to go through time as it is, instead of the montage-cut narrative cinema we are conditioned to." Indian Express
  • "...self-consciously difficult works that are filmed in a self-consciously beautiful way." ArtReview


Rati Chakravyuhk Filmplakat




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