Original title: The Catch
Directed by: Rishi Chandna (Chicken Roll Films)
Produced by: Dina Dattani (Furaha Pictures Limited)
Country of production: India
Runtime: 100 min
Projected budget: 360 000 €
Budget in place: 33%
Expected release: Mid 2023
Looking for: Financing, co-producers
An impoverished Muslim fisherman becomes a millionaire overnight after catching a shoal of the rare and prized Ghol fish in the polluted, nearly barren waters off the west coast of India. The newfound wealth offers him a chance to buy a bigger boat and rebuild his life, but a renewed wave of anti-Muslim sentiment threatens his plans and forces him to confront past traumas.
Written by: Rishi Chandna & Rahul Srivastava
Furaha Pictures Limited – UK / India | Dina Dattani is an independent producer, having worked in the UK, India and the US for over 15 years. Whilst having worked with a studio on major Oscar & BAFTA winning productions (Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, Terror in Mumbai), her independent productions and co-productions (Hotel Salvation, Brahman Naman) have also received both critical and commercial success. She will be setting up a UK-based company under the name Furaha Pictures Limited. Furaha in Swahili means joy and happiness.