The Hyderabad Film Club and the Friends Of Iran Society, Hyderabad, under the auspices of the Consulate General Of Islamic Republic Of Iran, Hyderabad, are organising an Iranian Film Festival from 26th to 30th October, at the Indira Priyadarshani Auditorium, Public Gardens. 8 films will be screened during the 5-day festival.
Today, the penultimate and 4th day, Choori (Chick) will be the first film to be screened. The film, directed by Javad Ardakani, and has Sara Bonyas, Mohammed Reza Koshhalpour, Shahram Ali-Sharifi and Shohreh Lotfi playing the central characters.
Zahra is bored to tears. Her parents are out all day at work and have no time to look after her. What on earth should she do with herself all day long?
Suddenly, she hears a hawker downstairs on the street selling chicks. She decides to buy one, but because she is little, she is given a very small one. It doesn't matter, though, because Zahra is overjoyed at her purchase all the same.
The next day Zahra teaches the chick to fly so that it can avoid falling prey to cats. But the real danger lies elsewhere: two teenage bruisers arrive on the scene and steal Zahra's ward from her. They start taunting the chick for their own entertainment until the poor little thing – whom Zahra has christened Choori – falls over, its tiny leg broken.
It's hard for Zahra to know what do to next. None of the vets she asks is prepared to help her little protégé; not one of them will take the chick's broken leg seriously. Even Zahra's parents show no sympathy whatsoever – why doesn't she simply substitute Choori for a healthy chick?
Zahra, however, is convinced that Choori is irreplaceable. Fortunately, her grandfather is of the same opinion, and so he gathers up all of his money to persuade a doctor to treat the little invalid chick after all.
The entry is free. Please contact Bh S S Prakash Reddy of the Hyderabad Film Club at 2373-0841/93910-20243 for further details.