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Axone

Bakor and Upasna want to prepare a special North Eastern Dish, Axone Pork, for their best friend Minam’s wedding. The ingredients are bought, the stove is alight, the gang has gathered; there is just one glitch! They all live in New Delhi now and not Northeast India. And for people here, the dish emits a strong aroma, which seems to eliminate not from a culinary kitchen but more like from a...lavatory! The gang fears the pungent odour of the dish will invite their neighbours’ and landlord’s wrath! Comedic chaos ensues and unexpected obstacles arise as they struggle to find a safe place where they can prepare the dish in peace. The film explores the travails of this young group of buddies, as they grapple with outright racism and the upheavals of their interpersonal relationships, throughout the course of an eventful day!

Axone Cast Section
Director

Nicholas Kharkongor - Director

Nicholas Kharkongor has worked extensively in theatre and film for 20 years. His plays have been performed in India and abroad, including in London and New york. In film, he assisted one of India's foremost indie filmmakers, Rajat Kapoor. His debut feature, Mantra, starring Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor and Adil Hussain, won Best Film as the 2016 South Asian International Film Festival, presented by HBO, in New York.