RINTU THOMAS FILM

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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.

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