RINTU THOMAS FILM
Miriam Chandy’s The Rat Race is the story of hundreds of young men, some even post-graduates, working with the Municipal Corporation. The job requires them to kill 30 rats every night. The lure of a government job brings together an invisible workforce that patrols the streets of Mumbai, vanquishing the pesky rodents. Filmed over two years, Chandy’s storytelling embraces the canvas of the city of Mumbai to tell a moving tale about unemployment, hopes, failures, friendships and unfulfilled dreams.