Reinier SELEN (RINKEL FILM BV), Mathivanan RAJENDRAN (STRAY FACTORY)
The story of the thirty-five-year old Babu unfolds in a dusty village at the foothills of the Western Ghats. Babu’s arrival isn’t unnoticed as he claims to be Suresh’s runaway brother. Taken aback by this sudden kinship, Suresh immediately despises Babu, calling him an imposter and refusing to give him his share of ancestral farmland. Meanwhile, the mysterious Babu is introduced to cockfighting by Suresh’s cousin Shiva. Babu gradually gains trust of the villagers and finds a partner. Suresh, scornful and jealous over Babu’s growing stature attacks him and will have to endure the consequences. Both characters confront their darkest sides as their narratives converge in the village festival to a haunting finale.