Official Chukyagiri

Spandan Chukya, Intern of the Year, knows Mumbai is the city where all your dreams come true. But he has no idea what it will take to make that happen. On his long journey from Meerut to Mumbai, via love and loss, he learns: "Yahan jagah milti nahi, banani padti hai" (You don't get a place, until you make one)

  • Sizil Srivastava
    Director
    MTV India TVCs for Durex, Nescafe
  • Sumit Batheja
    Writer
    Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana
  • Arré (U Digital Content Pvt Ltd)
    Producer
    A.I.SHA My Virtual Girlfriend, Arre Ho Ja Regender, I Don't Watch TV
  • Sunny Kaushal
    Key Cast
    Sunshine Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd
  • Aahana Kumra
    Key Cast
    Lipstick under my Burkha, Yudh, The Blueberry Hunt
  • Anand Tiwari
    Key Cast
    Udaan, Slumdog Millionaire, Go Goa Gone, Kites
  • Mithila Palkar
    Key Cast
    Girl in the city, Little Things
  • Gopal Datt
    Key Cast
    TVF Pitchers
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    fiction, drama, comedy
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 37 minutes 39 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 2, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    India
  • Country of Filming:
    India
  • Language:
    English, Hindi
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
  • Yupp TV
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
  • Sony Liv
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
  • Vodafone Play
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
  • TF1 Xtra
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: Internet, Video on Demand
Director Biography - Sizil Srivastava

Sizil fell in love with films at the age of 5 when he saw Mr.India on the big screen, and he has been wanting to be a filmmaker ever since.
Sizil went on to study design at NIFT Mumbai, where he continued his experiments with photography and making film. Ultimately, he joined the creative and content team of MTV as a writer and director, where he worked on many award winning campaigns on brands like Durex, Nescafe, Askmebazaar. He has also directed launch films for MTV Indies and Ganaa.com amongst others.

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Director Statement

I spent about 5 years working with MTV,Chukyagiri happened to me after I started directing ads, 3 years ago. This was a time when I was experimenting and had worked on the Gaana.com campaign. (Some of his popular campaigns include MTV Beef Got Hashed, MTV Durex Rex Talk.)

Nikhil Taneja, a close friend of mine shared the script with me; he was the one who convinced me to make my first web series. I have to confess, prior to this, I had a stigma about digital media. As someone who has worked on TVCs, I always thought you need the canvas of a TV platform to do justice to the content. However, the day I sat for the first narration with the talented show producers Amrit Pal Bindra, Anand Tiwari, and Mohit Kilam, I was hooked to the story since its first draft because it tells the tale of a small town lad coming to Mumbai in order to discover himself and carve an identity. The story is quite close to my heart because I hail from Lucknow and I arrived in Mumbai a few years ago with a bag full of dreams. I realised that digital media is, in fact, a huge platform to tell a great story.