country of origin: India, year: 2021
languages spoken: Hindi
duration: 23:53, format: Digital Stereo, DCP 5.1
aspect ratio: 16:9 (the film though is a mix of 2:1 horizontal and 9:16 vertical aspect ratio)
'CHEEPATAKADUMPA' is a black comedy film directed and produced by Devashish Makhija.
It’s outlandish, freewheeling script was improvised over many weeks of rehearsals with the
film’s actors (all hailing from India’s National School of Drama), drawing from their
personal challenges of growing up as women in patriarchal small town India.
‘CHEEPATAKADUMPA’ follows three women over less than a day as they awaken their naughty teenage alter egos when they meet again after years, unleashing mischief on each other, and in turn on the biased patriarchal belief systems of the world they were born into. In a masculine culture that is unduly serious about making the rules that women are expected to live by, Teja, Santo and Tamanna find true and happy rebellion in the gasping throes of this mischief.
'cheepatakadumpa': a director's note
At the heart of ‘CHEEPATAKADUMPA’ is a smirk of mischief.
Independent minded Tejaswini (a.k.a. Teja) rides a mechanical bull and secretly orgasms.
Flower child Santosh (a.k.a. Santo) tries to score some secret full moon sex with a married man.
Santosh and Tejaswini take direly deprived Tamanna to the brink of a self-helped orgasm.
And then tickle and tease her until she reaches the doors of defiance… and starts to knock on it.
Journeying from fettered dusk to uncaged dawn, this film seeks to question the status quo of women in a small town India rife with patriarchy, by observing their inner lightness take wing. And celebrating it with their shy smiles, their naughty snickers, their uncontrollable giggles, and our laughter.
bhumika dube, ipshita chakraborty singh, annapurna soni, bishna chouhan
directed by devashish makhija
written by devashish makhija, bhumika dube, ipshita chakraborty singh
produced by devashish makhija, sumeet kamath, sreeram ramanathan
co-producers jugaad motion pictures, bhumika dube,
shamim khan, shikha jain, saurabh garg, ravi kumar
cinematography rohin raveendran nair
sound design vinit d’souza music director mangesh dhakde
production design & sfx shamim khan casting director bhumika dube
edited by devashish makhija, ronak singh
costume & make-up anita chakravadhanula, saras kumar namdeo, bhumika dube
associate producers dar gai, dheer momaya, sampat singh rathore, bhoomika theatre group
executive producer shweta vora line producer makhijafilm
associate director kunal mitra first assistant director ronak singh
anunay sinha, anita chakravadhanula, saras kumar namdeo,
shounak majumdar, aman vishera
art associate anunay sinha art assistant chhaya arman pandit
first ac roshan antony, ryan rozario second ac shounak majumdar
chief financial accountant shalini hirani post associate ronak singh
edit & post ronak singh, devashish makhija camera aman vishera
sound design dibakar saha sound mixing anindit roy colorist dilshad nanji
stills vivekanand dakhore, aman vishera
poster design ronak singh, devashish makhija
website ronak singh festival distributor rishi chandna, kunal mitra
behind the scenes aman vishera, kunal mitra
press & publicity shillpi a singh
subtitles devashish makhija
sound edit & mix facility auralmayhem studios
sound supervising editor vinit d’souza
re recording, mixer souvik phukan sound editor & pre mix engineer jithin jose
additional sounds effects editor vineeth raveendran studio boy ravindra yadav
sound recordist anurag jadhao location sound assistant sandip sarkar
foley recording studio soundtrack entertainment
foley artist manoj yadav foley assistant bicky limbu
foley recordist hiru paban foley editor manoj yadav
post production studio coolab
post producer sreeram ramanathan post prod. supervisor ashish heblekar
colorist dilshad nanji assistant colorist rahul verma vfx kuldeep mehta
data managment & workflow telecartel
workflow consultants sumeet kamath, sreeram ramanathan data wrangler mangesh patil
production controller aashirvad jha, uddesh yadav
rehmaan shaikh, nishchay dube, khalid khan, anand yadav, vishal singh yadav,
lucky raghuwanshi, sachin jatt, anju chandravanshi, priyanshu maina