The Fish Curry

Maacher Jhol

Directed by Abhishek Verma



10 min




Color, Black and white





A young man Lalit, 28, decides to come out to his parents. He is in love with a man, his very own room partner, Ashutosh. He plans his day by cooking his father’s favorite dish, the traditional fish curry (Maacher Jhol), and by radio cook show. Will Lalit's father accept his reality?



  • Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival • Best short film
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala • Best animation film
  • Animafest Zagreb
  • Indie-AniFest
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival
  • Paris International Animation Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Animation Festival
  • Leipzig International Festival For Documentary And Animated Film
  • Animateka International Animated Film Festival


  • BFI Flare - London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival

Cast & Crew

  • Animation:Abhishek Verma
  • Script:Abhishek Verma & Jayesh Bhosale
  • Editor:Antariksh
  • Sound design & mix:Rajesh Pawar
  • Music:126ers
  • Producer:Abhishek Verma & Jamuura
  • Production Company:Abhishek Verma, Jamuura

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