The Fish Curry

Maacher Jhol

Directed by Abhishek Verma



10 min








A young man Lalit Ghosh, 28, decides to come-out to his parents. He is in love with a man, his very own room partner, Ashutosh Gautam. He plans his day by cooking his father’s favorite dish, the traditional fish curry (Maacher Jhol) and that by learning from a famous radio cook show. He prepares the dish with effort and serves his father the delicious fish curry and confronts his sexuality over the dinner table.



  • 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

  • Editor:Antariksh
  • Sound design & mix:Rajesh Pawar
  • Music:126ers
  • Producer:Abhishek Verma & Jamuura

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