Private Project

Kima’s Lode - Beyond the Class

The remote border town of “Chhimtui,” in northeast India, is shaken up as twelve -year old boy “Kima” goes missing. His widowed mother fears the worst. Kima suddenly returns but refuses to tell where he has been. He makes a secret plan with his best buddies “Rova” and “Dawnga” to go back to the forest. On the fateful day, the boys share a ride with an old man who tells them of a strange tale.

  • Zuala Chhangte
  • Zuala Chhangte
  • Children's Film Society, India
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    Live Action, Children film, Family
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 18 minutes 16 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2015
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Director Biography - Zuala Chhangte

B.Com graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University with Diploma in Film & TV Productions from XIC, Mumbai. Has worked under Siddharth Kak and independently directed and produced a number of documentaries and TV serial. Kima’s Lode is his debut film as a director.

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Director Statement

Kima’s Lode is story about the universal sense of adventure and wonderment that children possess. The three heroes of the film- selected locally with no prior experience- are personifications of the proverbial “irresponsibly charming” boys- who are ready to step into the unknown for a bit of adventure.

The film is also about the free- spirited nature of the people of north east India and their affinity with their land.