Khatarnak Khai

What do you get when you put 5 enthusiastic animation students, tons of wire, foam, and a 2-minute story? 
A lot of sweat and tears, and a typical Indian family on holiday!

A young man who has given up all hope in life, 
is about to take his last step off the edge of a scenic cliff.
But a noisy, boisterous Indian family arrive at the spot for a picnic.
Can the poor chap even die in peace?


Endless discussions, fights galore, arguments over sizes, materials, characters, choosing the right camera angles, building the set.. the list goes on.
After 2 weeks of pre-production, the actual shoot was completed in 9 days, working continuously from 10 am to 2 pm everyday!
Thus was born, from the combined efforts of a motley crew, comprising of an engineer, after-effects guru, film-maker, graphic designer and sculptor, this film.


1. Won 'Best Student Stopmotion' Award at ASIFA (Animation Day) India 2012.
2.Nominated at Chitrakatha'11, International Student Animation Festival, NID, Ahmedabad, India

3. Nominated at Mumbai International Film Festival: MIFF 2012, (for shorts, animations and documentaries), Mumbai, India.

4. Nominated at Monstra '12, Lisbon, Portugal

5. Screened at CMS Children's Film Festival, Lucknow, India, 2012
The Film:
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