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The chaos and contradictions of modern India are laid riotously bare in writer/director Punarvasu Naik's striking feature film debut.

The terrorists' plan was simple enough: plant a bomb inside a soft toy of the elephant god Ganesh and blow it up when the streets were filled with Hindus. But when a Muslim street urchin steals the toy, Ganesh - and the bomb he carries - finds himself being passed from person to person, caste to caste, religion to religion, in a madcap journey across Mumbai.

Mixing biting satire with humane social commentary, Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body is Indian cinema as you've never seen it before. Part thriller, part drama, part blackly comic farce, Naik's film is a warm-hearted and clear-eyed take on an ascendant India, trapped between the binds of tradition and the glittering lure of modernity.

Produced by Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur, MIFF 2012).

Director Punarvasu Naik is a guest of the festival and will be in attendance at both sessions.

D Punarvasu Naik P Guneet Monga S Yogesh Vinayak Joshi WS Sikhya Entertainment L Hindi w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012