By Prateek VATS

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First film - Completed 2019

& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2020
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • INDIA
    • Director(s)
    • Prateek VATS
    • Synopsis
    • Opening Night film at DIFF 2019! This satire from director Prateek Vats revolves around Anjani—a migrant to New Delhi who secures government employment in the city’s high-security zone. Although he shares his workspace with the most important ministers of state, the reality of Anjani’s job is to mimic aggressive langurs to scare away macaques from government office complexes and the residences of MPs and judges. The actual langurs, originally and extremely effectively employed for the task, have, it seems, recently been retired on account of animal rights concerns and, whilst Anjani’s official designation is ‘monkey repeller’, his true role is more akin to ‘human langur’. In quick succession, Anjani finds his dignity and courage cut to shreds, whilst his professional ineptitude augurs a speedy discharge. But, when admonished by his pregnant sister, our hero grits his teeth and decides to counter literal monkey business with monkey business of his own…