Filmmaker Devrath is on a mission to make a film about the lives and assassination of the controversial and legendary singers, whose often bawdy songs about village life and Punjabi culture found both keen admirers and vicious detractors. Devrath is panicked when he discovers that another film crew, with far greater resources than his, is also making a film on folk-singer Chamkila. Along the way, Devrath encounters an actual band member who survived the attack, and an aspiring actress, and together the three head to Mehsampur, the site of the assassination. With some of Chamkila and Amarjot’s associates playing versions of themselves, this provocative and sexually explicit film cleverly blurs the line between fiction and reality.
Festival guests: Kabir Chowdhry and Akshay Singh