Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body (2012) MIFF Film Review


India, 89 mins

Mumbai. A man takes a soft-toy representation of the god Ganesh, to a temple and attempts to leave it. But a charming street kid takes it and the pursuit is on. For in the soft toy is a bomb which the man is attempting to use to blow up the temple. The soft toy passes from hand to hand, eventually taking part in its own religious ceremony.

I found this to be a totally delightful film. I was on edge the whole way, every time the toy was dropped or thrown, I was expecting the worst. But the characters are delightful, the cinematography is beautiful and the whole film is filled with comic moments. It is a film that pokes fun at the Mumbai society, but in a very gentle fashion.

Twisted Trunk, Big Fat Body screens at ACMI on Sunday, July 28 at 4pm and on Saturday, August 3 at 11am. To book tickets, visit

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