Qaushiq Mukherjee • India • 2010 • A surreal portrait of a poor young man's rap star dreams.
Gandu dreams of being a rapper. He shares a home with his mother, a prostitute, in Kolkata, scraping by by dipping into her clients’ wallets while they are predisposed. One day Gandu meets Rickshaw, another young man of the streets who longs to rap as well. Together they sing, drink, do drugs, wander the city and collectively dream of success.
Banned in India, Gandu is a surreal, delirious portrait of one poor young man and his dreams of becoming a rap star. Qaushiq Mukherjee’s second narrative film premiered at Berlin, Transilvania, Oldenburg and Chicago.