Crime Factory

A group of five abandoned baby boys in their pursuit to survive end up in a slum which was nick named “Crime Factory” owing to the number of criminals the slum bred. The boys grew up together and bonded emotionally with each other. Right from their early stages in life, all they learnt was that in order to live, you have to earn money. And ultimately it is the end result that mattered and not the procedure to earn money. They did not differentiate between legal and illegal because what they believed was that in their pursuit of livelihood, some people were jealous of them and always tried to deprive and deny them their share of things. Life had taught these boys that the only way to survive is, develop and master the ability to snatch. Because nobody gives a damn to your other abilities that under normal circumstances are the requisites to earn a living. They snatched, they survived and they lived, indulging in the safest, profit yielding business that the slum offered them……peddling of weed (Gaanja).
These five boys, namely Sallu, Bikroo, Ajjal, Pappu and Bulbul worked for the local kingpin Narsing Yadav, who in turn reported to Chacha known as Mughle Azam Chacha. Each individual boy represents one particular human emotion that normally dominates the other emotions, and which in turn becomes the defining factor to term what an individual’s character is. Narsing Yadav exploited the boys to the maximum working hand in glove with the Police, often risking the lives of these kids for his trade. But then, there comes a point where the limits of human tolerance break all barriers of fear of consequences, and revolts against the very system that they were embedded into. And no revolt is complete without bloodshed. What follows is an unexpected and unpredictable turn of events that marks the beginning of the growth of these kids into full fledged criminals who dare to live life on the edge. A new bunch of criminals has thus just been manufactured in “Crime Factory”, and are ready to be rolled into the world of crime.
The simple philosophy of life is that as long as you have nothing to lose, you are ready to sacrifice what you have. But the moment you start accumulating things, attachment grows, and slowly but surely selflessness turns into selfishness. The concept and belief of “ours” turns to “mine”. And then starts a tussle within oneself to combat ego, selfishness and emotional attachments. More often than not, ego and selfishness wins at the cost of their relationships of bondage. These five boys who had nothing to lose when they were young and were ready to sacrifice for the each other, gradually begin to learn the lessons of individuality and a sense of competition when they grew up into youth. The two most deciding factors that led to conflicts and wars since times historical, namely money and woman creep into their lives and they start becoming self centered. People who grew up together without any secrets between them, start manipulating and holding back their designs to make things and objects of desire their own. And since life has never taught them to plead or beg, they snatch; even if it is from one among them. The threads of bondage that once bound them together begin to either break due to the test of time, or due to the test of strain.
And then, these are not the only guys who are into the dirty business of underground and illegal, but highly paying activities. There are rivals. And rivalries in the slums do not die a natural death by the passage of time. Revenge and unforgiving long ranging rivalries that claim lives raise their heads once in a while, reminding the dwellers that neither the slum forgets, nor does the wound ever heal. In fact the wound is nurtured to be sore enough to avenge revenge.
The story of Crime Factory basically deals with human emotions and bondage between people who are not related by blood. The simple word that describes this bondage is friendship, which is so frequently and easily used that people forget the depth in the bondage. Crime Factory starts with the basic foundation of friendship where each individual doesn’t expect anything from the other and still is ready to support him because he feels the pull of the bondage. And this pull is experienced only when there are no external forces that pull him away. The external forces come into play only when they grow old enough to think about their individual self rather than their collective self. Money, power, love, ego, competitive comparisons, and jealousy make sure that bonds and bondages are broken to lead to bloodshed and murder. Each individual is driven by his basic instinct to snatch and survive and this leads to conflict of interests. A group of boys, who once risked their lives to save the other, now turn into adult criminals to save their own interests. So what if it involves betrayal, lies, cheating and killing? By the time realization dawns on them, it’s too late and there is nothing left to be called “us”, and all that remains is a lonely “me”.

  • K K Binojee
  • K K Binojee
    Paisa, Login, Icecream 1 & 2, Current, Ghayam 2
  • Munaf Baluch
  • Sanjog Singh
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    2 hours 5 minutes
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    October 15, 2019
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    210,000 USD
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Director - K K Binojee