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Cat Sticks (2019)

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On a rainy night in Calcutta a group of desperate addicts chase brown sugar, but the permanent intoxication they seek proves elusive. Cat Sticks weaves their stories into a chiaroscuro, ... See full summary »

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Ronny Sen

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Ronny Sen (original story), Ronny Sen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Tanmay Dhanania ... Byang
Joyraj Bhattacharya ... Tamanna Bhai
Sumeet Thakur Sumeet Thakur ... Ronnie
Rahul Dutta Rahul Dutta ... Pablo
Saurabh Saraswat Saurabh Saraswat ... Deshik
Kalpan Mitra Kalpan Mitra ... Toto
Soumyajit Majumdar Soumyajit Majumdar ... Gere Bappa
Sreejita Mitra Sreejita Mitra ... Orna
Sounak Kundu Sounak Kundu ... Potol
Raja Chakravorty Raja Chakravorty ... Biplab
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On a rainy night in Calcutta a group of desperate addicts chase brown sugar, but the permanent intoxication they seek proves elusive. Cat Sticks weaves their stories into a chiaroscuro, traverses with them through states high and low, spaces real and unreal. A relentless downpour plays backdrop to lives balanced on a precarious high. Some of them seek a release, while others do not seem to want the night to end.

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Such an inspiring indie.
10 November 2019 | by adityakripalaniSee all my reviews

There a scene in the film where two men, completely high, perform what can only be called a poetic dance as they try to find places on each other to jab their needles into. It's one of the most beautiful, moving scenes I've seen in a long while. The film is full of the feebleness and vulnerability of users, the innocence and childlike state of mind and being of users, the users in this film are grown up men but also lost little boys, who you want to go give a hug to every once in a while. Even murder is accidental because they're not even really aware. Everything is an impulse untempered by a rational reigning in. Performances were stellar. Saurabh, with the way he uses language and his eyes, conveying so much, tanmay as the man in the lungi, so at ease with that lungi that it remains in your mind hours later, the way he deals with it. Ronny and his last ditch effort to save himself and his friend who lands up seeing a man die as a crow leaves his head, the religious ritual both mocked and completed at once. Shreya Dev Dube has done an absoluteky beautiful job with the camera. An artist. Ronnie Sen, looking forward to more! Loved the film.


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Country:

India

Language:

Bengali

Release Date:

7 October 2019 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Calcutta, West Bengal, India

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Craigmore Films See more »
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16 : 9
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