CLASH OF TIGERS
Director : S Nallamuthu
Country : India
Duration : 44 min
A tiger mother called Krishna faces unusual challenges while raising her family of 4 cubs in the Ranthambhore National Park of Western India. Even though Krishna loses one of her young cubs while shifting them to a safer den, she raises the remaining three cubs – two daughters and one son with instinctive maternal care. But her troubles are far from over as the greatest danger comes from within! Krishna’s dominant daughter Lightning bullies and heckles her weaker sister Arrowhead. It’s a tightrope act for Krishna - she must keep her dominant daughter in check, protect her family and train them to become ace hunters. Incredibly, and perhaps because of Krishna’s training, her weaker daughter learns to stand her ground against her stronger sister. In her quest for independence and power, the daughter Arrowhead leaves her family, relocating to a territory at the edge of her mother’s kingdom. Too young to fend for herself, Krishna’s estranged daughter’s life is at risk again. Krishna is faced with a dilemma of how to protect her split family. She finds an incredible solution - Krishna shuttles between her split family, giving them equal amount of attention and care. Caught in this crossfire of vicious rivalry is Krishna’s adorable male cub Bhola. Deeply attached to his mother, he tries in his own way to play the peacemaker. The crisis deepens as both daughters wish to establish their dominion over their mother’s territory. Who will emerge winner in this struggle for power and territory? Shot over a period of two and half years, Clash of Tigers, an observational docudrama, captures extraordinary tiger behaviour in a powerful story of a tiger family
Grey’s Director and cinematographer Nallamuthu is India’s leading wildlife filmmaker specializing in tiger centric films. A cinematographer from FTIT, Chennai, Nalla has earlier worked as cameraman with ISRO and Films Division. He has had the pleasure and privilege of working with some of industry’s best directors and networks worldwide such as National Geographic Channel, BBC, Discovery, Channel 4, Animal Planet, Star TV, Doordarshan and the like.