A film with no star cast nor exotic locations, on the contrary, this is the gritty true life account of Mumbai’s night rat killers. Shot over 2 years The Rat Race documents a story that unravels every night as the rest of the city sleeps.
Men hired by the municipal corporation who set out with torches and sticks to bring back the bodies of 30 rats to earn a daily wage. Counted every morning by Parsi Supervisor Behram Harda who likens himself to James Bond because he too has a `license to kill’ this is a film that is disturbing and yet crackles with a dark sense of humor. The Rat Race captivated an international jury in Cannes in 2010 then had 3 sold out shows in Amsterdam where it premiered at IDFA, one of the biggest documentary festivals will now be released commercially in multiplex theaters like PVR and Big Cinemas in Mumbai on April 20th, 2012 followed by Delhi and Bangalore.
The film is supported by well known actor and comedian Jaaved Jaaferi who has launched the Indian Documentary Foundation (IDF) an organisation that aims to take the documentary genre to mainstream audiences in collaboration with the International Film Festival of Kerala which organises the Trigger Pitch to match make documentaries with a social cause and corporate partners.
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